Checkpoints set up on Kauai, 2 arrests on Oahu as police enforce stay-at-home order

Checkpoints set up on Kauai, 2 arrests on Oahu as police enforce stay-at-home order

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police statewide are beginning to enforce Hawaii’s stay-at-home order, a broad mandate designed to stop the spread of coronavirus in Hawaii.

Here’s a look at some of the enforcement actions:

  • On Oahu, police say they’ve cited at least 70 people for violating the emergency declaration and arrested two people. The arrests and most of the citations were issued to those who ignored officers’ instructions to leave public parks or other areas that are closed.
  • On the Big Island, police arrested a 43-year-old Kailua-Kona woman for violating the order and other counts, saying she went to a home in Captain Cook, threw a rock at a window and started an argument.
  • And on Kauai, police set up checkpoints to ensure compliance with the shutdown.

Specific details on the Kauai checkpoints weren’t immediately available. But Kauai County Police Chief Todd Raybuck said it’s “urgent” the community follow the order.

“If this isn’t taken seriously, our small island’s healthcare system will not be able to withstand community spread of the virus. Please, stay at home and do your part for the wellbeing of our community,” he said.

This story will be updated.

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