Last night at approximately 9:40 p.m. inmate Junior Jorju escaped from the Maui Community Correctional Center.
He was discovered missing at the 9:30 p.m. headcount. A facility lock down was called. A search of the interior and exterior of the facility was conducted. Maui Police were immediately notified. It is not known how he escaped at this time. The incident is under investigation.
Junior Jorju is a sentenced misdemeanant. He was considered community custody, which is the lowest risk level. His sentence started on 7/7/14 and was and was supposed to end on 7/20/14.
He was serving 14 days for for Driving without a License and Criminal Contempt of Court. Inmate Jorju is 40 years old. He is 5’4″ tall and weighs 135 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
If you see Junior Jorju, do not approach him. Please call 911 and report the sighting.
A Moloka’i man with no local address has been arrested in connection with the murder of Koshari Kahikili earlier this week.
Thirty-nine year-old Jeffrey K. Davis was placed under arrest shortly after noon, Wednesday. Davis is in Police custody and has not been formally charged. The investigation is in its early stages.
The body of Kahikili was discovered Tuesday by a moped rider along Kamehameha Highway at Mapulehu.
Maui Police and Fire investigators have released few new details about this morning’s tragic fatal crash near Keanae in East Maui – except the fact the both young men were not wearing seatbelts – a fact that, sadly, led to the death of the driver, but may have saved the life of his passenger.
At 12:29 a.m. today, Fire fighters from Hana and Rescue personnel from Kahului responded to the area halfway between mile marker 15 and 16 on Hana Highway (Hana side of Honomanu Bay) for a vehicle that went off the road and down a cliff. Two 17 year-old males were in the vehicle at the time. The male seated on the passenger side was ejected prior to the vehicle going down the cliff. He did not require any type of medical treatment.
Conflicting reports say one of the young men may have been 18. Both reports confirm the vehicle was a 1998 Toyota RAV-4 pulling a trailer. The SUV apparently veered off the road and struck a guardrail.
Fire personnel rescue crews rapelled down the cliff about 300 feet to the vehicle and confirmed that the male was deceased. It was determined to conduct the body recovery at first light. Fire and Rescue crews remained on scene and at 6:30 a.m. today, upon Air-1’s arrival, began recovery operations.
The victim was airlifted to a landing zone at the Keanae Ball Park. His identity has not been yet been released.
By Jeff King
Things to bring for search:
Bright colored shirts (yellows & oranges preferred)
Snacks and water
Neon spray paint (for tracking)
Fliers in color with Charli’s face
MAPS! We need maps of the hwy by mile maker, gridded with latitude and longitude too if possible!
We need high HOPE and the WILL and WANT to find Charli safe and well with her unborn baby.
DOOR OF FAITH ROAD 8AM SHARP!
A Kihei man is dead after being struck by a delivery truck early this morning during a rain storm in Kihei.
Maui Police say 47 year-old Kenneth Elf was struck and killed by a 2005 GMC box-style delivery truck on Pi’ikea Avenue near the roundabout in Kihei at 4:31 a.m. Elf was crossing Piikea Avenue and was struck by a the truck, traveling east. After striking the pedestrian, the operator of the GMC truck lost control, drove left of center of the centerline and hit a chain link fence on the north side of the roadway. The GMC truck then came to a stop in a vacant lot on the north side of Piikea Avenue.
Elf was not in a designated cross walk at the time of the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the GMC truck is described as a 56 year-old male from Kula.
The road was closed from 4:38 a.m. until 8:30 morning while Police completed their measurements and investigation. The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol have not yet been determined.
This is the first traffic fatality in Maui County this year. The number is the same as last year at this time.
Maui Police have reopened Pi’ikea Avenue in Kihei between Liloa and South Kihei Roads. An accident near the roundabout around 4:30 a.m. today closed the road. MPD opened the thoroughfare at 8:30 a.m.
MauiWatch spotters first reported the scene around 4:35 a.m. Witnesses speculate that it may have been a hit and run fatal incident involving a pedestrian. That was based on the presence of emergency response vehicles but no civilian vehicles. MPD has yet to confirm the incident details.
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