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Old Kona Airport Park locks, restrooms and irrigation system vandalized


Old Kona Airport Park. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Old Kona Airport Park. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Kailua Park, also known as the Old Kona Airport Park, was vandalized Monday night (Nov 28) or Tuesday morning, according to Bob Fitzgerald, director of the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Fitzgerald said the locks on gates were filled with cyanoacrylate, also known as “super glue,” concrete and human waste was mixed and poured down a number of toilets near the beach pavilions and sprinkler heads were broken off at the Friends for Fitness walking track. Fitzgerald estimated damage at about $3,000, although it could have been much more expensive if the concrete had time to cure and harden.

Parks maintenance officials said a group of people was ordered to leave the park recently after some of them were seen intentionally tipping over trash cans. Fitzgerald said he does not know if the incidents are related but said the information has been passed onto police.

Fitzgerald asked that anyone seeing suspicious activity at Kailua Park or any other county facility call the police dispatch number at (808) 935-3311.

Should anyone have information regarding this incident, call Police Sgt. Gary Souther at (808) 326-4646, or CrimeStoppers at (808) 329-8181 in Kona. Calls which lead to an arrest or conviction may be eligible for a reward of as much as $1,000. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to caller ID.

For more information contact Bob Fitzgerald at (808) 961-8311

One Response to “Old Kona Airport Park locks, restrooms and irrigation system vandalized”

  1. kopepua says:

    AUWE! Can anyone be more of a degenerate than to vandalize a place enjoyed by so many? And our tax dollars must be used to fix it up. They should all be kicked off our island, imho.They obviously have no aloha for the aina.


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