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Stream Poisoning Suspect 2

DOCARE seeks ID of men in connection with stream poisonings in East Hawaii

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is asking for help in identifying two men they’d like to question in connection with the recent apparent poisonings of several East Hawai‘i streams. Hundreds of dead Tahitian prawns were found in the streams shortly after the men were picked up on surveillance cameras at the […]

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A DOCARE Officer at MacKenzie State Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

Total cited by DOCARE in lava evacuation area rises to 82

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 […]

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A DOCARE Officer at MacKenzie State Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

DLNR cites Russian man flying a drone in the Kilauea eruption area

On Thursday (June 28), Mr. Roman V. Andryushkin, a 43-year-old man, of Russia was contacted while in a closed disaster area near the Nanawale Forest Reserve & Lava Tree State Park. Informants in the area who had proper permission to be in the area, reported that Andryushkin was seen operating a Red colored Drone while […]

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A DOCARE Officer at MacKenzie State Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

Four men cited by DOCARE in Kilauea eruption disaster area

Four more people have been cited by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement for being in an East Rift Zone Eruption closed area. Monday afternoon at about 4:45, four men were spotted by DOCARE officers in an area north of MacKenzie State Recreation Area. All four were cited on two charges: […]

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A DOCARE Officer at MacKenzie State Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

Two Hilo residents cited by DOCARE officers for being in lava evacuation area

DOCARE reports 32-year old Alexander White and 41-year old Ruth Moss were cited in the closed area at the bottom of Highway 137 near MacKenzie State Recreation Area. They were with two children and were observed walking along the shoreline at Coconut Grove on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

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A DOCARE Officer at MacKenzie State Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

Six more people cited in closed lower east rift zone

The officer who cited the pair today said they were wearing respirators and said they were enticed by social media postings which continue to show others illegally entering the evacuation zone to photograph or tape active lava flows. DOCARE officers report many of the people cited claim they did not know they were in a […]

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A DOCARE Officer at MacKenzie State Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

DOCARE cites 12 people illegally in the Kilauea eruption evacuated area, they also face fines and jail time

The urge to get up close and personal to lava during the current Kilauea eruption is not only unsafe but people who get caught now potentially face steep fines and jail time. Earlier this month Governor David Ige issued a supplemental proclamation which provides fines of up to $5,000 and potentially a year in jail […]

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At least 25 people cited by DOCARE for being in the evacuated Kilauea eruption area

Seven more people were cited Wednesday night by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) for loitering in a closed area. Like eighteen people previously cited, the seven allegedly bypassed established check-points or were found in closed areas. Two Puna residents were cited at Bryson Cinder Quarry, past the Papaya Farms […]

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People cited for being in the mandatory evacuation area in Lower Puna. DOCARE Photo

DOCARE cites eight people Saturday (June 2) venturing into evacuated lower Puna

Another warning today for people to stop sneaking around check-points in Lower Puna to try and get close to active lava flows. Saturday officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) cited an additional eight people for loitering in a disaster area under Hawai‘i County Code. This brings to 18, the number […]

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Violators of eruption area closures are cited by DOCARE officers

Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and other law enforcement agencies have adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward anyone who violates closures in the disaster area associated with the current eruption of Kilauea and associated lava flows.

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Drone operator flying over lava flow cited by DLNR/DOCARE officer

A 38-year-old San Jose, CA man was cited by a DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officer two nights ago for loitering under Hawai‘i County code. The DOCARE officer was checking barricades in Nanawale Estates when he spotted a red light in the sky. A short time later he encountered Huawen Wu flying […]

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Hawaii Island streams where Tahitian Prawns are found. Photo courtesy of DLNR

DLNR warns public about Tahitian Prawns being harvested with poisons

Tahitian prawns, caught in Hawai‘i streams, are a popular treat at graduation and other spring-time parties and get-togethers. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is encouraging people to know the source of their prawns. Evidence has suggested that poisons used to kill garden and household pests has been used not only to […]

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A man sells unpermitted certificates at Diamond Head and was cited by DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) officers Thursday (March 8). DLNR Photo.

Man cited for selling bogus certificates at Diamond Head crater hike

Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) cited Christopher P. Barclay on top of Diamond Head today, for soliciting and selling certificates without a required state permit for commercial activities.

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DLNR/DOCARE Enforcement of trespass on the White Road trail in Waimea, Hawaii Island. Photos courtesy of DLNR

Over 60 people cited for trespass on White Road hike in Waimea

More than 60 hikers were either cited or warned Saturday (July 8) for trespass into the closed Kohala Forest Reserve on Hawai‘i island.

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