New owner hauls out Kapaa Beach Park substation

KAPAA — The building that once housed the Kapaa police substation has been removed from Kapaa Beach Park.

On Nov. 23, the 400-square-foot building was hauled away from its long-time home by new owners Heart and Soul Organics, a Kilauea-based composting facility. The building will be used as an office.

The building, which housed the Kapaa police substation for about 20 years, was sold at a county auction in the fall of 2015 for $1,125, said Sarah Blane, a county spokeswoman.

When the Kauai Police Department moved into the former Hurricane Iniki shelter, it was always to be a temporary location. Originally, it was meant to be a place where officers could write their reports.

But, over time, the building became a place where minor arrests were processed and residents and visitors could ask for help and file reports.

KPD eventually outgrew the substation.

In 2013, KPD entered a three-year agreement with the Department of Defense to use the Kapaa Armory, a 900 square-foot facility, on Kahau Road.

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