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Vandal Hits 19 Maui County Vehicles

Updated at 10:40 p.m. to include additional details. 

The County of Maui is asking for the public’s help in identifying an unknown suspect who punctured the tires of at least 19 vehicles early Thursday morning.

According to the Maui Police Department, a County of Maui Water Department employee reported at 6:30 a.m. that several vehicles that were left in the county building parking lot over-night had been damaged. 

Ten vehicles were found with the tires either punctured or slashed.  The damaged vehicles were assigned to the Water Department, Planning Department, Civil Defense and the Prosecutor’s Office.  

Most of the vehicles were parked on the Kaohu Street side of the parking lot of the Kalana O Maui County building, located at 200 South High Street.

Total damages to the vehicles were estimated at $3,907.00.

Security video showed at about 5:30 a.m. an unknown male going around the parking lot damaging the tires with an instrument.

The male is described as 5’9” to 6’1” tall, 170 to 180 pounds.  At the time, the male was wearing a hooded raincoat and pants.

Security video shows the suspect pounding something into the tires to damage them.

“It was pouring rain this morning and this guy is running around in a raincoat and in many cases puncturing all four tires of each vehicle he hit,” said Maui County Communication Director Rod Antone. “According to the video he was working quickly while it was still dark out but we’re hoping someone can help police identify him.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Maui Police Department at (808)244-6425 or (808)244-6400.  Refer to police report #17-053566.

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