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Efforts ramp up to reduce crime in Waikiki

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Above, Waikiki Neighborhood Board officials, area residents, elected officials and Honolulu police gather at 7-Eleven at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Ena Road.

    KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Above, Waikiki Neighborhood Board officials, area residents, elected officials and Honolulu police gather at 7-Eleven at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Ena Road.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                At top, state Sen. Sharon Moriwaki, right, talks with HPD officer Ryan Yamamoto and John Deutzman while state House candidate Jillian Anderson, left, officer Moses Chang-Nuusolia and Waikiki resident Chad Snater follow behind.

    KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    At top, state Sen. Sharon Moriwaki, right, talks with HPD officer Ryan Yamamoto and John Deutzman while state House candidate Jillian Anderson, left, officer Moses Chang-Nuusolia and Waikiki resident Chad Snater follow behind.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Above, a homeless man takes a nap in front of the 7-Eleven at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Ena Road, where an employee recently severed a man’s hand.

    KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Above, a homeless man takes a nap in front of the 7-Eleven at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Ena Road, where an employee recently severed a man’s hand.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, Honolulu Prosecutor Steve Alm discusses the “Safe and Sound Waikiki” program initiative. At left, a homeless man takes a nap in front of the 7-Eleven at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Ena Road, where an employee recently severed a man’s hand.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, Honolulu Prosecutor Steve Alm discusses the “Safe and Sound Waikiki” program initiative. At left, a homeless man takes a nap in front of the 7-Eleven at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Ena Road, where an employee recently severed a man’s hand.

A new crime-reduction program called “Safe and Sound Waikiki” is kicking off in the neighborhood where a rash of high-profile violent crimes, including a recent sword attack at a Kalakaua Avenue 7-Eleven, has sharpened community concerns. Read more

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