Vandals struck at the North Shore’s Kaiaka Bay Beach Park yet again Thursday morning, setting fire to one of two new portable toilets that had been placed there in recent days.
The incident happened at about 6:20 a.m., city Deputy Managing Director Georgette Deemer said. It’s not clear if the portable can be repaired, she said.
The two portables were placed at the Haleiwa park earlier this week, Deemer said.
Deemer urged anyone who witnessed the vandalism or has information to call police at 911 as they should for any other crime.
The two temporary toilets were replacements for four portables that were torched and destroyed the night of Feb. 22.
Those four portables were placed there as a temporary replacement in 2014 when a permanent comfort station was destroyed by fire, which fire investigators determined was caused by arson.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell voiced outrage at the destruction. “Whoever did this hurt everyone,” he told reporters. “It’s hard enough to maintain our parks but when this happens, it just makes it impossible.”
The city is in the process of replacing the permanent restroom structure at a cost of about $500,000 and a deal is expected to be inked soon.