This week, the Maui Police Department and Maui Crime Stoppers ask for the public's help in identifying people responsible for the theft of gasoline and other items at the Waiehu Golf Course in December, and in locating two men sought in separate crimes.
On Dec. 14, three people wearing hooded sweatshirts broke into the Waiehu Golf Course and stole gasoline and other items. The suspects are shown in surveillance photo.
In another case, the public's assistance is sought in locating David R. Wecker, 60, who is wanted for four counts of theft in the second degree. Wecker is described as Caucasian, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 225 pounds with medium-length hair.
Maui Police Department photo
Another man, Lee Manalo, 31, is wanted for assault against a police officer, escape and resisting arrest. At about 6:25 p.m. Feb. 17, a patrol officer stopped a vehicle for traffic offenses on Makawao Avenue at Makalani Place in Makawao. As the vehicle came to a stop, a man whom the officer recognized as Manalo fled the vehicle on foot. The officer pursued Manalo and a struggle ensued in which Manalo pushed the officer into a barbed-wire fence. The officer became entangled in the wire fence, and Manalo was able to flee the area while the officer struggled to free himself.
Manalo has additional warrants for his arrest on unrelated charges. He is described as approximately 6-foot-1, weighing 210 pounds, with short dark-brown hair.
Anyone with information concerning the identity of the people shown in the photo or the whereabouts of Manalo or Wecker is asked to call Maui Crime Stoppers at 242-6966. Neighbor Island residents can call toll free at (888) 242-6966. Callers remain anonymous and are given a code number.
Maui Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of people responsible for felony crimes; the recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs in felony cases; or the capture of fugitives.