Labor Day weekend crime wrap-up

LIHUE — A total of 22 people were arrested over the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to Kauai Police Department logs.

Of the 48 charges spread over the weekend — Friday through Monday — at least 19 of them were drug related.

Jesse Dye, a 35-year-old Kapaa man, was picked up on Labor Day for 15 of the 19 drug-related charges, including promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree and prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia.

The other charges during the Labor Day weekend included abuse of family or household, first-degree burglary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft, operating a vehicle while under the influence, multiple criminal contempt of court and disorderly conduct.

Two people were arrested for abuse of family or household on Labor Day, one 37-year-old male from Moloaa and a 26-year-old woman from Chicago. The woman was released on bail. It’s unclear what happened to the male.

On Sunday, a Lawai woman was released on bail after being arrested on two counts of second-degree theft and forgery. A 46-year-old Kapaa man was arrested for driving while under the influence of an intoxicant. He was released on bail.

A third male was arrested for four counts of criminal contempt of court. The 24-year-old Anahola resident was released on bail.

A total of seven arrests — three female and four males — were made on Saturday. The people’s ages ranged from 20 to 40.

A 26-year-old Kaumakani man was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal property damage. He was released on bail.

Two visitors from Honolulu were arrested for promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree and were released pending investigation.

A 20-year-old man was arrested at 5:30 a.m. for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

Police arrested four people on Friday. Their charges were resisting an order to stop, criminal property damage, criminal contempt of court and abuse of family or household. They were all arrested before noon. No arrests were made after 11:56 a.m.

During the last major holiday weekend on Kauai — Independence Day — 21 people were arrested during the same four-day period, according to KPD arrest logs. This time there were 34 charges and the most prevalent crime was abuse of family of household, raking in a total of seven arrests.

There were no drug-related arrests made throughout the Fourth of July holiday.

On Independence Day, officers made nine arrests including two people who were picked up for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Two people were picked up for harassment and two people were picked up for abuse of family or household on the same day. A 21-year-old male was arrested for custodial interference and then released on bail.

For the months of July and August, officers averaged about 20 arrests per weekend, except during the first two weeks of August during which KPD arrested 15 people between Aug. 5 to Aug. 8 and 14 people between Aug. 19 to Aug. 22.

In the first half of August, Kauai officers arrested 29 people, compared to the second half of August during which officers arrested 44 people.

KPD made a total of 73 arrests during the four weekends in August compared to the 107 arrests in the five weekends in July.


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