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Maui police are seeking the public’s help in identifying whoever punctured tires of Maui County vehicles parked along Kaohu Street Thursday morning. -- Maui County photo

MPD seek help in identifying vandal

Maui police are seeking the public’s help in identifying whoever punctured tires of Maui County vehicles parked along Kaohu Street on Thursday morning.

A Department of Water Supply employee reported the criminal property damage around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Several vehicles that had been left in the Kalana O Maui building parking lot had been damaged. Ten vehicles had tires either punctured or slashed, with damage estimated at $3,907.

The vehicles were assigned to the departments of Planning and Water Supply; the Emergency Management Agency; and the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Security video showed that around 5:30 a.m. an unknown man wearing a hooded raincoat and pants went around the vehicles, damaging their tires with an instrument.

Police described the man as standing between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot-1, weighing 170 to 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 244-6425, referring to police report No. 17-053566.


Monday closings planned for holiday

All federal, state and county offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Christmas.

Residential trash pickup will continue as normal. The Hana, Lanai, Molokai landfills and recycling and Olowalu recycling will be closed.

Central Maui Landfill and EKO Compost and Greenwaste will be open from 6 a.m. to noon.

All public libraries will be closed today through Monday.

The Maui News business offices will be closed Monday.


Roadwork set for after Christmas

The day-after-Christmas road-resurfacing work will begin on High Street in Wailuku, according to an announcement from contractor Maui Kupono Builders.

Work will normally be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between High Street’s intersections with Main and Keanu streets.

Motorists should expect delays and follow instructions through the work area.


Recruitment set for corrections officers

The state Department of Public Safety has opened recruitment for adult corrections officers on Maui, Oahu and Kauai, according to an announcement.

The job pays $48,576 annually, and applicants must submit to criminal history and background checks, according to a state job posting.

More information is available on the state Department of Human Resources and Development jobseekers web page.

In general, eligible applicants must be a high school graduate or have passed a General Educational Development exam. They need at least one year of responsible work experience, showing an ability to relate with people in following supervisor instructions or giving and exchanging information.

For a full list of requirements, go to