At 1:45 a.m. on April 17, 2019, Kona patrol officers responded to reports of a fire at the loading dock of a business located in the 74-5000 block of Makala Boulevard in Kona.

Upon arriving, Big Island firefighters worked to extinguish a fire to a 40-foot shipping container, and eventually extinguished the fire.

Both firefighters and police are investigating the incident at this time.

Damages sustained were to the shipping container and to the building wall that the container was parked next to. 

Total amount of damages are still yet to be determined.

Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding the incident to call Detective Dominic Uyetake at (808) 326-4646 extension 228 or via email at, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.