Police: Persistent claims about looting are mostly just rumors

Maj. Samuel Jelsma
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Police officers man the checkpoint recently at the entrance to Leilani Estates at the intersection of Highway 130 and Leilani Avenue.

During Tuesday night’s community meeting at Pahoa High School cafeteria about the ongoing lava emergency, the subject of looting in lower Puna arose — again.