Three arrested in police crackdown

  • Courtesy Kauai Police Department

    David Reynolds

  • Courtesy Kauai Police Department

    Richard Beachum

  • Courtesy Kauai Police Department

    John Evans

KAPAA — The Kauai Police Department conducted a special mission in the Kapaa area last week that led to three arrests and one citation, according to a Thursday news release.

“The coastal area between Wailua and Kapaa remains a top concern for our department,” said KPD Acting Chief Michael Contrades.

“We receive ongoing criminal reports in this specific area, and we want the public to know that our officers hear their concerns. We will continue periodic operations to help curb illegal activity and make Kapaa a safer place for our community to enjoy.”

Police said detectives with the Investigative Services Bureau patrolled the coastal area between the Wailua River bridge and Kealia Beach over the weekend, searching for individuals with active warrants and monitoring for criminal activity.

According to the KPD press release, the following arrests and citations were made:

w David Reynolds, 18, of Kapaa, was arrested for promotion of a detrimental drug in the third degree and for a $250 outstanding traffic warrant. A total of 23.1 grams of marijuana was seized upon his arrest. Reynolds was brought to police cellblock and has since been released on bail totaling $300.

w Richard Beachum, age 51 of Lihue, was wanted for an outstanding contempt-of-court warrant. Police located him Saturday walking along Lehua Street in Kapaa, and arrested him without incident. He has since been released on $300 bail.

w John Evans, age 59 of Kapaa, was wanted for an outstanding failure-to-appear warrant. He was arrested without incident Saturday along the Kauwila Street and Kuhio Highway junction in Kapaa. He has since been released on $250 bail.

During the operation, police also cited a 69-year-old Hanamaulu woman for indecent exposure when police say she was observed urinating in public near the Kapaa Beach Park.

  1. billyjoebob March 15, 2019 1:48 am Reply


  2. Bill March 15, 2019 4:42 am Reply

    Sound like easy pickins
    Wow with those three out on bail I feel safer and that guy with All that weed……wow…..great job Chief

  3. Khsgrad March 15, 2019 6:03 am Reply

    What a waste of time- $250-300 bonds? For drug dealers- laughable…. The bike path doesn’t feel safe anymore…. Some of the most beautiful real estate on the island littered with addicts and weirdos

  4. Sheeples March 15, 2019 6:04 am Reply

    Wow… these cops are really getting the bad guys. These were without a doubt 3 of the most hardened criminals roaming the bike path. And lock up the homeless for urunating too. Thanks kpd for keeping us all safe.

  5. no can skwot March 15, 2019 7:18 am Reply

    woman cited probably decided it was cleaner than using the public toilets- most disgusting I have ever seen in my life

  6. LMat March 15, 2019 9:25 am Reply

    Glad KPD is working so hard catching these dangerous criminals…

  7. Joe Public March 15, 2019 11:03 am Reply

    What an effort from KPD! With all the problems, go after misdemeanors and targets that are really no threat to anyone…hope you feel proud of yourself “Chief”

  8. Geckoman March 15, 2019 3:57 pm Reply

    Seriously. You clowns should have just shouted out the window “you boys need to straighten out” and kept on driving. What kind of paradise crime policy is your department following? Guess they are free to go until they seriously injure or kill someone – and then they may held – maybe.

  9. NoNeck March 15, 2019 10:17 pm Reply

    No neck with small brains just became the laughing stock of Kauai. No one is fooled by this supposedly feel good article PR stunt by inept in blue.

    These are the same guys that can’t catch the Kauai Serial Killer. Wonder why? Go for the low hanging fruit and show that you brought home the meat and potatoes then let the harmless cats loose after they collect $200 to get out of jail free.

    People are keeping tabs on these so called public safety/peace officers while they receive good conduct (pork) pay for not protecting the most dangerous criminals on Island. But everyone on Kauai knows how that works like the Nancy Baugh murder.

    No neck little brains will never understand that its not all in the shoulders.

  10. Charlie Chimknee March 16, 2019 4:34 am Reply

    …picture in paper for failing to appear…when failure to remember is as old as the hills for older people…!

    For a minute there we thought one of the pics was gonna be of Lizzie Borden…!

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