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Two Arrested in Pu`unene Cockfight

PC: Anthony Goodrich / MAUIWatch

At about 6 p.m. on Saturday members of the Maui Police Department’s Vice Division Gambling & Morals Unit broke up a cockfight in the area of the Hawaiian Cement quarry off Kaimana Road in Pu`unene.

Police officials say that about 100 people were watching a cockfight in progress. Two males were observed each pitting a gamecock that was fitted with a cockfighting weapon.

The two males were identified as 44-year-old Shannon Mollena of Wailuku and 50-year-old Marino Oliveros of Kahului.

Both men were arrested and charged for the offenses of Cruelty to Animals in the Second Degree and Possession of a Gambling Device. Their bail was set at $400 each. 

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