Big Island Coronavirus Updates

HPD Reports 94 Violations of Stay-At-Home Orders in Last Week

April 15, 2020, 6:25 PM HST
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Hawai‘i Island Police cited 77 people for violations of Gov. David Ige’s mandatory lockdown and quarantine orders during the week of April 8 to April 14, 2020.

Officers also arrested 17 persons for a total of 94 violations.

Violations are broken down by district as follows:

  • South Hilo District: 11 persons arrested, 7 persons cited
  • South Kohala District: 3 persons arrested, 8 persons cited
  • Kona District: 1 person arrested, 22 persons cited
  • Kaʻū District: 1 person arrested, 22 persons cited
  • Puna District: 1 person arrested
  • North Kohala District: 13 persons cited
  • Hāmākua: 5 persons cited

During this past week, other unrelated criminal offenses that prompted police response and subsequent arrest of the suspects involved: Burglary, Assault, Trespassing, Contempt Warrant, Disorderly Conduct, Terroristic Threatening, Resisting order to stop Motor Vehicle and Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants/DUI.

According to a police press release, some of the behavior exhibited by violators to whom citations were issued consisted of disregarding repeated warnings by police, creating a disturbance, traffic/motor vehicle offenses, congregating/loitering on/alongside the road, or at a park/beach area.

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The Hawaiʻi Police Department three week combined total enforcement stands at 162 individual offenses, including 40 arrests, 115 citations issued and seven additional cases.

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Criminal Penalties for violating mandatory orders will arrested on a misdemeanor charge and, if convicted, the person shall be fined not more than $5,000, imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Hawai‘i Police Department has continued enforcement of this order, primarily in cases of non-compliance after verbal warnings or when in conjunction with unrelated calls for service, police said.

Mandatory orders will remain in place until at least April 30.

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