What is Crime Prevention?
- Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk, and the initiation of action to remove or reduce it.
- Crime Prevention is an active approach utilizing public awareness and preventive measures to reduce crime.
- Crime Prevention reflects a philosophy of self-defense where the police and the community take action before crimes are committed.
- Crime Preventions programs will reduce crime, stimulate public awareness concerning crime prevention and enhance our communities.
- Crime prevention works. It is cheaper, safer, and healthier for communities to prevent crime than to have to treat its victims, deal with its perpetrators, and lose civic health and productivity.
- But the responsibility of crime prevention doesn’t fall on one person – it’s everyone’s business.
- The Hakalau Neighborhood Watch plays a major role in supporting police in crime prevention.
Resources for Crime Prevention available to Hakalau Neighborhood Watch Community (zip code 96710):
- Our Community Resource Officer is A. Abalos, available Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm, 808-961-8121.
- Our Head Officer is Lieutenant R. Almeida 808-961-2350, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please go through your Street Leads and Block Captains if possible before contacting him directly, but everyone is free to contact both Officer Abalos and Lieutenant Almeida.
Rules of Thumb for reporting crime:
- Not all crimes are reported to the police. Sometimes residents share information with the Hakalau Neighborhood Watch about crimes they have witnessed.
- For non-emergency events or suspicious activity, take notes and report to your Street Leader or Block Captain.
- Make sure the information is shared.
- If a crime or other emergency is in progress, call 911
- If in doubt whom to call, call the non-emergency police phone number: 808-935-3311. Have all the information ready when you call them. Pads are available, through your Block Captain, to record the needed details to share with the police. Details typically needed by the police are also available here.
Tools for Reporting Crimes or Suspicious Activities:
- When reporting a crime in progress or suspicious activity to the police, they will need basic information:
June 18, 2019 Burgler arrested and charged:
Christopher Summers (picture at right) was arrested 6/18/19 at house in Kaiwiki Homestead.
The male intruder appears to have spent about four hours neatly rummaging through the house. The intruder cooked a pan of shrimp, cleaned the pan, drank some alcohol, and possibly took some pills found in the home. The intruder was found wearing Chas's shoes and spanking new pants. Prior to passing out, intruder had neatly packed a bag of items found throughout the house, including clothing, sunglasses, medicine, and bandages.
When police apprehended the intruder, now on a bed, lots of puss oozed out of boils thought to be infected with staph. Police strongly recommended discarding all items which intruder had contacted, and thoroughly disinfecting house with 10% bleach (one part standard household bleach to nine parts water). Police informed Chas that the suspect was to be arrested and charged with burglary. The Police claimed that they will report back to Chas later in the week with updated status.
Members of the Hakalau Neighborhood Watch, Kaiwiki Homestead Block, used this event to evaluate the sequence of events, summarize lessons learned, and disseminate the information with the entire Hakalau Neighborhood Watch.
The Hakalau Neighborhood Watch is growing. Observation and communication systems are developing and lessons learned are shared. Information about suspicious activities and individuals are shared. Hakalau residents are aware and observant.
2/18/19: ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION AT KAIWIKI HOMESTEAD: On Monday, February 18 a child of 2 was almost abducted on a Kaiwiki Homestead property by a couple who were trespassing. The mother was in the house gathering items to take to Hilo while the little one was playing in the macadamia orchard. When she went to check a woman was carrying her child off and the mother screamed. The man ran (he has a limp) and the women put the child down and hurried off as well. The woman is in her 30’s, white, brown hair in a bun, gold hoop earrings and a red jacket. The mother was going to the police station to look at photos and try to identify the couple.
2/2/19: ACTION TAKEN ON HAKALAU DRUG HOUSE: