Stolen bonsai recovered
Some might die if unclaimedStar-Bulletin staff
Honolulu police are concerned that bonsai trees recovered as part of a burglary investigation could die if their owners are not located soon.
Burglary and theft detectives served a search warrant Tuesday on a Wela Street home in Kapahulu after learning that stolen property taken during burglaries in East Honolulu was in the home.
Police found 12 bonsai trees and three stone lanterns. A bonsai specialist told police that the plants were not of "show quality."
The plants, which are being kept in a dark holding area within the Police Department, will die if they are not claimed soon, police said.
A previous police report or a photo matching the plant and holder will be required in order to prove ownership of the plants.
For more information, call Detective Glen Muramoto at 529-3863.