3 arrested at Salt Pond

Caleb Loehrer / The Garden Island Joseph Kaneapua was released from custody Wednesday afternoon after prosecutors dropped charges against him in several previous cases stemming from illegal-camping citations.

LIHUE — Kauai police arrested three Westside men Wednesday morning at Salt Pond Beach Park for illegal camping. One of them insists it was nothing more than harassment, and said state and county officials have been targeting them for months.