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Locals Busted for Scamming Folks at the Beach

Image: Santiago mug shot Image: Voorhees mug shot
Media Release:

In response to citizen complaints about illegal kayak vendors at Napoopoo Pier, officers from the Hawai’i Police Department Vice Section, Community Policing Office and Special Enforcement Unit and officers from the State Department of Land and Natural Resources conducted a sting operation Monday morning (January 11).

As a result of the sting, police arrested 49-year-old Herman Santiago of Kealakekua and charged him with theft, pedestrian soliciting business and commercial use of a county street. His bail was set at $1,000.

Police also arrested 26-year-old Kapahukula Voorhees of Kealakekua on a bench warrant for contempt of court and for promoting a detrimental drug. Officers recovered two grams of dried, processed marijuana in connection with his arrest and a second case that is still under investigation. Voorhees’ bail was set at $550.

Both men are being held at the Kona police cellblock.

Police initiated a second case of promoting a detrimental drug against a 46-year-old Kealakekua woman, who was not arrested. Detectives from the Area II Vice Section are continuing that investigation.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources seized two kayaks and police issued several additional citations for regulatory and parking violations.

6 Responses

  1. also scamming is way off.. i was born and raised in napoopoo.before these people started doing this down there ,there was a LOT of rental cars being broken into, lots of hard drugs,LOTS of theft, burgalry,just not a good thing.. with them down there all of that has stopped…everyone should look back at those times, let alone those police blogs!!!!!!!they accually try to tell people with kayaks even about the waters down there the rules and laws of the dolphins and kealakekua bay in general.

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