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w Editor’s note: Old-timers might still remember the introduction from “The Shadow” radio program: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Jerome Freitas, a retired state Department of Transportation worker who is now better known as “Da Shadow,” since 2004 has been meeting with government representatives about problems he has discovered or that have been reported to him, and reporting the county’s responses.

KPD citations

In the past three years, how many citations were issued for the following:

a. Speeding


b. Seat belt violations


c. Use of mobile devices


Kawaihau police substation

What is the status or plans to move the Kauai Police Department’s Kawaihau substation to the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital property? Was land donated to the county for this purpose?

The Kauai Police Department is currently in the process of locating a permanent location for the Kawaihau substation.


Jerome Freitas can be reached at or 635-3528. Visit his website at


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