More people cited, drone confiscated in eruption zone

  • At around 8:15 p.m. Monday, three people were cited by DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers. DOCARE reports the trio was standing on hardened lava near Railroad Avenue and Papaya Farms Road. Officers indicate the people were about 60 feet from the active lava channel. Cited were 49-year-old Malaika Maphalala, 41-year-old Ralph Unger and 18-year-old Kumsa Maphalala, all of Pahoa. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA – Seven people were arrested during a 24-hour period for loitering in the lower East Rift Zone eruption area, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said.