OHA forums set on Lanai
LANAI CITY - Native Hawaiians living on Lanai will have an opportunity to provide feedback to state Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees during community forums to be held today and Thursday in Lanai City.
The first event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today in the Lanai High and Elementary School cafeteria, and the second is set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the Koele Lodge Library at One Keomoku Highway.
The forum is for OHA officials to hear community concerns and to outline their strategic priorities for Native Hawaiians.
For more information, call OHA's Lanai office at 565-7930.
Trial set in stabbing case
WAILUKU - An. Aug. 22 trial is set for a man charged with stabbing a 20-year-old Makawao man in a bathroom at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center last month.
Adam W. Mendoza, 21, of Makawao, pleaded not guilty to a first-degree assault charge during his arraignment Tuesday in 2nd Circuit Court.
Mendoza is charged with stabbing Timothy Heauser-Caires in the back at about 10 a.m. May 20 while both men were in the second-floor bathroom near Macy's home and men's store. Police said the stabbing was random and unprovoked.
Heauser-Caires was hospitalized for 13 days after his lung was punctured in the attack.
Mendoza is being held at the Maui Community Correctional Center in lieu of $100,000 bail. A bail hearing for him was scheduled for Thursday.
Bail set in alleged strangling
WAILUKU - Bail was set at $7,000 for a 23-year-old Wailuku man who was charged with strangling his former girlfriend and stealing her cellphone early Saturday outside a Wailuku business, police said.
Kyle Kaleikini was charged with abuse by strangulation, second-degree theft and violating an order for protection.
Lt. John Jakubczak of the Criminal Investigation Division said the victim reported that she lost consciousness after she was strangled by Kaleikini around 2:30 a.m. fronting Maui Karaoke on Hookahi Street. She reported waking up on the ground and finding that her cellphone had been taken after being unconscious for 10 to 15 seconds, Jakubczak said.
The woman, who has an active order for protection against Kaleikini, said that he fled while she was unconscious, Jakubczak said.
Kaleikini turned himself in to police, he said.
Special trash pickup schedule
WAILUKU - Refuse collection for Hana and Molokai will be on a special schedule next week due to the Maui County furlough day on June 24.
In Hana, trash normally collected June 24 will be picked up June 23 instead. On Molokai, it will be collected June 22.
There are no changes for other parts of Maui or Lanai.
For more information, call 248-8254 in Hana, (808) 553-3221 on Molokai or 270-7452 for other parts of Maui.
Man, 44, arrested for assault
LAHAINA - A 44-year-old man was arrested for assault Friday night after Lahaina patrol officers responded to a fight at Lahaina Shopping Center, police said.
The victim, a 35-year-old Lahaina man, was punched after exchanging words with the suspect, said Lt. Chad Viela of the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division.
He said the victim suffered facial injuries including a fracture to the left part of his skull. He was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment. His medical condition was not immediately available.
When officers responded to the area of the shopping center near Foodland at about 9 p.m., they encountered a crowd of people, Viela said.
The suspect was being held for investigation of second-degree assault but hadn't been charged Tuesday afternoon, he said.