Kauaʻi residents can now submit a police report for certain crimes online with the Kauaʻi Police Department.
The new website aims to make filing a non-emergency police report easier and more convenient for residents. KPD says if a crime is in progress or if someone is hurt, threatened or in danger, the public should still call 911 immediately.
The new system will allow residents to file the following incidents online:
- Lost property - When property is missing or lost.
- Criminal Propery Damage (Graffiti) - When an unknown person marks personal or private property with graffiti, spray paint, etching tool or other writing instrument.
- Criminal Property Damage 3 - When an unknown person changes, modifies or destroys public or private property (other than by fire) in an amount exceeding $500, but less than $1,499.99.
- Criminal Property Damage 4 - When an unknown person changes, modifies or destroys public or private property (other than by fire) in an amount less than $499.99.
- Theft of Property 3 - Value of Property is between $250 and $749.99 or Theft of Gas not exceeding $750. When an unknown person takes your property without permission. This does not include someone physically taking something from your person by force, fear, assault, threats or use of a weapon.
- Theft of Property 4 - Value of Property does not exceed $250. When an unknown person takes your property without permission. This does not include someone physically taking something from your person by force, fear, assault, threats or use of a weapon.
- Shoplifting (suspect not in custody) - Value of Property does not exceed $749.99. When an unknown person steals inventory from a licensed business. Incidents are reported by business owner or agent for the business. This does not include amounts disputed between the customer and the business.
- Miscellaneous Public (Civil Matter) - Includes incidents that are civil in nature. A civil dispute is a legal disagreement between two or more parties or organizations. It is distinguished from a criminal dispute in that it does not involve statutory laws and does not require the involvement of teh state as a principal party.
To file an online report, you can visit the website, and must be 18 years or older with a valid email address.
After submitting a report, you will receive an emailed confirmation, and will be given a temporary report number. All case files filed online will be reviewed, and if further investigation is needed the person who filed the report will be contacted by an officer.
KPD is reminding the public that intentionally filing a false police report is a misdemeanor under Hawaii Revised Statue §710-1015. Penalties include being fined and/or imprisoned up to a year in jail.