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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Law Enforcement Actions Under Mauna Kea Emergency Rule Begin

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

Early Friday morning, July 31, 2015, officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and

Resources Enforcement arrested seven men, camping in the restricted area on Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island. The Hawaii County Police Department provided transportation support and rangers from the Office of Mauna Kea Management provided logistical support. An additional six men were issued citations and voluntarily left the mountain. Under the emergency rule approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources and signed by Governor David Ige, it is illegal to be in the restricted area along Mauna Kea Observatory Access Road from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. The arrests and citations follow more than a week of awareness efforts to ensure people knew the particulars of the emergency rule. These efforts included the placement of signage around the Mauna Kea Visitors Center and the handing out of educational flyers which detail the specific provisions of the rule. Additional law enforcement efforts can continue at anytime while the rule is in effect.

Five of those arrested had bail set at $250:

Eric Ana, 35, Oahu

Joseph Henderson, 26, Pahoa

Laakeaokani Sanborn, 32, Kona

D’Angelo Montez McIntyre, 29, Oahu

Marcus Yoshizu, 26, Oahu

Bail of $400 for additional warrant:

Bronson Kobayashi, 23, Kona

Bail of $2850 for additional charges and outstanding warrants:

Pueo McGuire Turcotte, Naalehu




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