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