DLNR Issues 57 Citations, 122 Warnings for Violations of Emergency Rules

May 4, 2020, 11:29 AM HST · Updated May 4, 11:29 AM
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DOCARE enforcement.  PC: file Hawai‘i DLNR

Officers with the state DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement wrote 57 citations for violations of emergency rules and orders over the one week period ending May 1, 2020.

Most citations were for violations of emergency orders and closed area violations, but there were also citations for violations of Kaho‘olawe unauthorized vessel rules, controlled substance violations and promotion of a detrimental drug.

A total of 122 warning were issued over the same period.

Here on Maui, the Maui Police Department reports that 140 citations were issued over the one week period ending at 5 a.m. today for violations related COVID-19 enforcement efforts.

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The department is reporting the arrest this weekend of a 35-year-old Kea‘au man for a list of alleged infractions.

Officers responded to a report of a stolen 50-foot vessel from Kailua Bay at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The vessel’s owner, assisted by another private vessel were able to stop the stolen Noa Noa vessel off the Makai Ocean Engineering’s ocean thermal energy conversion plant.

They detained the suspect and transited to Honokōhau State Small Boat Harbor where they were met by DOCARE officers.

The suspect, Jason Fujioka faces charges of: unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, first-degree theft and violation of state emergency rules and orders.

Fujioka was taken to the Kona Police Station for booking and processing. He was being held pending setting of bail at $8,000.

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