Kauai police arrest 13 after raid on Salt Pond pavilion gambling game
Kauai police arrested 13 people last Friday for gambling in the main pavilion at Salt Pond Beach Park, The Garden Island newspaper reports.
Police chief Darryl Perry told the paper that officers responding to citizen complaints conducted surveillance and discovered that card and dice games were being conducted in the pavilion from early-evening to late-night hours.
"Based on the gathered intelligence an operation was planned to raid the Salt Pond main pavilion while the gambling was occurring," Perry said.
The 13 were charged with misdemeanor gambling and released on $100 bail.
Ian Ishikawa, 51, of Eleele, was also charged with possession of a gambling device, also a misdemeanor.
Police confiscated around $5,500 in cash, illegal drugs and miscellaneous gambling devices, Perry said.
Also arrested and charged were: Augustine Wenio, 28, of Kalaheo; Marvin Rabago, 56, of Eleele; Ronald Garania, 57, of Kekaha; Joseph Kauahi, 58, of Kekaha; Levi Lancaster, 20, of Koloa; Moria Niau, 54, of Eleele; Gary Ramos, 82, of Koloa; Anthony Pelekane, 45, of Kapaa; Vince Morris, 39, of Kalaheo; Cody Lancaster, 31, of Hanapepe; Sandra Kaina, 53, of Kapaa; and Tayvian Goodwin, 36, of Anahola.
Additional charges may be forthcoming, Perry said.