Park meeting rescheduled
KIPAHULU - Haleakala National Park has rescheduled a Kipahulu community meeting that had been originally planned for 5 p.m. today.
The meeting will instead be held April 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kipahulu District Visitor Center. Park staff will be on hand to discuss the park, follow up on previously discussed issues and answer questions.
Two arrested for burglary
WAIEHU - Two Kahului men were arrested for burglary after they were found in the process of stealing property from a residence on Lekeona Loop in Waiehu on Friday, police said.
Ronsen Lee Legsay, 18, and David Leialoha Jr., 19, were each charged with first-degree burglary. Both were released after posting $5,000 bail each.
The residence was entered through jalousie windows shortly after 2 p.m., said acting Lt. Scott Migita of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said police were called to investigate a report that young males were seen walking into the residence without permission.
Arriving Wailuku patrol officers saw a rear door to the residence open and Legsay walking out of the kitchen, Migita said.
Blaze burns office building
WAILUKU - A Wailuku office building suffered fire damage Monday evening after a blaze broke out at about 5:50 p.m., fire officials said.
A fire inspector was still on the scene conducting an investigation Monday night. The offices were unoccupied at the time of the fire.
The structure at 1972 Wells St. was formerly a wooden home converted into office space, fire officials said.
When fire crews arrived they found a back room on fire along with the exterior wall and roof. Crews had the fire at the 1,000-square-foot structure under control at 6:12 p.m. and extinguished at 6:54 p.m. The Kahului fire and rescue crews along with the Kihei fire crew all responded to the blaze.
Moped operator ID'd, dies
WAILUKU - A moped operator who was critically injured in a crash in Lahaina died Sunday night at Maui Memorial Medical Center, police said.
He was identified as 53-year-old Kana Cox Jr. of Lahaina.
The collision occurred at 11:34 a.m. Sunday as Cox was riding his blue Sunny moped north on Honoapiilani Highway. At Wahikuli Road, he collided with a maroon Ford F-150 pickup truck that was turning right from the highway onto Wahikuli Road, police said.
Police said the truck failed to yield the right of way to the moped.
Cox was taken off life support and was pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m., police said.
The traffic death was the 11th this year on Maui County roads, compared with three at the same time last year.