KAPAA — The Kauai Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team, along with county park rangers and KPD’s abandoned vehicle coordinator, conducted a multi-day operation in Kapaa last week, which led to multiple arrests, citations, and the removal of illegal campsites.
The operation was conducted along the Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the multi-use path in Kapaa, on Aug. 9 and 10.
During the operation, numerous traffic citations were issued and two arrests were made for outstanding warrants, totaling $55,000 in bail.
Lance Kaaumoana, 36, of Lihue, was arrested on a revocation/modification of parole/probation warrant, with bail set at $50,000.
Kym Estacio, 44 of Hanamaulu, was arrested on warrants for promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree, and promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree, with bail set at $5,000.
Additionally, a total of six derelict vehicles were removed from the Kealia Beach area.
With the assistance of county park rangers, several illegal campsites were broken down, and several truckloads of abandoned property were removed from the site.
“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.”