KPD Officer Arrested

A Kaua’i Police Department officer was arrested Wednesday afternoon for alleged abuse of a family or household member while on duty. Wednesday afternoon, officers responded to a report of an incident that occurred at a Lihu‘e residence which left a 29-year-old woman with non-life threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation resulted in the arrest of 51-year-old Barry DeBlake. He was released after posting bail and is now on administrative leave.