The Kauai Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team conducted a special mission on Monday in the Lihue and Kapaa areas, which led to arrests, the removal of illegal campsites and the removal of abandoned property.
In Lihue, eight subjects were arrested for 12 outstanding warrants, totaling $35,325 in bail.
The team, along with officers from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement and county park rangers, also removed several illegal campsites and two truckloads of abandoned property in the Kapaa area near Lihi Park.
“The area in and around Lihi Park has been a top concern for our police department, as we have received numerous complaints from the community, many of whom expressed they felt unsafe in the area,” said KPD Chief Darryl Perry.
“I commend the FAST team, DOCARE, and our park rangers for their hard work to keep our community safe.”