Hawai`i Police Department officers, along with Department of Land and Natural Resources officers arrested three individuals for various offenses and issued multiple citations during a sweep of parks in Hilo on Wednesday night.
On Wednesday officers with the Community Policing Section and DLNR officers conducted a nighttime enforcement project in the parks along Kalanianaole Street and Banyan Drive.
Among those arrested were 41-year-old Michiko Kaleiwahea of no permanent address who was arrested for Third Degree Promotion of Dangerous Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia, and Violating Park Hours. Her bail was set at $2,050. She was also arrested and charged for an outstanding warrant of arrest.
In addition, 26-year-old Christopher Dennis-Royston of Hilo was arrested for contempt of court. His bail was set at $250.00.
Kineo Englio, 18, of Hilo was arrested for two outstanding warrants for contempt of court. His bail was set at $300.00.
Kaleiwahea, Dennis-Royston, and Englio were all scheduled to make their initial court appearances on Thursday afternoon.
Officers also issued twenty citations for violations of park hours and one citation for a bicycle registration violation.
Similar joint enforcement projects will continue in the South Hilo District as part of an ongoing effort to enforce both County and State laws and ordinances as well as improving park experiences for the community.