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News Releases

Headlines from the last 7 days are listed below. To view additional news, please go to the Press Releases main page.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Police operation leads to arrest of 10 fugitives

KAPA‘A – The Kaua‘i Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) along with members of the State of Hawai‘i Sheriff Division conducted a special mission of the Kapa‘a area on Wednesday, which led to multiple arrests.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Prison sentence for perpetrator of child sex assaults

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that Eirik James Stevens, age 51 of Līhu‘e, was sentenced on Wednesday to serve 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a child in his apartment, and attempting to sexually assault another child in March 2016.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Līhu‘e man sentenced to year in jail for attacking endangered sea turtle

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that Lance Kaaumoana, age 36, was sentenced this week to serve one year in jail for attacking an endangered Pacific green sea turtle in April 2017.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
KPD seeks public’s help in locating wanted fugitives

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating three wanted fugitives.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
County hosts Drug Take Back Day

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) is collecting unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications and other drugs on National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at KPD headquarters, located at 3990 Ka‘ana St. in Līhu‘e.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
County of Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Fatherhood Council team up to host second annual Men’s Conference

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fatherhood Council and the County of Kaua‘i invite men to attend the second annual Men’s Conference on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua. To register for the free event, please visit and search for “Kaua‘i Men’s Conference.”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i – The County of Kaua‘i is one of the top jurisdictions in the nation for website transparency, and achieving success informing and engaging citizens with their digital strategy to drive changes in behavior or inspire action.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
KPD warns public about letter scam

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i police are warning the public to be aware of a financial letter scam being circulated to Kaua‘i residents.

Monday, October 16, 2017
Water shutdown scheduled for Kalepa Village Apartments on Oct. 18

HANAMAULU – The County of Kauai has scheduled an 8-hour water shutdown for customers located in the Kalepa Village Apartments on Kalepa Circle and Kale Place in Hanamaulu on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Monday, October 16, 2017
Distressed swimmer rescued from waters off Larsen’s Beach

MOLOA‘A – Firefighters resuscitated and airlifted a 27-year-old California man from rough surf in waters off Ka‘aka‘aniu Beach, also known as Larsen’s Beach, on Sunday morning.

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Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
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