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HOVE evacuation 10-08-08

Hawaii Police Department
Area II Operations
Assistant Chief Henry Tavares
Phone: 326-4646 (Ext. 246)
October 8, 2008
Report No. C08030427

Media Release

Police officers from the Ka’u district, Area II Criminal Investigations Section and the Special Response Team served a search warrant at a home on King Kamehameha Boulevard in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision on Wednesday (October 8). Officers found what appeared to be an explosive device and immediately evacuated the area. The evacuation affected approximately 10 homes and 20 individuals.

The occupants of the residence, two males and one female, were arrested and are currently in custody at the Kona Police Station.

King Kamehameha Boulevard remains closed at this time and is expected to remain closed for several hours until the Explosive Ordnance Destruction team from the U.S. Army stationed at Schofield Barracks determines that it is safe.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Community Center for the displaced residents.