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Kauai authorities clear illegal squatters from state land near Coco Palms

(Image: DLNR) (Image: DLNR)
(Image: DLNR) (Image: DLNR)
WAILUA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

On Kauai, authorities on Wednesday cleared several illegal squatters and two campsites off state land in Wailua near the river and behind the former Coco Palms Resort.

Nearly 25 authorities from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Kauai Police Department and state’s Sheriffs Division helped remove the five people from the campsites.

The DLNR said four people left peacefully when told they were trespassing, but one person was arrested for trying to block entrance to one of the campsites.

Crews cleared tents and other camping gear, which will be stored for 30 days to allow owners to reclaim them.

Meanwhile, the Kauai Humane Society took custody of five goats that had been tied up along the road. The squatters took their three dogs with them.

Officials said the squatters were offered services to help them find permanent housing, but they had previously declined.

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