North Kohala trespasser arrested

Hawaii Island Police served a search warrant upon a North Kohala trespasser who was residing on a property in the town of Hawi.

After receiving numerous complaints from the community regarding drug activity in a Hawi bamboo patch, the Area II Special Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant upon trespassers who were squatting illegally on the private property. There, 52-year-old Steven Dudley Vega was arrested and charged with third-degree promoting a dangerous drug, third-degree promoting a detrimental drug and drug paraphernalia. North Kohala patrol officers involved with the effort served trespass notices upon two of the squatters at the property.

Steven is being held at the Kona Cellblock in lieu of $ 2,275 bail pending his initial appearance in court.

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  1. paul May 14, 2018 4:36 pm

    Christ,what a wreak….keep this criminal in jail…better for the community..unless some liberal judge gives him a 10$ bond……..


  2. Donna Auld May 14, 2018 5:06 pm

    Idky they wouldn’t do that for my in laws house. They just let them live there 😡


  3. Buds4All May 15, 2018 4:00 am

    ” Area II Special Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant upon trespassers who were squatting illegally on the private property.: NOW WHY DO THEY HAVE TO HAVE A SEARCH WARRANT it says they were doing something illegally?


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