DLNR officers go through an illegal campsite in Kalalau. Video grab DLNR

DLNR officers go through an illegal campsite in Kalalau. Video grab DLNR

Combined law enforcement and clean-up operations at Kalalau Beach in the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kaua‘i over the past month, have resulted in dozens of citations, an arrest and the airlifting of tons of accumulated rubbish from the area, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

“We want people to know that we have a zero tolerance attitude toward any type of unlawful activities along the Napali Coast,” said Francis Mission, DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Kaua‘i Branch Chief.

DOCARE officers arrested Francis Kinimaka, of Hanalei, on Jan. 4, after he landed a jet-ski on Kalalau Beach, a closed area, without a permit, according to a DLNR press release. Kinimaka was cited with four petty misdemeanors. The jet-ski he was operating was taken into evidence. Kinimaka’s passenger was also cited for not having a permit to be in the area.

A jet-ski taken as evidence by DLNR officers is seen here. The alleged jet-ski operator, Francis Kinimaka, is standing on the background. DLNR video grab.

A jet-ski taken as evidence by DLNR officers is seen here. The alleged jet-ski operator, Francis Kinimaka, is standing on the background. Vide