Col. Mark Jackson
Director, Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and Commander, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command
The following are excerpts taken from actual blotter entries from the Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter areas of operation.
Subjects are innocent until proven guilty, and maximum punishments are taken from the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States (2012 Edition) and other open sources.
Crime statistics are analyzed and reported courtesy of the Consolidated Community Criminal Intelligence, or CRIMINT, Fusion Cell.
Crime and incident statistics, captured in the accompanying chart, have been pulled and combined from the Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter surrounding areas, which include Wheeler Army Airfield, Aliamanu Military Reservation, Helemano Military Reservation, Fort Shafter Flats, Red Hill Military Reservation, Fort DeRussy, Mendonca Park, Leilehua Golf Course, Pililaau Army Recreation Center, Dillingham/Mokuleia Beach Park, and Tripler Army Medical Center.
The office of the Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, collects and uses these statistics to determine patrol distribution to maintain safety and security within our communities.
This data was gathered from Oct. 1-31.
The majority of the crimes/incidents show that traffic citations and traffic accidents were the highest during October’s reporting period. The more serious offenses of larcenies and assaults have shown to be very prevalent in our communities.
Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Apprehension
Subject No. 1: PV2/19 years old/male
Subject No. 2: PVT/20/male
Military Police, MP Investigators and the Drug Suppression Team responded to a call when a unit noncommissioned officer notified the Schofield Barracks Military Police station of a drug paraphernalia possession at the barracks, at 5:26 p.m., Oct. 19.
The NCO was concerned for his Soldiers’ safety and instructed a team leader to check on them. The team leader entered the Soldiers’ rooms and found both Soldiers asleep. He then noticed a musky, smoky scent consistent with the smell of “spice” in the room and notified his NCOIC, who notified the MPs.
As the MP patrol gathered information from the Soldiers in question, the Soldiers attempted to run from the MPs. The MPs apprehended both Soldiers and transported them to the Schofield Barracks MP station, where they admitted to smoking spice and were charged with possession of a controlled substance (Article 112A, UCMJ) and resisting apprehension (Article 95, UCMJ).
Disposition of the Case: The Drug Suppression Team retained all evidence, and an investigation is ongoing.
Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
On Oct. 30, a unit NCO notified the Schofield Barracks MP station of a suicidal attempt. MP patrols responded to the barracks to find the Soldier had consumed alcohol and an unknown amount of prescription medication and had lacerations on his arm.
The Soldier became belligerent with the MP patrols and kicked one patrol in the leg and head-butted another patrol. The Solider was taken to the Schofield Barracks MP station for processing and was released to his NCO.
The Soldier was charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer (Article 128, UCMJ), disorderly conduct (Article 134, UCMJ) and resisting apprehension (Military, Article 95, UCMJ).
Disposition of the Case: Soldier was released to his unit NCO. No further investigation.
Medical Emergency Response
On Oct. 27, the Fort Shafter MP station was notified of a loud noise complaint on Tripler Army Medical Center. MP patrols responded and made contact with a dependent who appeared to be highly intoxicated and screaming loudly.
Patrols attempted to calm the dependent, but she refused and began yelling profanities at them. Emergency medical sercvices arrived, but medical attention was refused.
After calming down the dependent was taken to TAMC and admitted for further evaluation.
Disposition of the Case: This is the final report.
Possession of Marijuana
Transfer, Possession of Firearms
Subject No. 1: CIV/19/male
Subject No. 2: CIV/22/male
On Oct. 27, the Fort Shafter MP station was notified of possible drug use. MP patrols responded and conducted a search, revealing marijuana and a .357 magnum.
The pistol was located in the shoe of one of the subjects. Honolulu police were notified, and both subjects were taken into custody.
Disposition of the Case: Investigation continues by Honolulu Police Department.
The chief of police uses the above crime statistics to develop the patrol operational schedule, which focuses patrols in areas where recent criminal activity has occurred.
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We thank you for all of your support and encourage you to continue reporting criminal and suspicious activity.
This bimonthly column provides crime data for our military communities throughout U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii to increase awareness, which will aid in crime prevention.