DES works to relieve traffic congestion on and around post

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Police Call stats 18 JAN 13

Col. Mark Jackson
Director, Emergency Services,
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and
Commander, 8th Military Police Brigade,
8th Theater Sustainment Command

The Directorate of Emergency Services recognizes that the garrison community is facing very serious traffic challenges and is fully committed to doing all we can to facilitate traffic flow.

Traffic Congestion

Reopening Macomb Gate helped alleviate much of the bottleneck, but not all. Macomb Gate will close again for construction Feb. 2, when the construction on Kolekole Avenue is scheduled for completion.

DES provided additional manpower at all gates impacted by increased traffic congestion. For example, six to eight military police or Department of the Army police, instead of two, now man Macomb Gate weekday mornings.

A patrol was posted at the intersection of Ayers and McCornack roads to direct traffic 4-5:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and due to family time, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays.

At Lyman Gate, traffic is directed 4:45-10 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. to the Visitor Control Center, to reduce traffic on Kunia Drive.

The traffic light at Lyman and Humphreys roads was causing back-ups on Lyman Road, impacting gate traffic, so a traffic control post was implemented to block vehicles turning right onto Humphreys Road; this action lessened the traffic congestion on Lyman Road.

At Trimble and Cadet Sheridan roads, a patrol at the intersection controls traffic. The right lane of Trimble Road is a right turn only lane to reduce the traffic congestion on Trimble Road.

Although much of this congestion is caused by recent road construction projects, such work will aid in the traffic flow once completed. We ask the community to please be patient, allow yourself extra time to access the installation, and ensure that you approach the gates with all required IDs to help speed our access control requirements.

The Blotter

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 statistics chart (p. A-2), have been pulled and combined from the Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter surrounding areas.

USAG-Hawaii’s DES collects and uses these statistics to determine patrol distribution to maintain safety and security within our communities.

Incidents

Listed below are examples of incidents that occurred during the Jan. 1-9 reporting period.

•Assault Consummated by Battery (Title 18, Sec 113, USC) – 5C1A

Subject #1: PFC, M/B/N/22

Subject #2: SGT, M/A/N/30

Jan. 4, an investigation by MP patrols revealed that two individuals were involved in a verbal dispute that became physical when one placed the other individual in a headlock and arm bar. The other individual retaliated by jabbing his thumb into the other’s eye. Neither individuals sustained injuries.

Both were apprehended and transported to the Schofield Barracks police station where they were further processed and released to their unit representatives.

Drugs/Alcohol Involved: No

Disposition of Case: Final Report.

•Assault 2nd Degree (HRS 707-0712) – 5C1N, Assault 3rd Degree (HRS 707-0712) – 5C1N

Subject #1: SPC, M/U/N/25

Subject #2: CIV, M/U/N/U

Jan. 5, at 0215, the Schofield Barracks police desk was notified by the Honolulu Police Department of a fight in front of 2310 Kuhio Ave. (Mad Dog Saloon), in Honolulu. Upon arrival, HPD officer made contact with two individuals who both stated they were assaulted by two unknown males outside of Mad Dog Saloon. Two individuals were found that matched the descriptions given and were apprehended for 2nd and 3rd degree assault.

Both individuals were taken to HPD central receiving division for processing. Individuals were later released on their own recognizance.

Drugs/Alcohol Involved: Unknown

•Larceny of Private Property (Article #121, UCMJ)

Subject: SPC, F/W/H/U

Victim: PV2, M/W/N/24

Jan. 5, a victim notified the Fort Shafter Police Station of a larceny of private property. Patrols responded and made contact with a witness who stated that he witnessed the subject enter the victim’s barracks room and remove an Xbox 360 game console, a power cord and a video game without permission. Estimated cost of loss was $280.

Investigation continues by military police.

Drug/ alcohol involvement: None

•Operating a Vehicle under the Influence of an Intoxicant – (HRS 291E-61) – 5Q2

Subject: SPC, M/A/N/21

Jan. 12, an investigation by MP patrol revealed that an individual driving a vehicle appeared to be intoxicated. He was administered a series of standardized field sobriety tests, which he performed poorly. The individual was apprehended and issued one CVB for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

Individual was released to his unit.

Drugs/Alcohol Involved: Yes

Disposition of Case: Final Report.

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