A Rare Burglary in Niihau

This week in history — January 1917, Niihau got its first reported burglary in forty years.  Two “native boys” stole money from a ranch manager’s office back in August 1916. The judge determined the boys were less likely to commit the crime again “on the peaceful and law-abiding island of Niihau than in the reform school.” Hence, he sent them back to Niihau and sentenced them to probation and other restrictions.

Read more about it in “Burglary on the Island of Niihau.”

“Burglary on the Island of Niihau”
The Garden Island, January 9, 1917, Image 1


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