DES focuses on recent juvenile misconduct

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments


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

With the summer school holiday season in full swing, the Directorate of Emergency Services would like to highlight incidents involving juvenile misconduct.

DES reminds parents that, in accordance with installation policy, parents are ultimately responsible for the actions of their children.

Juveniles 10-17 who engage in disruptive or criminal behavior may have to attend the Juvenile Review Board and be subject to administrative action — to include being barred from post.

DES would also like to remind the community that the curfew policy remains in place year-round. All children under 13 will be inside a residence 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Juveniles 14-17 are required to be inside a residence 11 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Children may be outside during those designated times only if they are under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or family member over 18 years old.

Exceptions to the curfew policy apply for children returning home from a community facility, an installation activity, a youth services program or from paid employment. Failure to adhere to the policy may constitute child neglect.

Please be sure to reference Policy Memorandum Installation 1 (Discipline, Law, and Order) and USAG-HI 34 (Child Supervision Policy) on the USAG-HI Command Documents website ( for more information regarding juvenile misconduct and the post curfew policy.

Military Police Blotter

The following are excerpts of MP blotter entries from U. S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. Subjects are innocent until proven guilty.

Promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree

April 2, the Schofield Barracks Police Station was notified of possible possession of a controlled substance. Investigation by patrols revealed that a 15-year-old juvenile was found in the parking lot of the Troop Medical Clinic with a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance.

The Honolulu Police Department was notified and responded to the scene. A field drug test positively identified the white substance as cocaine, and the suspect was arrested by HPD.

Theft in the third degree

April 17, a service member reported a larceny of an Apple iPod Touch that was left unsecured and unattended in his privately owned vehicle while it was parked in the Schofield Barracks housing area. Using the iPod’s GPS tracking system, Military Police Investigations was able to locate the device at another residence in Schofield Barracks.

The device was under the possession of a 15-year-old juvenile who was escorted to the Schofield Barracks Police Station. The suspect was read his legal rights, which he waived to render a sworn statement admitting to taking the iPod that he claimed was on a table outside the PX. He was processed and released back to his sponsor.


May 17, the Schofield Barracks Police Desk was informed of shoplifting that occurred in the Exchange. Investigation by MPs revealed that two 14-year-old juveniles had taken a bottle of nail polish and a pair of sunglasses without rendering proper payment before exiting the store.

The two juveniles were detained by Exchange security staff and forced to relinquish the stolen items. They were then apprehended and transported to the Schofield Barracks Police Station for further processing by MPI.

The suspects were later released to their parents.


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