Two More Citations Issued For Loitering In A Closed Area In Lower Puna

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Announcements

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release July 9, 2018

TWO MORE CITATIONS ISSUED FOR LOITERING IN A CLOSED AREA IN LOWER PUNA

(Hilo) – DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) officers cited two more people for allegedly being in a closed area in the East Rift Eruption Zone over the weekend.

Cited at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 8 were:

Colin Malone, 31 years-old, California
Kent Davis, 59 years-old, California

Officers say the pair was cited on Pohoiki Road past Lava Tree State Monument. This brings the total number of citations issued under Hawai‘i County ordinance (HCC 7-10(1) to 86. The citations are petty misdemeanors but under a Governor’s proclamation people convicted could be fined as much as $5000 and/or be sentenced to one year in jail.

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