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Police Respond to 9-1-1 Call in Missing Woman Case

On Tuesday, a 9-1-1 call was received from an area above the Makawao Forest Reserve about possible additional information into the investigation of missing 34-year-old Amanda Eller. Maui Police Department officials say Police and Maui Fire Department personnel responded with sending out a helicopter and rescue crew to search by air and foot. Rescue crews made it up almost two …

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Search Warrant Leads to Arrests, Drugs, and More Than $16K in Cash

On Monday, officers from the Maui Police Department Vice Division Narcotics Unit executed search warrants on 33-year-old Bronsen Rodrigues at his residence located on Kauhikoa Road in Haiku. Also located at the residence was an adult female identified as 56 year old Leyette Rodrigues. As a result of the search, 582.70 grams (1.28 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, $16,962.00 in United …

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Kahului Airport Rent-A-Car Center Completed

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation has announced the completion of the environmentally friendly Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility at Kahului Airport, which will open to the public beginning Wednesday, May 15. The Conrac will house the major rent-a-car companies in one convenient location on airport property. “The people of Hawaii can be proud of this project as it is good for …

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Pair Rescued From Rough Waters in Ka`anapali

High surf and strong currents led to an ocean rescue in Ka`anapali on Monday. County of Maui Department of Fire & Public Safety officials say that the incident happened shortly before 2:30 p.m., when a male and female in their 30’s were swimming but unable to make it back to shore because of ocean conditions. After clinging to Black Rock …

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Six-Year-Old Injured in Large Surf

A 6-year-old girl was tended to on Sunday in Kaupo after hitting her head in surf. According to the County of Maui Department of Fire & Public Safety, the girl was swimming when she got rolled around in the surf and hit her head. Maui Fire Department firefighters arrived to the scene around 11:30 a.m. and assessed the child who …

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Bodyboarder Injured in Makena Shore Break

A 27-year-old bodyboarder was injured by a large shore break at Big Beach in Makena on Saturday. Makena Lifeguards along with an ambulance responded in the incident. Officials say lifeguards witnessed the beachgoer go from the top of an 8-foot-face wave to the bottom, injuring his lower back. The man was unable to get out of the water without assistance …

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Search Suspended for Missing Hiker

The Maui County Department of Fire & Public Safety has suspended itssearch for missing hiker Amanda Eller. Officials say the search was called off at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday. Maui Fire Department personnel had been conducting search on foot and by air through Sunday morning. The Department assists the Maui Police Department for 72 hours in missing person’s cases. Officials …

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Search Continues For Missing Haiku Woman

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 35-year-old Amanda Eller who was reported missing on Thursday, May 9. Eller was last seen on May 8 at 7:30 a.m. Her white Toyota RAV4 was found by police in the parking lot at the Makawao Forest Reserve on May 9 at about 9:50 a.m. On Friday, about sixty …

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Maui Electric Sees Spike in Scam Calls to Customers

Scammers are once again targeting customers of Maui Electric and the company is warning customers who receive these scam calls to “Just hang up!” Maui Electric is advising anyone who receives a call from someone saying they’re from Maui Electric, Hawaiian Electric, or Hawai‘i Electric Light demanding immediate payment over the phone or via prepaid debit cards, that it’s a …

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