County cleans out more homeless camps

  • Debris and other items litter a drainage channel on Hualalai Road that runs adjacent to the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and under Kuakini Highway and Alii Drive to the ocean. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Belongings are stacked along the fence near a drainage channel on Hualalai Road that runs adjacent to the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and under Kuakini Highway and Alii Drive to the ocean. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Two Hawaii County Highways Division employees work on a temporary fix for a portion of fencing that was cut illegally to allow access to the drainage channel on Hualalai Road where homeless were residing. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Hawaii County Highways Division staff head into a drainage channel — on Hualalai Road that runs adjacent to the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and under Kuakini Highway and Alii Drive to the ocean — to clean out debris and other items left by homeless that had taken residence there. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hawaii County Highways Divisions staff on Thursday prepare to remove debris and other items left by homeless residing in a drainage channel on Hualalai Road that runs adjacent to the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and under Kuakini Highway and Alii Drive to the ocean. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Hawaii County Highways Divisions crews, Hawaii Police officers and HOPE Services Hawaii employees clear two homeless people from a drainage channel on Hualalai Road that runs adjacent to the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and under Kuakini Highway and Alii Drive to the ocean. The two people requested help from HOPE Services Hawaii. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA VILLAGE — Hawaii County Highways Divisions crews, Hawaii Police officers and HOPE Services Hawaii employees worked to clear more homeless camps Thursday in the village and downtown Kailua-Kona areas.