Maui Police have made an arrest in the attempted murder of a man at Waipuilani Park Sunday. He is Robert Kimo Prout, a 49 year-old man with no local address.
Prout was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder and two counts of Contempt of Court. He is being held at the Wailuku Police station on $1,000,350 bail.
The victim – identity still not released – remains in critical condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Maui Police received a call at 3:55 regarding a male stabbing victim in the park. The victim, a 36 year-old Kahului man, was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.
Police say their preliminary investigation revealed that a male suspect had fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers. A canvass of the area was unsuccessful and the attacker remains at large.
An Attempted Murder in the Second Degree case has been initiated. Checks for the male suspect in this case continue as the investigation develops. All leads are being investigated. This is the fourth attempted Murder case investigation within the last three weeks.
Maui Police have released the details behind the lockdown of some Central Maui schools Friday – and it was quite serious.
Around 11:12 a.m. Friday, Police were assigned to a reckless driving complaint on Waiale Road in Wailuku. The caller witnessed a white colored Toyota Tundra swerving all over the road, eventually parking within the Kehalani Longs Drugs parking lot.
The first Officer arrived at the scene and observed the vehicle Toyota Tundra parked unattended within the parking lot. A second Officer arrived at the scene and approached the Toyota Tundra. The Officer observed a male dressed in a red t-shirt and shorts walk towards the Toyota Tundra. The male suspect, identified as Kalama Harry, 31, from Waiehu, noticed the second Officer immediately and entered the Toyota Tundra followed by another male suspect in a black t-shirt as the passenger.
The first Officer, at the scene, maneuvered his patrol vehicle behind the Toyota Tundra, as Harry’s attention was focused on the second Officer. Harry reversed the Tundra without looking, His truck then struck the police vehicle behind him.
The first Officer sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision as he was still in the vehicle. Harry then intentionally hopped the Longs Drugs parking lot curb and accelerated towards the second Officer. The second Officer jumped out of the way in fear of being struck. Harry fled the scene at a high rate of speed.
A pursuit was initiated for the Toyota Tundra being operated by Harry. The pursuit ended on Pu’umakani Street in Kahului when Harry and the other suspect fled on foot abandoning the Tundra.
Maui Waena Elementary School, Lihikai School and Ala Lani Preschool were placed on lock down as a precaution.
Other divisions of the Maui Police Department assisted in a search of Harry and the other suspect.
Checks of the white Toyota Tundra , plate number 921-TRV revealed it was an unreported stolen vehicle. The Toyota Tundra was seized, pending the application of a search warrant. A moped which fell from the Toyota Tundra while in pursuit revealed it was also stolen. The moped was also recovered as evidence.
Kalama Harry was eventually located and arrested for the offenses of:
He was taken to the Wailuku Police Station where he is currently being held. The other suspect has not been apprehended, however, investigators are looking into leads of his whereabouts and possible identification.
In spite of the pursuit, no damages were reported to any property. This incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
By Jeff King
A decorated Maui Police officer, arrested for theft on October 1, has a new charge added to his list: Bribery of a Witness and Hindering Prosecution. Read the original report here.
But he’s not alone.
Tuesday this week, 36 year-old Damien K. Kaina, Jr., from Wailuku, visited the victim of the theft and offered an undisclosed amount of cash in exchange for the victim to withdraw the criminal complaint against Officer Maldonado.
On Wednesday, the victim reported the incident to police and turned over the cash given to him by Kaina.
Yesterday morning at about 8:51 a.m., Officer Anthony Maldonado, 26, from Makawao, was arrested for Bribery Of A Witness and Hindering Prosecution In The First Degree. Maldonado was released pending further investigation and has been placed on administrative leave without pay.
Three hours after that, at 12:35 p.m., Damien K. Kaina Jr. was arrested and charged for Bribery Of A Witness and Hindering Prosecution In The First Degree.
Kaina was released after posting $10,000.00 bail.
Two men surrendered themselves last night and have been arrested and charged with First Degree Attempted Murder. Chad Kaipo Naehu, 32, from Kaunakakai, Molokai, and Travis Torres, a 26 year old man from Hoolehua, Molokai; were arrested last night at about 10:15 p.m.
Both suspects were arrested for Attempted Murder in the First Degree following the shooting that occurred earlier in the day Wednesday. See that original report here.
Both males turned themselves into Molokai Police Station.
Naehu and Torres are currently in custody at the Molokai Police Station pending the filing of formal charges. Both victims involved in this case were flown to the Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu where they are being treated for gunshot wounds. One person remains in critical condition and the other in guarded condition.
The investigation is still ongoing at this time. If anyone has information they are encouraged to contact Molokai Police at (808) 553-5355 or
Wednesday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m., Molokai Patrol Officers responded to a residence on Puu Kapele Avenue in Hoolehua after a 911 call was made regarding a person being shot. Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined that two people had been shot at an area away from the residence.
The two victims were taken from the residence via ambulance. One adult male (52 years of age) was taken to Molokai Airport and transported via Air Ambulance to a hospital on Oahu. The second adult male (37 years of age) was taken to Molokai General Hospital. Both victims had sustained a gunshot wound.
The condition of the two men has not been released.
Police are continuing the investigation. There have been no arrests at this time. If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact Molokai Police at (808) 553-5355.
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