Waianae Satellite City Hall reopens after weekend vandalism

Waianae Satellite City Hall reopens after weekend vandalism

WAIANAE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A suspect is in police custody after the Waianae Satellite Hall was broken into in the early morning hours on Sunday.

A plate glass window was shattered and the office was ransacked, but nothing was stolen as the police responded to the 1:50 a.m.

 alarm within four minutes and found a young male hiding onsite.

Satellite Chief Chase Masuda responded to the Waianae scene from his Aina Haina home and guarded the office overnight until stores opened and supplies could be purchased to secure the window opening.

Satellite staff worked through the weekend to repair the damage and clean and reorganize the office to be able to continue to offer service to the Waianae community. The Satellite opened for business on time on Tuesday, after the Monday holiday.

"We are committed to offering the best service we can", said Mayor Kirk Caldwell when notified of the incident early Sunday morning, "but incidents like this affect the entire community and cost the taxpayers unnecessary expense."

This was the second time in four months that a Customer Service window was shattered. In October, a brick was thrown through the Dillingham Square Driver License Office.

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