Frank Corbett III has been found. People who had seen his photo and had learned he was missing spotted Corbett and notified Police. He was located in Kihei in good condition.
Maui Police have expressed their thanks to an alert public.
WAILUKU – The Department of Finance, Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing (DMVL) has announced it will be closing satellite DMVL offices on Thursday, February 19, to conduct staff training.
The one-day closure will affect the Hana, Kihei, Lahaina, Lanai City, Molokai and Pukalani satellite offices. The Kahului Service Center at Maui Mall will remain open for regular hours from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All DMVL offices will resume regular customer service hours on Friday, February 20.
Customers with questions may call the DMVL Call Center at (808) 270-7363.
By Jeff King
What was likely expected by all to be a relaxing day off for the President’s Day holiday Monday turned tragic for some local residents and visitors. Tragedies marred an otherwise sunny day along Maui coastlines.
Around noon Monday, 18 year-old Edelene Parilla and 19 year-old Emmanuel Tabbay, both residents of Kahului, were at an area known as “Chutes and Ladders” at Honokohau Bay off Maui’s northwest shore. The two were accompanied with two other friends.
All four parties were walking along the rocks near the shore line to see the tide pools. Parilla was swept out into the ocean by a wave at which time Tabbay jumped in to the ocean help her. A friend was able to find a bystander to call for emergency assistance. Rescue personnel responded to the scene. Both Parilla and Tabay were located in the ocean, but, no signs of life. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
While the apparent cause of death appears to be drowning, the official cause of death is still pending autopsy results.
About three hours later, at 3:08 p.m., firefighters from Wailea responded to a report of a non-responsive person in the water fronting the beach at Makena Beach and Golf Resort. A 53 year-old visitor was seen floating motionless for a time after snorkeling with his wife. A safety check revealed he was not conscious. Bystanders pulled the man from the water and began CPR.
Firefighters took over the effort upon arrival but were unable to bring the man back to life. His identity and place of residence have not yet been released.
Then – less than a half-hour later – at 3:32 p.m., firefighters responded to a similar report in Ka’anapali. A man was reported floating face-down in the ocean fronting the Ka’anapali Ocean Resort. The man, visiting from Coltsneck, NJ, was unresponsive when bystanders reached him.
Paramedics and firefighters administered CPR and the man responded. He was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.
Ironically, it was the first responders from Kihei and Kahului who responded to the incident while they were replacing crews from Lahaina and Napili who were involved in the “Chutes and Ladders” ocean search and recovery.
A Seattle died Friday in a suspected drowning off the south Maui coast. Maui Police say 82 year-old Walter Sinsheimer was found floating and unresponsive near the shore at Polo Beach in Wailea.
Sinsheimer was brought ashore and bystanders commenced cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man until paramedics arrived. First responders took over the effort but were unsuccessful in reviving the man. Sinsheimer was pronounced dead at the scene.
While drowning appears to be the cause of death, an official ruling will not be made until an autopsy has been completed.
An unexploded shell – believed to be a WWII era anti-aircraft round – was found today by a Washington visitor on a South Maui beach.
According to Police reports, the visitor found the unspent, rusty round in the sand at Ulua Beach in Wailea. The 69 year-old man took the shell to the Kihei Police station. Sgt. Carl Yob of the U.S. Army’s Explosive Ordnance Demolition team on O’ahu was contacted and the shell was placed in safe storage here by police.
The EOD team is sending a crew from Honolulu to destroy the round. Their arrival time is not available. The shell could be very dangerous – if its instability had caused an explosion when moved. Also, it’s difficult to look past the fact that the grass in the picture is perfect.
While Police continue their investigation intyo an alleged assault by Hilo native and former UFC champion BJ Penn (whose given name is Jay Dee Penn), today MPD released the mug shot taken the night of his arrest. It shows that the victim in the incident got in at least one punch.
Last Saturday night at about 10:58 p.m., Jay Dee PENN was arrested for Assault. PENN was later released pending further investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division. This is a photograph of PENN at the time of his arrest.
The arrest at his hotel – the Kea Lani Resort – came about an hour after a scuffle outside Kahale’s Beach Club in Kihei. According to sources quoted by Hawaii News Now, an acquaintance of Penn, Kuuipo Mokiao, was the victim. Initially, Mokiao says he was trying to prevent Penn from fighting with customers at Kahale’s. Then, the report says, Penn challenged Mokiao to a fight. Once outside, Mokiao says Penn abruptly punched him in the face, then kneed him in the forehead. The latter impact fractured Mokiao’s left eye socket.
While Mokiao was transported to the Emergency Room at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Penn returned to the Kea Lani, where he was arrested about an hour later, charged with assault in the second degree.
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