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Police warn about cybercrime; Hilo burglaries rise

They operate out of foreign countries and often from the mainland, gleaning personal information and using it to file people’s taxes for them. Most of us would be glad for a helping hand around tax time, but not when the preparer diverts the return to a different address and cashes in.

Obituaries for April 13

Jay Benson, 60, of Hilo died Sunday, April 6, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in California. Private services to be held. Survived by mother, Jacqueline Brittain of Hilo; brother, Matthew Brittain of Mountain View; numerous nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Jeep catches fire in Hilo garage

The Hawaii Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative being sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Safety.