Beach cleanup set for Saturday in Kihei
The Maui Ocean Center has organized a beach cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Beach in Kihei.
Volunteers should meet at Maui Canoe Club.
Gloves, trash bags and grabbers will be provided by the Community Work Day Program. Maui Ocean Center will provide bottled water and a water refill station.
Those attending should wear sunscreen. For more information, call 344-2533.
MPD officers now sergeants
WAILUKU - Gregg Katayama and Scott Perry have been promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Maui Police Department.
Katayama has been a police officer for 12 years, starting his career with the 55th Recruit Class. He has worked in the Kihei Patrol District and is a member of the field training program and Specialized Emergency Enforcement Detail, which is activated in situations requiring crowd control.
Perry is a 24-year police veteran, starting his career with the 37th Recruit Class. He has worked in the Lahaina and Hana patrol districts, as well as in the Juvenile Section. He was school resource officer at Lahainaluna High School.
Perry is married and has two daughters and a son.
The promotions took effect June 1.
Orientation scheduled for Wailuku school
WAILUKU - Wailuku Elementary School will hold orientation sessions for various grades Saturday at the school.
Kindergarten Camp for incoming kindergartners and their parents or guardians will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The camp is designed to promote school readiness and gives students and their families a chance to meet other students in their class. Activities will include a bouncing castle, Germ City, story time for students while families talk with school personnel, a school tour and playground time. Cookies and juice will be available at the end of the event.
New incoming 1st- to 5th-graders are invited to a student orientation from noon to 1 p.m. This event is meant to give new students and their families a chance to get familiar with the campus, find out information about the school and have any questions answered.
The first day of school for all students in grades 1 to 5 is July 30. Kindergartners have staggered start days and will be notified by mail.
For more information, call the school office at 984-5622.
Man arrested for fondling 15-year-old girl
A Makawao man was arrested for sexually touching a 15-year-old girl who was riding the bus Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The girl, who was with a 10-year-old girl, was taking the Maui Bus from Queen Ka'ahumanu Center to Makawao when the 44-year-old man sat next to them and began talking to them, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said the girls were bothered by the man, who appeared to be intoxicated, and moved seats.
The man was getting off the bus at Haleakala Highway and Ulunui Place when he walked past the older girl and fondled her, Rego said. He said responding patrol officers located and arrested the man at 5:26 p.m. as he was walking along the highway.
The man was later released pending further investigation.
Mayor Arakawa hosting a monthly event
WAILUKU - Mayor Alan Arakawa will be holding a "County on Your Corner" event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kihei Community Center.
The event is being held in conjunction with the 15th annual First Hawaiian Bank Maui PrimeTime Wellness Fair.
Joining Arakawa will be Housing & Human Concerns Director JoAnn Ridao and her deputy, Jan Shishido.
County on Your Corner is a monthly event held in different locations. It is meant to give the public an opportunity to interact with the mayor and his administration.
For more information, call 280-1299.