Another Puako Burglary

Friday night 11/2/2018, thief stole tools out of bed of truck parked at their home at the South end of Puako Beach Drive.

2nd Puako burglary in 1 week!

Please lock up your valuables.  Please look out for one another and report suspicious activity to the Police 935-3311.

Mahalo,

Puako Neighborhood Watch

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Theft on the south end of Puako Beach Drive

Aloha Puako Community,
Yesterday Sunday Oct 28, 2018 a theft occurred at a mauka home on the South end of Puako Beach Drive. Thief came in thru a back door that no one remembers if it was locked or not.  This occurred while no one was at home between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Stolen were credit cards, IPAD and a small stereo. The thieve used the cards at 2 stores in Kona. The Police were called.
Please be careful about locking up and to report any suspicious behavior to Police  at 935-3311.
Mahalo,
Puako Neighborhood Watch

Break-ins this week

Aloha Puako Community,
There have been 3 break-ins and robberies sometime around Wed. 8/22/2019:
1)-A Puako owner heard something in his closet and found a guy in there.  The burglar then stole the home owner’s car keys and drove off with the car.
2)-A Puako couple noticed their neighbor’s door was open.  Neighbors are away.  A gun was reported stolen, Police called.
3)-After Police left this home that the gun was stolen from, the burglar came back and stole more items.  Wooden shutters ripped off, door kicked in, home ransacked.
Please keep an eye out for unusual activity in your neighborhood and report to Police immediately.
Mahalo,
Puako Neighborhood Watch

Wishing for Peaceful Sundays

Dear Puako Association,

Our kamaaina family used to own a house down here, but having sold it a few years ago, I now come every winter and rent from a friend. I still receive your newsletters and bulletins, and enjoy so much hearing about this little piece of paradise that i love! Cesspools/septic systems and all!

This is a gentle plea to homeowners: PLEASE consider not having your yard workers come on Sundays! There is a house across the street from me whose yard person arrives every Sunday morning, and uses his leafblower for nearly an hour! I literally have to leave the house to get away from the noise. Then today (Sunday), the neighbor next to that house started up their blower, thankfully for only about 20 minutes. I have neighbors who work all week, and they don’t enjoy it any more than i do. Absentee owners may not even be aware of when their workers come. Please, it would make it so much more peaceful, if only for one day a week!

Keep up the good work, and continue to protect this special place on earth.

Aloha nui,
Maggie Woods
formerly of 111 Puako, the “Rat Shack” (gone, but not forgotten)

Puako sewage treatment

Dear Puako Community Association,

In previous trips to Hawaii, we read about Puako, but were unable to find the reef, despite having a general idea of where it is.

I recently read about your problems with sewage leaking into the ocean and destroying the reefs, and how you cannot fix such an expensive problem all by yourselves.

I totally understand your dilemma, as setting up treatment plants and sewage treatment is extremely expensive.  And getting help from government is not a very easy thing to do.

I have a suggestion:  Puako is a popular destination for snorkeling but I think, from looking at maps and aerial views of the area, there is very little public access to the reef.  That is probably something the local homeowners like a lot, but not so much the rest of the public that feels excluded from good snorkeling.

If you wanted to raise money for the sewage treatment, one way might be to increase the accessibility to the reef  and snorkeling areas between the homes, and put up collection boxes, or even pay parking areas, so that those who would come and enjoy the area could contribute to the clean-up.  The limiting of visitors could be achieved by somewhat limiting the parking spots, while achieving a good balance between enough spots to really derive a good income from the parking fees, while not too many to detract from the enjoyment of the area by too many visitors.  You could also set time limits to the parking (like maybe 3 hours), so that people would not use up a parking spot all day.  It would be a win-win situation.  True, the area would not be that exclusive to the present residents, but there would be a means to raise enough money to fix the sewage problem and to clean up the ocean.

Just a suggestion.  Someday, I would like to be able to come to Puako and do some snorkeling, and paying parking fees would not be an onerous thing to do.

Sincerely,

Ana Porzecanski

Puako Burglary Sunday Night 12/10/2017

Neighbors saw 2 people in the bushes at the first beach access trying to hide a TV underneath some palm fronds.  Police Officer Lance Ambrose came and it was discovered that the TV belonged to a nearby home in which the front door was found wide open.
No sign of a break in or how they got in other than the front door was open.
We don’t have any follow up on the 2 people or anything about them. Currently nothing else was found missing.
This is a good heads up to remind everyone that being as it is the holiday season we should make sure all valuables are locked up, to help one another by keeping an eye out in our neighborhood and to report any suspicious activity to the Police 935-3311.
Mahalo,
Your Puako Neighborhood Watch

Announcing the Annual Puako Community Association Meeting!

We encourage all homeowners and residents to attend.  This is the one time of year we all come together to celebrate our community, solve problems, and plan for the future. Your participation is vital to our success.
 
Date:  January 5, 2018
Time: 2:00PM
Location:  Fairmont Orchid, Prominade I room
 
Agenda
  • Approve last year’s Annual Meeting minutes
  • A year in review of work in the community
    • Fire Wise
    • Makai Watch
    • Speed Bumps
    • Fire, theft, and flooding incidents
    • Sewage project; brief update with details available at the 3:00PM CORAL meeting also at the Fairmont Hotel.
  • Election of next year’s PCA officers
  • Questions or comments?
  • Adjourn

~ Peter Hackstedde