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Man arrested in Kahului gas station robbery

On Friday, December 8, 2017 at about 10:20 p.m., a male walked into the Hele Gas Station located at 243 Puunene Avenue in Kahului. The male held a dangerous instrument in his hand and demanded cash from an employee. Another employee called for help and the male grabbed that employee before hanging up the phone. Police arrived and detained the …

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Community Meeting Set to Discuss Hanakaoo Park Lifeguards

The Department of Fire & Public Safety will be holding a community meeting in Lahaina on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The department would like to hear community input to a proposed relocation of the Hanakaoo Beach Park lifeguard tower to an area about a mile north in the vicinity of Puu Kekaa, more commonly known as Black Rock, on Kaanapali Beach. …

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Planned Closure Set for Several Parks Permit Offices

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that several Parks Permit Offices will be closed at various times on Wednesday, Dec. 13, for staff training and the implementation of new procedures. The closures are scheduled as follows: Central Maui Permit Office (War Memorial Gym Complex), closed 8 a.m. – noon South Maui Permit Office (Kihei Community Center), closed 8 a.m. …

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Hana Man in Custody For Attempted Murder

At about 5:30 p.m., Thursday, officers from the Hana Patrol Division arrested 36 year old Shaun Nishida of Hana.  Nishida was wanted for allegedly stabbing another male the day before in Lahaina. Nishida was arrested for the offense of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree.  He is currently being held without bail. On Wednesday at about 10:50 p.m., police were dispatched to …

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MPD Arrest Suspect in Drug Investigation

On Wednesday, officers from the Lahaina Patrol Division executed a search warrant at a residence on Kai Hele Ku Street in Lahaina. As a result of the search, officers found an indoor marijuana grow and recovered 200 marijuana plants.  Officers also seized 15.66 grams of marijuana concentrate, cocaine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or ecstasy, xanax pills and U.S. currency. One adult male was …

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Pukalani Superette Donation Aids Kahului School Fire Recovery

Pukalani Superette donated $1,000 to aid Kahului Elementary School in its recovery from the suspicious fire that occurred on November 24. The donations were a result of donations of customers and community members over the past week. The fire caused an estimated $1.2 million in damage to classrooms and their contents, and led to the closure of the school for …

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Police Open Attempted Murder Case After Stabbing Incident in Olowalu

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at about 10:50 p.m., police were dispatched to the shoreline area of Honoapiilani Highway near the recycling & refuse center in Olowalu. Two males had gotten into a fight and one male stabbed the other. The suspect then got into his vehicle and fled the area prior to police arrival. The victim, a 45 year …

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Recognition

In anticipation of a presidential proclamation recognizing National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Thursday, Dec. 7, the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, on Dec. 7, until sunset. A White House notification …

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MFD Cautions Residents of Smoke Alarm Scam

The Department of Fire & Public Safety has issued a public alert about a phone scam and potential door-to-door fraud scheme targeting residents in the Upcountry area. According to the department, in recent weeks, an individual or group claiming to be from the Maui Fire Department is calling residents in the Kula and Pukalani areas offering a free home inspection …

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Sheriff Division Issues Stats on Warrants Cleared/Fugitive Arrests

During the month of November 2017, the Sheriff Division Special Operations Section Fugitive Unit arrested 90 offenders and cleared 134 total warrants. The warrants included 43 Felony Grand Jury Indictments, 8 Parole Violators, 11 Probation Violators, 23 Criminal Warrants, and 42 Traffic Warrants. So far this year, there have been 1,413 fugitive arrests. The Sheriff Division Special Operations Section Fugitive …

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