HPD Cites 5 for ‘Prohibited Acts’ From May 20-26

Hawaiʻi Police Department has continued enforcement of this and previous orders when appropriate, primarily in cases of non-compliance after verbal warnings or when in conjunction with unrelated calls for service. 

During the ninth week spanning (May 20-26, 2020), specific to the offense of “Prohibited Acts” (Emergency Management), Hawaiʻi Police Department officers arrested two persons, and cited three persons, (total of 5 violations), broken down by district as follows:

  • Puna District:  1 person arrested, 1 person cited
  • Kona District: 1 person arrested
  • South Kohala District:  1 person cited
  • Kaʻū District: 1 person cited

None of the past week’s statistics involved visitors violating the 14-day travel self-quarantine.

During this past week:  Other unrelated criminal offenses, which prompted the police response and subsequent arrest of the suspects, involved Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle (UCPV) and an outstanding Bench Warrant. Some of the behavior exhibited by violators to whom citations were issued consisted of disregarding repeated warning by police, and loitering/consuming alcohol in a closed park.

The Hawaii Police Department’s ninth week combined total enforcement stands at 352 individual offenses (100 arrests, 240 citations issued, and 12 additional cases).

Governor David Ige’s Seventh Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, dated May 18, 2020, Section 1, orders that: 

III. Act with Care

Pursuant to sections 127A-12(a)(5), 127A-12(b)(14), 127A-13(a)(1), and 127A-13(a)(7), HRS, all persons within the State of Hawaiʻi are ordered to stay at home or in their place of residence except as necessary to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as set forth in Exhibit B attached hereto, and as further designated below or by the Director of HIEMA.

With respect to persons residing in hotels, condominiums, townhomes, apartments, or other multi-unit dwellings, “place of residence” means the person’s individual hotel room or unit. To the extent, persons use shared or outdoor spaces when outside their residence, they must comply with the social distancing requirements set forth herein to the fullest extent possible. With the exception of persons subject to the traveler self-quarantine set forth below in Section IV, persons may leave their home or place of residence for the businesses or operations identified in Section III. A of the Eighth Supplementary

Emergency Proclamation (Proclamation) and/or to engage in permitted activities outside their homes or places of residence described in Section III.B of this Proclamation.

The Proclamation specifies the penalty associated with violations as follows:

  • 4 Criminal Penalties. (a) Any person violating any of these rules shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, the person shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Hawaiʻi Police Department has continued enforcement of this and previous orders when appropriate, primarily in cases of non-compliance after verbal warnings or when in conjunction with unrelated calls for service. 

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