Officers in full force at Kaneohe sandbarUPDATED 6:49 PM HST Aug 31, 2014Video Transcript
D-L-N-R officers are already in full force monitoring holiday weekend fun. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa has more on the scene at the no-drinking zone at the Kaneohe Sand Bar. Boats and floaties are already lining the Sand Bar--ready for Labor Day Monday. nat Officers are inspecting boats-making sure life jackets and boat sound devices are working as they should. It's been bad in the past out here-officers aren't going to take any chances. Brandon Peterson Lisa boater 5651 THEY GOT TO KNOW WE WERE BORN AND RAISED HERE THAT'S WHAT WE DO THEY GOT TO RESPECT US AND WE WILL RESPECT THEM 58 officerJohn Silberstein - dlnr 358 IN THE PAST WE HAVE LARGE GROUPS ORGANIZED AND NOT ORGANIZED PEOPLE DRINK GET ROUGHTY HAD FIGHT ON THE SAND BAR THAT CARRIED INTO THE HARBOR AND INJURIES AND FATALITY RELATED TO DRINKING OUT HERE IN LAST FEW YEARS 16 The sand bar is considered a safety zone-- marked by orange buoys---NO alcohol or drugs are allowed within these markers. bridge 2252 THERE ARE ALREADY 7 OFFICERS WATCHING THIS SAND BAR SAFETY ZONE AREA TOMORROW YOU CAN DEFINITELY EXPECT MORE -2300 Tomorrow officials will post more patrol vessels to keep an eye on holideay partiers. officerJohn Silberstein - dlnr 540 WE ARE AFRAID IF WE SLOW DOWN OPERATION OUT HERE IT WILL GO BACK TO WHERE IT WAS SO MAINTENANCE AT THIS POINT MOST 50 CITATION IS PARKING ISSUES AND BOATING SAFETY VIOLATIONS 56 No citations have been handed out yet-- but officers predict dozens will be tomorrow. They will be looking out for alcohol consumption, disorderly conduct and violations of boating safety. Jeremey Torres 2711 I THINK ITS GREAT WE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE SO YOU JUST NEED TO FOLLOW THE RULES 17 Nana Ohkawa KITV4 news. Safety zone violations may be subject to a civil penalty of a minimum 50 dollar fine.