Maui Police have taken two men off the streets who – they say – posed a significant hazard to the public.
Clifford Muller and Devin Ferreira have both been arrested and booked on theft charges in two incidents in Kihei within the past month.
Police say that, on September 22, Ferreira and another man were captured on surveillance video inside the new Hi Tech Surf Sports Store on South Kihei Road. At about 3 p.m. that day, the two appeared to be browsing. While the unidentified man distracted the lone sales clerk, Ferreira was observed removing two GoPro video cameras – each valued at $299.00, from a display case. Ferreira is observed clearly on video walking out of the store with the two GoPro cameras and making no attempt to pay for the items. The unknown male in the red shirt then quickly left the store as well. He remains at large.
Then, on October 8 around 4:30 p.m., a male later identified as Clifford Muller, was observed entering the South Maui Gold and Loan pawn shop located at 357 Huku Lii Place in Kihei. MULLER was caught on surveillance video walking up to the display counter within the shop and removing a cell phone that was left on the counter unattended.
It wasn’t until the next morning that this incident was reported to police as store employees were able to identify Muller from the security video and past contacts/transactions they have had with Muller at the Kihei pawn shop.
Muller is clearly seen removing the cell phone valued at $500.00 from the counter, looking around the store and then fleeing the shop out the front entrance/exit door.
Checks for Muller had been negative thus far and he is known to be homeless and possibly staying in the Kanaha Beach Park area in Kahului. An All-Points Bulletin had been issued for Muller’s arrest regarding this case and he also has an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
Ferreira has been charged with Theft in the Second Degree. Muller faces charges of Theft in the First Degree. Both men have been located and taken into custody.