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DLNR Conservation Officers sweep Little Beach at Makena State Park

A team of eight officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) conducted a law enforcement operation this evening at Little Beach in Makena State Park on Maui. For many years, the beach has been the site of large Sunday night parties and drum circles, where alcohol and drug use, public nudity, and littering have been chronic …

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Hawaiian Electric aerial line inspections for Upcountry and West Maui

Hawaiian Electric will be using a helicopter for routine aerial power line inspections on Monday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Upcountry and West Maui area, weather permitting. Routine aerial inspections of Hawaiian Electric’s equipment, including electrical lines, poles and substations, are necessary to maintain stable and reliable electrical service for the Maui County community. For …

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Maui police investigating after video shows Chief Faaumu hitting parked motorcycle

On November 16, 2020 at about 11:06 a.m., an anonymous letter was received by the Maui Police Department demanding the retirement of Chief Tivoli Faaumu, or a letter would be sent to the County Council, Police Commission, Mayor, SHOPO and Media Outlets citing alleged mistreatment of his employees, and a vehicle accident where he left the scene, and no case …

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Gov. David Ige signs emergency proclamation extending statewide mask mandate

Gov. David Ige issued a 15th COVID-19 emergency proclamation that extends and clarifies the statewide mask mandate as agreed to by all four counties and the state. The proclamation states: All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public. The requirements of this statewide mask mandate are set forth in Exhibit …

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Male Visitor Suffers Injuries in Bamboo Forest

Maui Fire Department rescue crews responded to the Bamboo Forest along Hana Highway on Monday afternoon. Officials say a 41-year-old male fell approximately 20-feet from a waterfall onto rocks. He suffered multiple injuries to his body. The man, a visitor from California, was flown to Maui Memorial Medical Center in serious condition.

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California visitor arrested for allegedly violating 14-day travel quarantine

On November 14, 2020 at about 11:50 a.m., Colleen Proppe (52) from California, was arrested for two counts of Rules and Orders and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities.  Investigation reveals that On November 7, 2020, Proppe arrived at the Honolulu International Airport from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. She stayed in Honolulu for one night, then arrived at the Kahului Airport on …

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DOH Issues Red Placard to Kihei Restaurant Due to Roach Infestation

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Branch issued a red “Closed” placard to Kihei Bale Sandwich & Vietnamese Food in Kihei, Maui after a health inspector discovered a roach infestation in the kitchen on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The restaurant, located at 225 Piikea Avenue, Suite 95, is currently closed. A follow-up inspection is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10. …

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Puppies Found in Sealed Container Left Outside the Shelter

Six puppies were left on Maui Humane Society property in a plastic storage container, the lid sealed closed with duct tape. Hours passed in the hot sun before the container was discovered by a volunteer and opened, but tragically it was too late for two of the puppies. The remaining four puppies were rushed inside to receive emergency medical attention …

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NY Visitors Arrested on Maui for Violating Mandatory Quarantine

On November 5, 2020 at about 5:10 p.m., Andrew McLeod (25) and the Kadijah Wills (26), both from New York, were arrested and charged for six (6) counts Rules and Orders and Unsworn Falsification to Law Enforcement.  Their bail was set at $14,000.00 each. Investigation revealed McLeod and Wills arrived in Maui on November 4, 2020.  Upon arrival they were …

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Firefighter Injured Tending to Makawao Blaze

The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Kealaloa Avenue in Makawao on Thursday morning. Fire officials say that crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story structure with heavy fire on the first floor extending to the second story. No one was within the residence at the time of the incident but firefighters were able to …

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