06/28/18 – Two Cited For Loitering In Disaster Area; 82 People Cited Since Beginning of East Rift Zone Eruption

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in DOCARE, News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release June 28, 2018

TWO CITED FOR LOITERING IN DISASTER AREA
82 People Cited Since Beginning of East Rift Zone Eruption

(Hilo) – Two more people have been cited by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) for being in an East Rift Zone Eruption closed area.

Wednesday morning at approximately 10:00 am at Pohoiki two individuals were cited for loitering in a disaster area. Hawaii County Fire Department initially spotted the pair and DOCARE officers were picked up and flown into Pohoiki. They are identified as:

Melanie A. Thomas — 45 of Waikoloa 

John Burgoon — 50 of Keeau

Under a supplemental proclamation from Governor Ige, fines for being in areas restricted or closed due to the continuing East Rift Zone Eruption can reach as high as $5,000, with up to one year in jail.

 

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