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Kalihi Valley sees drop in property crimes, HPD says ‘homeless’ not targeted by bill

KALIHI—The Kalihi Valley Neighborhood Board met on Wednesday, October 13 at the Akira Sakima Recreation Center. Representatives from the Honolulu Mayor’s office, Councilmember Rod Tam’s office, Rail Transit, the Honolulu Police Department, and Honolulu Fire Department were among the guests in attendance. 

HFD reported three brush fires and two rubbish fires and noted that no major or unusual incidents were reported. HFD responded to 76 medical emergencies in September. It was also noted that October 3 to 9 was Fire Prevention Week, when fire safety tips were distributed to elementary schools island wide.

Major William Chur of HPD reported that the number of burglaries decreased in September, as did the number of street robberies. The number of traffic accidents increased from 16 to 25 in September.

New legislation was discussed, as the “Fireworks Bill” and “Sidewalk Bill” are likely to impact area residents. HPD said that the “Sidewalk Bill” does not target the homeless, but instead addresses pedestrian safety.

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