WAILUKU - The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported that a wastewater overflow of approximately 21,527 gallons occurred this morning due to clogged pumps at the Kihei #6 Pump Station (KalamaPark). The overflow was reported at 7:45 a.m. and was stopped by 9:08 a.m.
The overflow occurred at the corner of S. Kihei Road and Welakahao Road, the corner of Halama Street and Waimahaihai Place, and the corner of Auhana and S. Kihei Road. A portion of the overflow entered the storm drain system at Welakahao Road and S. Kihei Road, and at Auhana Street and S. Kihei Road. Bacteriological analyses were conducted and signs were posted; however, the department is confident the overflow did not reach the ocean, and there are no beach closures.
The pumps were unclogged, standing water removed and the spill sites cleaned and disinfected. The State Department of Health has been notified. Maui Police closed South Kihei Road for about 90 minutes during the cleanup, and Maui Fire Department crews hosed the roads to disperse the contaminant.
A man was shot Friday afternoon in north Kihei. The incident happened near the old Suda Store location where Mokulele Highway used to join South Kihei Road adjacent to the Farmer’s Market.
At 5:09 p.m. Friday, Maui police responded to the scene for a report of a male with a gunshot wound. Upon police arrival they found the victim and confirmed that he did sustain a gunshot wound. No weapon was found at the scene and the victim was uncooperative with police.
The victim was transported in guarded condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment. This incident is still under investigation.
By Jeff King
Maui Police are looking for a man who made a bomb threat to at least one Kahului business today – and likely two. If captured, the man will face two counts of terrostic threatening in the first degree. The incident was first brought to public light this morning by Mauiwatch.
At 10:24 a.m. today, Wailuku Patrol Officers responded to a possible bomb scare at K-Mart located at 424 Dairy Road in Kahului. Upon their arrival, Wailuku Patrol Officers spoke with the manager of the business and ascertained the situation. Based on their assessment of the situation, K-Mart management decided to evacuate the business.
The on-scene investigation revealed that a K-Mart associate had received a telephone call from an anonymous male. This male demanded that the K-Mart associate put money on Green Dot Visa cards and if they did not, there was a bomb within the business that would go off. There was no money lost in this incident and a search of the business did not reveal any suspicious items.
As this incident was occurring, another bomb scare at Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Kahului took place. At around 10:55 a.m., Patrol Officers responded to a possible bomb scare at Walgreen’s at 10 E. Kamehameha Ave in Kahului. Upon their arrival, Wailuku Patrol Officers spoke with the manager of the business and ascertained the situation. Following their assessment of the situation, Walgreen’s management decided to evacuate the business.
Investigation revealed that a Walgreen’s associate received a telephone call from an anonymous male. This male demanded that the associate put money on Green Dot Visa cards and if he did not, there was a bomb within the business that would go off. There was no money lost in this incident and a search of the business did not reveal any suspicious items.
Maui Police have determined that these two cases are related, as the demands were similar, and have consolidated the investigation into a search for one likely suspect.
Halloween on Front Street in Lahaina was, according to Maui Police, a peaceful event. MPD stepped up presence – both in uniform and in plain clothes. By the end of the evening, a total of 11 arrests were made.
Nine adults and two juveniles were arrested for the following charges:
Promoting a Harmful Drug II
Promoting a Dangerous Drug III
Prohibited Acts/ Drug Paraphernalia
Promoting a Detrimental Drug III
Obstructing a Governmental Operation
Contempt of Court
Prohibitions Involving a Minor
Drinking in a Historical District
Assault against a Police Officer I
Aside from these individuals the majority of the public that attended the festivities abided by the laws and ultimately making it a successful event.
A litany of charges has been filed against the operator of a motorcycle that impacted a moped in Waiehu Monday – causing the death of the moped driver, Earle Maielua, 47, of Wailuku.
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Maui Police Department Vehicle Homicide investigators arrested a 25 year-old male from Waihee. The suspect was arrested and released pending further investigation for the following charges:
The investigation related to this arrest is still ongoing. Police declined to identify the suspect. Read the original accident report here.
By Jeff King
Iao School, Wailuku Elementary and other area schools have been notified of the escape on a MCCC inmate today. Maui Police say 26 year-old Reid I.L. Kauha’aha’a escaped during a work detail around noon today along Honoapi’ilani Highway near the Waikapu on 30 Restaurant.
Police say their are working on leads and canvassing the area. Kauha’aha’a is described as five feet six inches in heights, 130 pounds. He has brown eyes, long brown hair and tattoos on each side of his neck. Was last seen wearing blue jeans and an orange T-shirt.
Conflicting reports of lockdown have been rumored. As of 2 p.m., neither school has reported being locked down. Kauha’aha’a remains at large at this hour.
The escapee was in Community Custody status (meaning he is allowed to work in the community. Community Custody is lower than Minimum Custody). He was in the work furlough program.
Kauhaahaa was serving 5 years for Burglary and Theft in t5he Second Degree. His next parole hearing was scheduled for February 28, 2014. When captured, escape will also be added to his charges.
Anyone with information is asked not to approach Kauhaahaa, but to call police.
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