Wailua Houslots Neighborhood Watch formed
On June 4, Wailua Houselots became the newest Neighborhood Watch community on Kauai when a group of concerned residents signed up to be street captains.
Tito Castillo, the unofficial spokesman, said that the group got together to take the initiative after hearing Mayor Bryan Baptiste (also a resident of Wailua Houselots) speak out about residents taking action in their communities.
“We know we’ve got crime in our neighborhoods, and if you’re doing drugs or thinking about it, we’ll have people watching,” Castillo said Wednesday evening.
Street captains will help organize residents on their streets to get involved with neighborhood activities and Neighborhood Watch, and other community events.
The group is hoping to resurrect the Wailua Homesteads Community Association and will be holding a membership drive July 2 at 4:30 p.m. in Wailua Houselots. A promotional banner is to be placed where the Haleilio and Nonou roads split. Anyone interested in joining can call Mel Rapozo at 245-3539.