Two More Citations Issued for Loitering in Closed Volcano Zone

July 10, 2018, 8:34 AM HST · Updated July 10, 8:34 AM
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East Rift Zone Eruption Loitering Citations (June 2, 2018)

Two more people were cited for allegedly loitering in a closed volcanic area in the East Rift Zone in Lower Puna over the weekend.

31-year-old Colin Malone and 59-year-old Kent Davis, both of California were cited on Pohoiki Road, past the Lava Tree State Monument.

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This brings the total number of citations issued since the onset of the current eruption began in May to 86.

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The citations are petty misdemeanors but under a Governor’s proclamation people convicted could be fined as much as $5,000 and/or be sentenced to one year in jail.

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