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Man Charged After Stealing Rental Car

At about 11 a.m. on Sunday, the Maui Police Department received a report from a male victim that his rental vehicle was stole from him then night prior by an adult male acquaintance.

The victim identified the man as Reynald Gonzales.

According to MPD officials, the victim related that while at Baldwin Beach Park he observed Gonzales rummaging through his backpack and stealing the keys to the vehicle.

Gonzales reportedly then ran toward the parked vehicle and got into the driver’s seat.  The victim attempted to stop the man who then bit the victim’s right forearm.  He then drove off toward Hana Highway.

On Monday at about 5 a.m., the vehicle and Gonzales were located at Baldwin Beach Park.

Gonzales was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Motor Vehicle and Robbery II.

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