Feb. 25, 2020


Councilmember Pine and Stolen Stuff Hawaii stage community safety events

HONOLULU, HAWAII The rise in violent crime around Oahu has people worried, or worse, fearful. The top concern people bring to me lately, is fear for their safety, said Councilmember Kym Pine. If Tutu is afraid to catch the bus because she might get knocked to the ground and injured by a purse-snatcher, thats just unacceptable in Hawaii. This has inspired me to arrange for two Community Safety events in our district which are being co-sponsored by Stolen Stuff Hawaii. Both events are free and open to the public.

A range of experts will discuss how people can best keep themselves safe, with topics including situational awareness, self-defense tips and how to support those with mental illness or homelessness. Presenters will include Michael Kitchens, Stolen Stuff Hawaii; Cpl. Roland Pagan, Honolulu Police Department; Belinda Vaovasa Danielson, State Dept. of Health Adult Mental Health Division; Steve McLaughlin, eighth-degree black belt and self-defense instructor at Kupale Womens Assault Prevention Course and Todd La Vine, Kamakana Ewa Beach Neighborhood Security Watch (Thursday only).

Every day new crimes are reported on Stolen Stuff Hawaii and people are upset. These community meetings we are co-hosting with Councilmember Pine will provide solid information that people need, so they can feel more safe and confident in going about their daily lives, said Michael Kitchens, Stolen Stuff Hawaii founder.

Thursday, February 27 Friday, February 28

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kapolei Hale Nnkuli Library

1000 Uluhia St., Kapolei 89-070 Farrington Hwy., Nnkuli

Conference Rooms A/B Haleakala Room

Councilmember Kym Pine represents residents of District One, comprising portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nnkuli, Mili, Waianae, Mkaha, Keaau and Makua) and is chair of the City Councils Committee on Business Economic Development and Tourism.

Media Contact:

Erika Engle

Communications Director

Councilmember Kymberly Pine

Honolulu City Council, District One

530 South King Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Main (808)768-5001 Direct (808)768-5024

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