State cleans out Kona homeless camp

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today Hope Services Hawaii employees check on the displaced homeless people to see if they can help as the camp in the brush on the mauka side of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Palani Road in Kailua-Kona is cleaned out Monday morning.

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today A resident of the homeless camp in the brush on the mauka side of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Palani Road in Kailua-Kona packs her things as the area is cleaned out Monday.

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today HTM workers fill a dumpster with rubbish from a homeless camp in the brush on the mauka side of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Palani Road in Kailua-Kona on Monday.

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today

    Workers clean up rubbish Monday at a homeless camp in the brush on the mauka side of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Palani Road in Kailua-Kona.

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today Officer Wyatt Nahele stands guard as the homeless camp in the brush on the mauka side of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Palani Road in Kailua-Kona is cleared out Monday morning.

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today Officers Bryan Ellis and Wyatt Nahele talk to a homeless man as the camp in the brush on the mauka side of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Palani Road in Kailua-Kona is cleaned out Monday morning.

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today Displaced homeless people remove their property from the camp in the brush on the mauka side of the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Palani Road in Kailua-Kona on Monday.

KAILUA-KONA — You can’t go home, but you can’t stay here.