Special Agents from the Dept. of the Attorney General Investigations Division arrested two local returning residents for violating the state’s current mandatory traveler quarantine.
A Kaneohe resident was first arrested on June 18 by deputy sheriffs from the Dept. of Public Safety at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport for refusing to complete the mandatory travel form and the order for self-quarantine. The Special Agents served the Kaneohe resident twice with orders restricting him to stay in quarantine at his residence and say he continued to post his defiance.
Special Agents followed him to the home of an elderly woman where he had been doing carpentry work for several days. The woman, who said she is in a high-risk category, was incensed upon learning the Kaneohe resident was being arrested for quarantine violation. His bail was set at $2,000.
The second arrest involved a Mililani resident who was arrested after Special Agents made quarantine checks on returning residents and arriving visitors. On June 26 an investigator checked on him and found that he was at a park with his son. He turned himself on June 29, was arrested, booked and charged. His bail was also set at $2,000.
A total of 21 returning residents or visitors have been arrested since the imposition of the mandatory traveler quarantine. Even after August 1, the state will strictly enforce the 14-day traveler quarantine on anyone who does not meet the state’s testing requirements.