Police have released the identity of a young woman killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash. Maui Police say 26 year-old Giuliana Johnson of Makawao was likely speeding when her 2001 Ford Ranger, heading southbound on Pau Hana Road, failed to negotiate a turn.
At 1:40 p.m., The Ranger left the road, and crashed through fencing of a Pau Hana Road residence near Kilihuna Place. Johnson’s Ranger than impacted a parked 2000 Mercedes-Benz SUV parked in the driveway. After those impacts, the uncontrolled Ranger continued forward through still more fencing before coming to a stop fronting another residence.
Johnsun suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say speed was a likely factor in the crash. The involvement of alcohol and/or drugs are still under investigation. Traffic in the area was rerouted for about three hours while officers conducted their preliminary investigation. They have determined that Johnson, the lone occupant of the Ranger, was not wearing her seatbelt. Also, the bags did not deploy.
Johnson’s death is the 15th tgraffic fatality of 2013 – compared with 21 at this time last year.
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.
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