Kihei man arrested in Longs robbery
A 29-year-old Kihei man was arrested for the robbery of a Longs Drug Store manager who was knocked to the ground while trying to stop a thief who left the Kihei store early Sunday, police said.
Bail was set at $6,000 for Peter Schmidt, 29, who was charged with second-degree robbery.
He was also charged with abuse for allegedly violating a citation warning him to stay away during a 24-hour cooling off period.
The store manager remained hospitalized Wednesday in the intensive care unit at Maui Memorial Medical Center, police said.
The robbery occurred at 5:36 a.m. at the store on South Kihei Road when the store manager and a cashier tried to stop a man who refused to return a 30-pack of Miller Lite beer that he hadn't paid for. The man got into a vehicle and reversed out of a parking stall, knocking down the manager, who had grabbed onto the driver's door in an attempt to stop the suspect from leaving, police said.
Schmidt was arrested in Kihei at 10:42 a.m. Monday, according to police records.
Woman reported missing is located
A 46-year-old Waiehu woman who had been reported missing was located Christmas Day by Wailuku patrol officers, police said.
Before she was located, Karen Brown Young had been last seen at about 10 a.m. Dec, 20 when she was walking from her residence on Waiehu Beach Road to L & L Drive-Inn near Sack N Save in Wailuku.
High-surf warning in effect till Friday
A high-surf warning has been posted for north-facing shores of Maui and Molokai, from 6 a.m. today to 6 a.m. Friday, by the National Weather Service.
Surf is expected to rise to 14 to 18 feet today and build to 20 to 25 feet tonight due to a large northwest swell.
The large breaking waves will cause hazardous conditions in the surf area and dangerous rip currents.
Project Graduation funding available
The County of Maui's Volunteer Center has made $45,000 in funding available for Project Graduation programs for graduating county high school students in the spring.
Project Graduation is an effort to promote alcohol- and drug-free graduation celebrations.
Grant applications are available on the Volunteer Center's website at www.handsonmaui.com.
The deadline for the receipt of applications is Feb. 1, and notifications of awards will be made by early March.
Applications must be emailed to Wendy Stebbins, Volunteer Center coordinator, at wendy firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call the Volunteer Center at 270-7150.