A candidate for mayor drew more than just interested voters at an open candidate debate and forum at Seabury Hall in Olinda last night. He also attracted the attention of Maui Police. At the end of the candidate forum, Maui Police arrested 49 year-old Nelson Waikiki of Pukalani.
Waikiki was charged with violating the terms and conditions of his release on bail. Other than that, the forum was noted by most as an effective but quiet opportunity to get to know this year’s mayoral candidates better.
An infant girl remains in protective custody after her parents were arrested Thursday in Kahului. The baby was injured during a tussle between her parents. They remain in custody on multiple charges related to the incident. Last Thursday, March 20, medical personnel notified police of a suspicious injury to an infant girl.
Officers responded to the clinic and found that Kayzia-Ashley Washington, a 21 year-old woman from Kahului, the mother of the infant, brought her child to the clinic to be treated for an injury.
Police discovered that Washington and her boyfriend, Dane Nakama, a 20-year-old Kahului man, who is also the father of the child, were involved in an argument. As Washington was holding her daughter, the argument escalated into a struggle. The child sustained an injury as a result of Washington and Nakama struggling over the custody of their daughter.
Dane Nakama was arrested and charged for the following cases:
Assault in the Second Degree Bail: $5,000.00
Abuse of Family and Household Member (Physical) Bail: $2,000.00
Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 1 Bail: $5,000.00
Total bail set at $12,000.00.
Kayzia Washington was arrested and charged for the following cases:
Assault in the Second Degree Bail: $1,000.00
Abuse of Family and Household Member (Physical) Bail: $1,000.00
Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 1 Bail: $1,000.00
Total bail set at $3,000.00.
A veteran Maui Police officer has been arrested and charged with abuse of a family and household member. Officer Nelson Johnson, an 18-year veteran of the Maui force, was arrested for slapping his daughter, causing her to fall – sustaining a concussion. Johnson has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
Tuesday this week, at 9:40 p.m., the mother of the victim reported that her 13-year old daughter of Wailuku was slapped by her father following a verbal argument, which caused the victim to fall backward and hit her head on a wall mounted air conditioning unit. The fall resulted in injuries requring that the victim be transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment. Examination revealed she had sustained a concussion. The victim was later released from the hospital in good condition.
Today, at 11 a.m., the victim’s father, identified as Maui Police Officer Nelson Johnson (46 years old), was placed under arrest and charged for Abuse of Family and Household Member, with his bail being set at $1,000.00. The original MPD release indicated bail had been set at $2,000.00. Officer Johnson was also placed under arrest for the offense of Assault in the Second Degree; however, was released pending investigation for this charge, as this case is still being investigated.
Johnson posted bail and was released.
An 18-year-veteran with the Maui Police Department, arrested for third degree sex assault in May, 2012, was sentenced to one year in jail today.
Following allegations of sexual misconduct made by a 15-year-old juvenile female, a family relative, Sergeant Paul Bailey was placed under arrest May 22, 2012, and was processed without incident. Maui police say he was released pending investigation. Today the former Maui Police Department sergeant was sentenced Wednesday to a one-year jail term for sexually molesting a teenage girl last year.
Originally charged with four counts of third-degree sexual assault of the girl, who is a relative, Bailey had pleaded no contest to two amended charges of second-degree assault.
Police said the sexual molestation occurred May 21, 2012, when Bailey was working as a police sergeant.
Police say the incident was reported Sunday night after the boy’s mother took him to an emergency room. Police say the teen’s injuries weren’t life threatening and that the child abuse charge was because the incident took place in front of a younger son.
Vaivai was released after posting $5,200 bail. His defense attorney Ben Lowenthal declined to comment Tuesday.
State Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz says the department is conducting an internal investigation. Vaivai has been placed on leave.
A Pukalani man has been arrested in connection with the death of five people is a horrific crash last year on Maui.
The crash happened at 6:36 a.m. March 25th last year in a curve along Kula Highway north of Noholoa Place in Kula. The collision occurred when a blue 1998 Dodge Neon four door sedan, that was traveling north on Kula Highway, lost control and began to spin counterclockwise. The vehicle then crossed over the double solid yellow lines and collided with a blue 2003 Suzuki Aerio four door hatchback that was traveling south.
As a result of the collision, the Dodge Neon sheered in half, ejecting five of its six passengers. All five of the parties ejected from the vehicle died from injuries suffered in the collision. The lone survivor, and operator of the vehicle, was wearing his seatbelt and suffered minor injuries from the collision. The operator was later identified as Libert K. QALIVERE.
The three occupants of the Suzuki Aerio also suffered injuries from the collision and were transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room. All three were transported in stable condition. On Tuesday March 12th, 2013 at 9 a.m., a Warrant was served by members of the Traffic Division’s Vehicle Homicide Unit on Libert QALIVERE (22 yrs old). QALIVERE was arrested at his residence of 172 Ikea Place in Pukalani. He was arrested and charged for a total of nine offenses, they are as follows:
5 counts of Manslaughter
1 count of Negligent Injury in the Second Degree
2 counts of Inattention to Driving
1 count of Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of an Intoxicant
Bail was set at $750,000.
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