“On August 5, police conducted a check of the house in response to information that it appeared one of the homes had been reoccupied after the eviction. Police observed a woman outside the house who immediately went inside, secured the door and refused to come out, arguing that she had Hawaiian Sovereignty rights allowing occupancy of the house and property. Police overheard other persons inside the house and advised the occupants that they would be returning.”
Ten days later after police returned and surrounded the structure, “The occupants voluntarily opened the door and all eight adults were arrested but refused to be fingerprinted or photographed, claiming Hawaiian Sovereignty.”
All of those arrested were adults. The police also contacted the Humane Society to take custody of seven dogs that were allso on the property.
Those arrested and charged with first-degree criminal trespassing:
Tiana Kaniaupio, 19
Sarah Kanuha, 35
Herman Elderts Jr., 37
Shaun Kanuha, 40
Victoria Elderts, 58
Herman Elderts Sr., 65
William Elderts, 73
Barbara Elderts, 83
Bail was set for each at $1,000.