A Hana man is behind bars today after punching a Maui Police officer Saturday night in Hana.
Maui Police say 35 year-old Joseph D. Villarimo was arrested at 9:52 p.m. Saturday after punching and struggling with a police officer called to the business establishment where Villarimo had become a nuisance. The man had been asked to leave the place several times but he refused. Police arrived to see him out and, according to the report, Villarimo punched an officer, then a struggle ensued. As almost always happens, the Police prevailed and Villarimo was placed under arrest.
He is charged with:
- Assault Against a Police Officer in the First Degree
- Resisting Arrest
- Criminal Tress in the Second Degree
- Disorderly Conduct
His bail was set at $9,000. Additional charges may be pending.