Arrests slow Kilauea burglaries

KILAUEA – There usually are four or five burglaries a summer here.


this year, the small North Shore town suffered through at least 12 home

burglaries, according to Lt. Martin Curnan, the Kaua`i Police district

commander based in Hanalei.

“We’ve made a couple of arrests in the past

three weeks, and the burglaries have slowed,” Curnan said.

Police arrested

one adult, with a previous criminal record, and one juvenile.

“We still

have some other suspects we’re looking at for these crimes,” Curnan


All of this summer’s burglaries in Kilauea were of homes, not

businesses. And Curnan added that the burglaries were all done in the daytime,

while the homes’ occupants were away.

Curnan said most of the burglaries in

his district, “at least 90 percent,” are drug-related, including the latest

dozen or more.

Despite at least partially solving this summer’s rash of

break-ins, he sounded a cautionary note.

“Even one burglary is too many.

Kilauea is a small town,” he said.

Staff writer Dennis Wilken can be

reached at 245-3681 (ext. 252) and [



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