Police searching for escapee
Police were looking for a Maui Community Correctional Center inmate who escaped from a jail work detail at Lahaina Civic Center on Friday morning.
Henry "Hana" Rosenthal, 32, of Lahaina is described as Hawaiian, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a deformed right ear and Hawaiian tribal triangle tattoos on the right side of his face and neck.
HENRY ROSENTHAL, MCCC escapee
Rosenthal was wearing a bright orange MCCC T-shirt, blue jeans and boots when he walked away from the work detail assigned to assist with repairs at the civic center. A guard making checks at the site noticed Rosenthal was not at his posted location and immediately reported the escape, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the police Criminal Investigation Division.
According to court records, Rosenthal was sentenced in August 2004 to a 10-year prison term for first-degree burglary. Rosenthal also has convictions for theft, forgery, assault, driving without a license, criminal property damage and parole and probation violations.
Rosenthal should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. Anyone who sees him should not be approach him but call 911.
Offices to close for holiday
Federal, state and county offices along with public schools will be closed Monday in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
Also, most public libraries will be closed from Saturday through Monday.
County pools will be closed Monday, and there will be no regular mail delivery.
The Hana, Lanai and Molokai landfills will be closed. The Central Maui Landfill and EKO Compost will be open from 6 a.m. to noon. The Olowalu landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. Residential trash pickup will not be interrupted.
The Maui News offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Deadline extended for panel
The deadline to apply for positions on the Molokai Community Plan Advisory Committee has been extended until Tuesday, Council Member Riki Hokama, chairman of the council's Policy Committee, announced Friday.
Under county ordinance, council members appoint nine of the panel's 13 members while the mayor selects the other four members.
To be eligible to serve on the advisory committee, applicants must be Molokai residents. Experience in land use issues is helpful but not required.
Application forms and a general information sheet about the Molokai panel can be found online at www.mauicounty.gov/committees/pol. Look under "Items of Interest" in the Policy Committee's section of the website.
The forms and information sheet also are available at the council's office on Molokai at 100 Ainoa St. in Kaunakakai.
Applications need to be postmarked or received by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (808) 553-3888 on Molokai or 270-7659 or 270-8005 on Maui.
Veterans Day events scheduled
The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Maui County Veterans Council have planned events today and Sunday to mark Veterans Day.
The VFW will be holding a luau beginning at 5 p.m. today at the VFW Hall in Kihei. There is a $20 cost to attend, which may be paid at the door. The public is invited.
On Sunday, the veterans council will hold its annual Veterans Day picnic at Kalama Park, beginning at 10 a.m. Veterans, their families and supporters are invited to attend the free event.
There will be food and music.
Those attending are asked to bring canned goods for homeless veterans who need assistance.
Health fair to be held Friday
The Salvation Army will host its 12th annual Health Fair for the Homeless at its Kahului location, 45 W. Kamehameha Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
The event is aimed at helping homeless people get their essential needs through the assistance of service agencies and vendors.
Maj. Brian West, Salvation Army Maui County coordinator, called the fair a "one-stop shop" for a full-range of free health care and homeless services.
Free food will be served, and there will be door prizes.
AIDS testing, legal help, housing placement, job opportunities, financial assistance and dental, elder, disability, mental health and family planning services will be offered.
The Salvation Army welcomes donations that can be distributed to homeless people at the fair. Donations may include hygiene products, new and used slippers, blankets and towels, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, tarps and propane stoves.
Donations may be dropped off at the Salvation Army at 45 W. Kamehameha Ave.