Property Crimes – Comments
Solutions 2003 - May 17, 2003
- Vagrants coming onto our property, harassing guests, sleeping, using facilities. As a hotel in the area, we have seen an extreme rise in vagrant activity on our hotel grounds. The potential danger to our guests and potential bad publicity from an incident is high. The police seem ineffectual and uncommitted to dealing with the issue.
- Drug abuse, abandoned stolen cars, reckless drivers.
- What is a Property Crimes Task Force?
- Speeding in neighborhoods.
- I believe that many service systems need to change! For example, there is a shortage of used car parts on this island yet there is a profusion of abandoned vehicles (which are left on the road to be destroyed due to outmoded collection systems and stolen car cross-checks). A system could be set up to: (1) Have police do immediate cross-checks against a database of stolen cars, (2) Have timely notification of owners of stolen cars so they can retrieve their vehicles and towing of non-stolen cars to a recycling facility next to the transfer station, (3) Have recycling facility operated as a business with a "Pick-and-Pull" type parting out system, rebuilding of some vehicles, creative thinking of what to do with the (drastically reduced number of) remaining parts of the cars once their usable parts are stripped or vehicles rebuilt, (4) Also, allow other cars to be dropped off by owners or collected cost free by the recycling facility - probably reducing the number of dumped cars in the first place. (5) This might even lend itself to interfacing with an auto repair curriculum in a high school. While this note doesn't directly refer to the topic of this questionnaire, it indirectly relates to all the SOLUTIONS topics.
- Stripping of abandoned cars - Someone does not do their job - the cars get ticketed, then sit for days (outside my house) - wheels get stripped, glass gets broken - as soon as the police put the "AV" on the car, it should be towed - then auction for parts (proceeds would go to the food programs).
- Abandoned cars, kitchen appliances, litter, garbage along roads.
- Destruction of public property at parks, etc.
- I consider all crime to be of importance to me because even if I am not the direct victim, I am affected by the cost. This cost is both monetary and in our quality of life. Aloha.
- "ICE". Dealing out of farm properties rating: #1! We would like to know how the $4M that Dan Inouye appropriated for policing the ICE problem is being implemented…after all it is our tax dollars at work.
- The greatest concern: denial of the major cause of property crimes…Marijuana eradication.
- Tax cheating
- Government corruption and the Patriot Act concern me most.
- Drugs & spending.
- Drug use/ distribution in our neighborhood.
- Illegal hunting.
- Truancy! "home schooling" Lack of supervision of children and associated parents, who allow there children to roam unattended and unsupervised. Many community "drug", problems are associated with the poor accounting of where are our children.
- I look forward to seeing all of the guest speakers at Solutions 2003 next week. I'm sure it will be a great learning experience.
- All the above affect us--either personally or by having to raise prices to cover the losses
I believe the increases in these crimes is due to our "ice" epidemic.
- We have a need for a greater number of "professionally trained" police officers! As of now the amount of coverage is IMPOTENT! Most neighborhoods are, under-policed leaving residents at the mercy of a growing negative element! Neighborhood Watch, is helpful but also is in need of willing participation of residents!