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Vandals strike Kahuku park restroom

  • COURTESY CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU

    According to the city, staff arriving for work found the men’s restroom sink, toilet, urinal, and a number of pipes damaged and destroyed. The damage was described as appearing like someone used a sledgehammer. Police were called and a criminal property damage report was made.

  • COURTESY CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU

    According to the city, staff arriving for work found the men’s restroom sink, toilet, urinal, and a number of pipes damaged and destroyed. The damage was described as appearing like someone used a sledgehammer. Police were called and a criminal property damage report was made.

Park workers this morning discovered damage to a restroom at Kahuku District Park — the latest of several city park facilities targeted by vandals this year.

According to the city, staff arriving for work found the men’s restroom sink, toilet, urinal, and a number of pipes damaged and destroyed. The damage was described as appearing like someone used a sledgehammer. Police were called and a criminal property damage report was made.

The city said repairs have begun, but the cost hasn’t yet been determined.

Among the most recent incidents of vandalism at city park facilities: portable toilets were torched at Kaiaka Beach Park in Haleiwa; vandals smashed and destroyed a toilet at the busiest comfort station at Ala Moana Beach Park just days after it was refurbished; a sink in the men’s restroom at Fern Community Park in Kalihi was destroyed; and one of three comfort stations at Keehi Lagoon, heavily used by canoe paddlers and other park visitors, was destroyed by fire.

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  • I really think that part of the problem is that parks are closed at night. So the only people that end up there are people up to no good. I can’t count how many times friends and I have gone out fishing only to be kicked out because the “park is closed”. If we and others like ourselves were actually allowed to stay it’d help to create a disincentive for those up to no good..

  • I do not understand why anybody would want to do this. Their thinking must be way off. They do not care about something provided to the general public, a necessary facility. They must view themselves with low esteem, they are angry and want to show they matter. They laugh because they think they are smart enough not to get caught. Somehow vandalized public structures is money to their souls. Foolish idiots in my book.

  • City should install stainless steel toilets, urinals and sinks in parks like they have in prisons. Porcelain is easier to break. Stainless steel makes plenty noise, only bent out of shape. All that noise from pounding should attract people in the area. Besides, when these guys get caught, same kine toilets for them in jail.

  • I hope that they get caught and the parents get stuck with the bill [assuming it is underaged children and not adults]. The parents will exact there own kind of punishment.

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