HPD Project Aimed at Downtown Hilo Nabs Open Lewdness Arrest, Citations to Violators

The Hawai`i Police Department is continuing law enforcement efforts in the downtown area of Hilo, specifically targeting areas of concern raised by the community.

The projects address locations such as downtown Hilo, Hilo Bay Front, several of the county and state parks, Hilo Bay Front Soccer Field, Carvalho Park, and the Hilo Bay Front Canoe Landing.

Working in tandem with the Department of Land and Natural Resource; DOCARE officers, Hawaii Police issued eight citations, for offenses that include; violation of park hours, traffic-related offenses with vehicles parked in the vicinity, and one offender was cited for a drug offense by DOCARE officers.

Police also arrested Ronnell Derosa, 40, for open lewdness after he was observed urinating on Wainuenue Avenue by the sidewalk area.

Hawaii Police are continuing law enforcement efforts in the downtown Hilo area and the public can expect more such projects in the future.

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