The attack occurred at about 7 p.m. on the north-facing or Kahului side of the main mall building at 2439 S. Kihei Road. After being attacked and held against her will by a man she didn’t know, the woman sustained non-life threatening injuries. She was treated at the Maui Memorial Medical Center emergency room and released.
Police are asking anyone who may have seen suspicious activity or who may have information on the suspect and the crime to call Detective Mark Hada at (808)875-5410. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at 242-6966. Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and are given a code number. Maui Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of persons responsible for felony crimes; the recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs in felony cases; or the capture of felony fugitives.
Consider all wanted persons as dangerous. Do not approach, follow or take other action that could put one in danger. Thank you.
A Wailuku man has died after he was struck by a vehicle on Kaahumanu Avenue last night.
Maui Police say 48 year-old Terence John Moniz was crossing the busy street and was not in a marked crosswalk. The collision occurred at 8:21 p.m. as a Ford Edge MPVH, traveling east on Kaahumanu Avenue within the outer most lane, collided into a pedestrian who darted across into the roadway, headed in a northerly direction.
Moniz was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical (life-threatening) condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of the Ford MPVH, a 73 year-old year old male from Kihei, was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
The involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is ongoing.
In what may seem a formality, for the second time in 2015 – a man who fired at Police officers (but died in the process) is being charged with attempted murder.
The Wednesday, August 5 shootout at Keopuolani Park – where an armed man began shooting at MPD officers, but ultimately dying as a poorer shot, is being charged with First Degree Attempted Murder. The man, 39 year-old Raymond Hodge, had had run-ins with Police on O’ahu and in California – before relocating to Maui roughly two years ago.
Preliminary investigation indicates that on August 6, at about 8:54 p.m., officers responded to a suspicious activity complaint at the Keopuolani Park, Kahului. Officers arrived on scene about 8:57 p.m. and approached an adult male and made contact. Upon speaking with the male, he subsequently removed a small caliber handgun and fired at the officers.
The suspect hit no officers – but was struck by officers’ bullets at least 11 times. Approximately eitght of the suspect’s shots struck a police cruiser. Elevent bullets hit the suspect in the mid-body. A total of more than 50 shell casings have been recovered from the scent.
Citizens have expressed concerns as to where the other 40+ bullets landed. The are is densely populated with homes and families.
The first such officer-involved incident happened in Wauluku on May 22. Read that original report here.
Neither investigation is officially complete. The common element between the two is the First Degree Attempted murder charge against each suspect.
The county has reached a tragic milestone no one wanted to see. There have now been 14 fatalities from motor vehicle accidents this year. That is the same number as last year at this time and one of the highest in the last decade.
This morning, just before 8 a.m., a four year-old boy was struck and critically injured by a Toyota Sienna. Both are residents of Ka’anapali. The motor vehicle crash occurred fronting 133 Hakui Loop in Ka’anapali. The crash occurred when a maroon Toyota Sienna, that was traveling north on Hakui Street, struck a four year-old boy that was within the roadway. The Sienna did not appear to have any damages resulting from the crash.
As a result of being struck, the boy suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room in Critical condition. Once at the Emergency Room, the boy succumbed to his injuries and died. The 46 year-old female operator of the Sienna was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and did not report any injuries.
The involvement of speed, alcohol, and drug impairment do not appear to be factors in this crash however, they remain under investigation.
This is the third fatal crash in less than a week involving children. Last Saturday a one year-old boy was killed in Kihei when a pickup truck reversed over the lad. Later Saturday, a 11 year-old boy was behind the wheel of a car that kocked over and fatally injured an 87 year-old women. It is believed the boy was the victim’s grandson.
At least seven major traffic accidents kept first reponders busy this weekend on Maui. The most tragic of the incidents resulted in the death of an infant in one accident and the death of an eldedrly woman in another.
That accident happened Friday afternoon at 4:52 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars property on Uluniu Road in Kihei. Maui police say a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was backing up when it struck a one year-old boy, injuring him critically. The boy died a short time later at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The 30 year-old pickup driver – from Pukalani – was not injured. The toddler’s death is the 12th traffic fatality of 2015 – compared with 14 at this time last year. The involvement of speed, alcohol and drugs remain under investigation.
Another crash over the weekend happened inside the parking lot of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center located at 665 Kahului Beach Road in Kahului. The crash happened shortly after noon Saturday when a white 1999 Mitsubishi Galant four door sedan, began backing in the southern direction, out of a marked parking stall. The driver’s side door of the Galant struck a female pedestrian who was standing near the vehicle and was knocked to the ground. The Galant then continued in the southern direction and collided into the left side of the silver 2006 Honda Element multi purpose vehicle that was stopped behind the Galant. Both vehicles suffered minor damages.
The victim, 87 years of age from Haiku, suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to the Emergency Room at MMMC in critical condition. The Juvenile male operator of the Galant, 11 years of age from Wailuku, and the female operator of the Element, 74 years of age from Paia, did not report any injuries. Circumstances surrounding the youthful driver’s reason for being there have not been explained. KHON-2 reported on Sunday that the 87 year-old woman died from her injuries.
UPDATE: Maui Police have identified the woman who was struck by a car driven by an 11 year-old boy. She is 87 year-old Sueno Saito of Haiku. According to the lastest report, the deceased and the 11 year-old boy are related.
The involvement of speed, alcohol and drug impairment do not appear to be factors in this crash however, they remain under investigation.
There were two incidents this weekend where pedestrians were injured by vehicles as well as a bicycle crash on Crater Road in Kula.
According to their report, the man – dressed in a hoodie, with his face covered. He was also wearing gloves. The armed man jumped over the counter where, at gunpoint, he took an undisclosed amount of prescription medication. Several workers witnessed the crime and described the man as dark complected and about five feet, five inches tall.
The incident happened at 8:12 p.m. Wednesday. No other description of the man has been made available. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Maui Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 808-244-6425 or Maui Police Department Non-Emergency 808-244-6400. If it is an emergency, please contact 911.
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