Police sergeant indicted in sex case
WAILUKU - A Maui Police Department sergeant was indicted Friday morning on four counts of third-degree sexual assault, police said.
Paul Bailey, 44, of Kahului turned himself in at the Wailuku Police Station on Friday afternoon and was released after posting a $100,000 bail bond.
PAUL BAILEY, charged with sex assault
The charges followed allegations of sexual misconduct involving a 15-year-old girl on May 21.
Bailey, an 18-year police veteran, is on paid administrative leave, police said.
He is scheduled to appear for arraignment June 19 in 2nd Circuit Court.
Medical supplies phone offer a scam
WAILUKU - Maui County's Office on Aging is alerting residents about a telephone scam involving people offering free medical supplies and asking residents to give out personal information.
The scam involves a caller saying that he or she is part of a national or local medical group or association or government agency or the Maui County Office on Aging. The caller tells residents that they have qualified for free diabetes supplies. Then the caller asks for an age and Social Security number to confirm the order.
The Office on Aging does ask for Social Security numbers, but it is only when residents initiate a request for services and only in the context of assessing a person's eligibility for the program. The Office on Aging does not actively call someone requesting personal information without a request for assistance from a senior or family caregiver, the news release said.
The county has received two reports of this scam involving the Office on Aging and notes that the information could be used for identity theft crimes.
W. Maui Skate Park to close for work
WAILUKU - The West Maui Skate Park will be closed for repairs from Monday to Wednesday.
Workers will be re-grouting and patching cracks in the park's concrete bowls.
The public will not be permitted in the park due to safety concerns.
For more information, contact Robert Halvorson at 270-7931.
Haleakala wind advisory in effect
HONOLULU - A wind advisory for the Haleakala summit including Haleakala National Park is in effect through 6 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The advisory, which means that winds of 30 mph with gusts of 50 mph are expected, covers the elevation of 6,000 feet and higher.
Northeasterly winds about 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph will remain strong through tonight, the weather service said.
The high winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Loose objects should be secured.