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Woman Arrested for Violation of the Rules and Orders of the Travel Quarantine

The Maui Police Department arrested a 27-year-old woman for Violation of the Rules and Orders of the Travel Quarantine. Authorities say Kayla Ladner arrived in Maui on March 3 without a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test and did not have approved lodging in which to complete the mandatory ten-day travel quarantine. Ladner was released from police custody after securing approved lodging …

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UPDATE: Tsunami watch canceled for Hawaii after 8.1-magnitude earthquake in southwestern Pacific

UPDATE: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said effective 12:20 p.m., the tsunami watch has been canceled. The state of Hawai’i is currently under a Tsunami Watch after a magnitude 8 earthquake was reported in the Kermadec Island region.  The Watch was issued at 9:38 a.m. Thursday, and according to Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. “Based on all available date a tsunami may have …

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Oahu Man Arrested for Travel Quarantine Violation

A 26-year-old Oahu man was arrested on Tuesday, March 2 for Violation of the Rules and Orders of the Travel Quarantine. The Maui Police Department reports that upon arrival, Kaeha Baker did not have a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test and did not have approved lodging in which to complete the mandatory ten-day travel quarantine. Baker was released from police custody …

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Coast Guard, partners rescue two pilots from downed aircraft off Lanai

The Coast Guard, Maui County Fire Department and Molokai Fire Department rescued two pilots from a downed DA40 Diamond Star aircraft eight miles off Lanai, Saturday. An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescued the pilots and brought them to awaiting emergency services at the air station. There were no major injuries reported. “As a watchstander this is …

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DOH State Laboratory finds new variant

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the presence of a new COVID variant in Hawai‘i. The P.2 variant, which contains the E484K mutation, was identified through surveillance testing conducted on O‘ahu. While the implications of this additional strain are unknown at this time, the P.2 variant is closely watched because two individuals in Brazil who were …

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Police Open Fire on Fleeing Suspect in Wailuku

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at approximately 12:32 a.m. in Wailuku, officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle; due to no illuminated rear lights. Upon contact, the male driver provided officers with fictitious names. Officers were able to determine the male’s true identity as Kaipo Lapenia-Lau (25). Checks revealed that Lapenia-Lau was operating the vehicle without a valid Driver’s …

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Man Sought on Felony Warrant

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s help in located a man wanted on a Felony warrant. Authorities say 48-year-old Rodney Herbert is known to frequent the Wailuku area. Herbert is described as 5-feet-9-inches and 180 pounds. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD at (808) 244-6400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (808) 242-6966. Maui Crime …

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Police Investigating Thursday Morning Stabbing

The Maui Police Department responded to the Piihana Farm area of Wailuku early Thursday morning following a 9-1-1 call from a woman who reported that her boyfriend had been stabbed. Police say an 18-year-old woman reported that her boyfriend had been stabbed by a male identified as 28-year-old Erath Kaihewalu. The woman stated that Kaihewalu struck her boyfriend with an …

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Wailea Residents Evacuated as Police Respond to Unexploded Ordnance

Maui Police Department officers responded to a Wailea residence regarding an unexploded ordnance on Monday. Officials say the unexploded ordnance was found while excavation work was being done on the property. As a precaution, surrounding residences were evacuated, and Hoomua Drive was temporarily closed. MPD’s bomb squad secured the scene. The road was later reopened and residents were allowed back …

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