Kauai authorities make 2 arrests during cleanup of east side shoreline
KAPAA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A police operation on Kauai's east side last week resulted in arrests, citations and a cleanup of the area.
The Kauai Police Department said the Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) zoned in on an area along the multi-use bike path on Aug. 9 and 10. During the two-day operation, they focused their efforts in areas near Kealia and Kapaa.
Numerous traffic citations were issued, apparent homeless camps were removed and two people were arrested, officials said.
Lihue resident Lance Kaaumoana, 36, was arrested on a parole, probation warrant. His bail is set at $50,000.
Kym Estacio of Hanamaulu, 44, was also arrested in the operation on drug-related warrants. Estacio's bail is set at $5,000.
In addition to the arrests, authorities removed six dilapidated vehicles and removed truckloads of abandoned property from illegal campsites.
"The areas along our Kapaa multi-use path have been an increasing concern for the community," said Acting Deputy Chief Robert Gausepohl. "I commend and thank our FAST team, park rangers, and our abandoned vehicle coordinator for listening to these concerns and for their ongoing efforts to protect our residents and visitors from harm."
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