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.