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Ask the Mayor: What is Being Done to Catch Pukalani Park Arsonists?

February 6, 2017, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated March 6, 1:58 PM
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A bench in Pukalani Park was destroyed by a fire set by unknown arsonists. Debra Lordan photo, Feb. 2017.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at [email protected], 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Dear Mayor Arakawa,

Q: What is being done to track down the arsonists who are attempting to destroy Pukalani Park again? First the restroom, now the trash containers and bench. So sad.

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A: Police are monitoring the area and have been called numerous times to respond to neighbors’ reports of disturbances at the park. That being said, we will need the community’s continued assistance to report and respond to vandalism and other criminal acts in our parks, including this one, which is locked nightly by parks staff.

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