01-21-15 Police warn the public about illegal “rave” parties

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Puna Patrol District
Community Policing Officer William Brown
Phone: 965-2716
Report No. M14060568

 

Media Release

Community Policing Officers are working with the Hawaiʻi County Planning Department to protect the public from illegal “rave” parties. As a result of this partnership, the Planning Department issued a $5,000 fine to a property owner in connection with a “rave” party in Hawaiian Acres last year.

The two-day event held October 31 through November 1 was advertised on social media outlets. Community Policing Officers from the Puna District were made aware of the event and warned the property owner that he did not have the proper permit to conduct such an event on his property.

The party was held despite police warnings, and enforcement action was taken near the property on the night of the event to ensure public safety. Police conducted a follow-up investigation with the assistance of the Planning Department that resulted in the fine.

Police are reminding property owners that conducting an unpermitted non-agricultural commercial event on agricultural property is prohibited. The Hawaiʻi Police Department will continue to work with members of the public, property owners and the Planning Department to ensure compliance and enhance public safety.


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