Paul campaign event set
There will be a Ron Paul Sign Waving Party at the intersection of Hana and Haleakala highways Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.
With the Hawaii Republican Caucuses on March 13, Paul backers wanted to show their support for their candidate, a news release about the event said.
Man held in assault case
WAILUKU - A 56-year-old Hana man who allegedly punched two police officers in the face Sunday afternoon was being held on $2,200 bail at the Wailuku Police Station on Monday morning, police said.
Ernest Klein was charged with two counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of resisting arrest, records show.
Police said that two officers were responding to a home in Hana to make a welfare check after someone from the residence called 911 at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday and hung up.
When dispatchers called the number back the person who answered said he didn't need police help but police went to check anyway.
As police responded to the residence and were radioing for an ambulance to assist the man who may have needed psychological help, the man struck the two officers in the face, police said. Police eventually subdued the man.
The officers were not seriously injured.
Man charged with burglary
WAILUKU - A 39-year-old Kihei man who was found inside a Matson container filled with computers and other electronics to be recycled was being held on $1,200 bail at the Wailuku Police Station on Monday.
Rodney Herbert was charged with second-degree burglary and possession of burglar's tools, records show.
Police said patrol officers were called to a recycling facility on 109 Lower Main St. in Wailuku at about 6 a.m. Sunday.
While at the facility, which was apparently broken into, police heard noises coming from a Matson container. Officers found the suspect inside and in possession of burglary tools, police said.