KPD officer arrested

LIHU‘E – A Kaua‘i Police Department officer was arrested Wednesday afternoon for disorderly conduct and criminal property damage while off duty.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, at approximately 11 p.m., someone triggered a fire pull station alarm at a resort in Lihu‘e. Upon reviewing video surveillance footage, hotel employees were able to determine that it was a false alarm and that 38-year-old Officer Tyrus Contrades of Hana‘maulu was responsible for triggering the alarm.

On Sunday, Oct. 4, at approximately 1 a.m., a call from a residence in Hana‘maulu was received by KPD Dispatch requesting medical assistance for an adult male who was injured and bleeding from his hand.

It was later determined that the adult male was Contrades.

Upon arrival to the residence, police also discovered that a parked and unoccupied marked Kaua‘i Police vehicle, assigned to Contrades, was damaged.

Police arrested Contrades without incident.

He was released on bail for a disorderly conduct violation, and he was also released pending investigation regarding criminal property damage.

Contrades has been with the Kaua‘i Police Department for approximately 11 years and serves as a police officer in the Patrol Services Bureau. He is currently on administrative leave with pay.

7 Comments
  1. Clean Out October 9, 2020 3:16 am Reply

    Get rid of the dirty kpd officers and restore the reputation of a law enforcement and public safety department.


  2. Jake October 9, 2020 6:51 am Reply

    Whoa…these are the kind of out of control nutjobs who are Kauai’s finest? What happened to employee screening at KPD?


  3. Joe Public October 9, 2020 8:44 am Reply

    Will he get charged for initiating a false alarm? Guess his brother can’t get him out of this one this time, he had a complaint against him down at Sheraton Kauai for being drunk and exposing his firearm, hopefully this time he receives what he deserves.


  4. Debra Kekaualua October 9, 2020 8:45 am Reply

    Since the TGI police blotter only mentions arrest of locals, it is a no-brainer that like Brun, a Contrades is pegged. When is it that FBI/DEA AND RICO visits kauai? They’ve been somewhat successful on oahu. Yesterday, they hit moku o keawe and it would be REmiss for them to think that Kauai also has more than one in the KPD that has already in the past been ‘pegged’ as crooked criminals, but it all goes swiftly undakavalava. Too many open-ended gigs ongoingly and my 61-years of PAYING Attention from Hickham AFB to Kauai’s first EMS to Live voice 24-7-365 Emergency Call-Center business, to WH careers that is my forte and i’ve made santa’s list for decades, but no one is interested or has the wherewithall to stop the Rampage. Then, more recently as TGI describes USAF settles on Kauai; PMRF USNAVY, NASA and military bases, Kauai funded 1.4 Billion dollars intercept-launch 12-story missile facility, ground has been broken for THIS terrorism, or that throughout interferes with humanity and now has caused Moku Kamawailualani to be noted as a BIG Ballistic Missile BULLS EYE, in the world, and THAT’s why DLNR fake state was able to close Polihale indefinitely, AND lay blame on the tenant resident lineal descendants they are trying to eliminate.


  5. Wea Dea October 9, 2020 2:33 pm Reply

    Where is the news about the officers that got caught cheating?

    This should be public and they should be all fired for unbecoming.

    Their actions and arrest records should be scrutinized.

    How can the public trust a police department that fosters cheaters and those who help cheaters cheat to get promoted?

    Can they be trusted? Can the department be trusted?


  6. John Q. Smith October 10, 2020 8:50 am Reply

    Let’s see how this one plays out. The big brother cant use his influence any more. Or can he?
    Can’t beat the KPD old timers. Need to bring some of them back. These young officers now need attitude adjustments.


    1. kimo October 10, 2020 8:23 pm Reply

      Yeah…the new guys don’t take bribes.


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