Suspect turns self into police
A woman suspected of using a stolen debit card at an automated teller machine in Lahaina turned herself in to police Monday after seeing her photo in a Maui Crime Stoppers bulletin, police said.
The 20-year-old Lahaina resident was later released pending further investigation of second-degree theft and fraudulent use of a credit card charges, said Lt. Chad Viela of the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division.
He said the debit card was from a purse that a woman forgot at Lulu's Lahaina Surf Club and Grill in Lahaina Cannery Mall on June 29. The next day, someone tried to use a debit card from the purse at a Bank of Hawaii ATM in Lahaina, police said. A surveillance photo, published Monday in The Maui News, showed a woman trying to use the debit card.
Viela said the purse and its contents were valued at more than $2,000.
He said the suspect was an employee at the location where the purse was left.
Man arrested with stolen truck
A 35-year-old man was arrested Sunday after he was seen driving a pickup truck stolen two days earlier from a car rental business, police said.
Nicholas Burns, who gave no local address, was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.
The truck was stolen Friday from Kimo's Rent A Car, with surveillance video showing the suspect removing a fence to enter the car rental business, said Lt. Chad Viela of the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division. He said a tool box was also stolen from the business and placed into the truck before it was driven away.
Police were alerted when Maui Marriott employees saw the stolen truck parked in the hotel lot and became suspicious, Viela said. He said Burns, who was found to be the operator of the truck, was arrested.
In addition to driving the stolen vehicle, Burns was charged with third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia, promotion of an imitation controlled substance and possession of burglar's tools. His bail was set at $7,400.
Bail set for man in theft case
Bail was set at $9,200 for a Lahaina man charged with theft for obtaining cash advances with a credit card stolen during a car break-in at Nakalele Point last month, police said.
Jason Ampong, 50, was charged with second-degree theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree promotion of a harmful drug.
He was arrested Friday on the charges, police records show.
Ampong had been under arrest for investigation of another theft when he was charged in the Nakalele theft, said Lt. Chad Viela of the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division. He said the credit card was among belongings stolen from a rental car that a San Francisco resident had parked at Nakalele Point.
Information about the drug charges wasn't available.
Man arrested as arson suspect
A 32-year-old Napili man was arrested on suspicion of arson early Monday when fire crews extinguished his pickup truck that was engulfed in flames in his driveway, police said.
The fire was reported at about 2:30 a.m., said Lt. Chad Viela of the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division. He said several neighbors saw flames coming from the truck, which had been parked in the driveway.
An investigation showed that at one point, the truck owner was seen reaching into the vehicle and the truck rolled down the driveway, Viela said.
He said the man also was seen burning some personal items.
In the past, police had been called to the residence because of domestic disputes, Viela said.
After being arrested, the man was later released pending further investigation of second-degree arson and disorderly conduct charges.
Man facing charge of theft
A 30-year-old Lahaina man was charged with theft for pawning two fishing poles stolen in Lahaina last month, police said.
Bail was set at $5,000 for Bobby Revilla on a charge of second-degree theft.
The fishing poles were stolen at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 1, said Lt. Chad Viela of the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division. He said the poles were pawned the same day at a pawn shop.
Revilla was identified through surveillance video of the transaction, Viela said, and an all-points bulletin was issued for his arrest.
He was arrested at about 6 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to the theft charge, Revilla was arrested on three warrants, with those bail amounts totaling $66,000.
Monday last day to register
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Monday, according to the Office of Elections.
Completed voter registration forms must be turned in to the County Clerk by 4:30 p.m. that day. Applicants who choose to mail in their voter registration form are urged to have it postmarked by Saturday.
Wikiwiki voter registration forms are available at post offices, public libraries, the county clerk's office, most state agencies and in the Yellow Pages and at the Office of Elections website at www.hawaii.gov/elections.
To register, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Hawaii and at least 18 years old.
Currently registered voters who have changed their name or moved since the last election should re-register before the voter registration deadline.
GMO labeling topic of talk
A panel discussion on the topic "Let's Eat Non-GMO: The Importance of Labeling" will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday at Maui Waena Intermediate School.
The event is free and sponsored by Seeds of Truth and Down to Earth.
Panel members are Dr. Lorrin Pang, Melissa Yee of Seeds of Truth, Courtney Bruch of GMO-Free Maui, Mark Fergusson of Down to Earth, and Vince Mina, a Maui organic farmer.
GMO refers to genetically modified organisms or genetically engineered food products.
Violence events for Oct. 19
As part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a daylong training on the dynamics of domestic violence will be held Oct. 19, followed by a "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" men's march against domestic violence.
The registration fee is $10 for the training from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pilina building multipurpose room at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The session will include interactive learning about domestic violence, its effects and how the Maui community responds to victims and survivors of domestic violence.
The registration deadline is Oct. 15. To register or obtain more information, contact Women Helping Women at 242-6600 or go to the website www.whwmaui.net.
Following the training, at 4:30 p.m., the men's march will be held on campus, with men walking a mile in women's high heels. Registration for the walk is free for those attending the training and $10 for others, with the money going to Women Helping Women. The first 200 people who sign up receive a free T-shirt.
A "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event will be held in Lahaina the following week on Oct. 26 at the Lahaina Gateway Center.
For both walks, registration is at 3:30 p.m., with the walk starting at 4:30 p.m.