Man accused of threatening another with cinder block
Police arrested a 61-year-old man for allegedly using a cinder block to threaten another man early Tuesday in Lahaina.
Bail was set at $1,000 for Kim Lester of Hana. He was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening.
Lester was arrested after Lahaina patrol officers responded to a 12:05 a.m. report of disorderly conduct in the 600 block of Wharf Street. Police said the 50-year-old victim was sitting on a bench in the area when Lester yelled at him and held the cinder block while threatening to injure him. As a result, the victim feared for his safety, police said.
Officers located and arrested Lester.
Canadian rescued from Keanae Arboretum trail
A Canadian woman was airlifted to safety Tuesday afternoon after she injured her left leg about a mile into the Keanae Arboretum hiking trail, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga reported.
Firefighters from Hana and Kahului and a rescue crew aboard the Maui Fire Department's Air One helicopter responded to the 12:12 p.m. alarm and located the woman, described as being in her 50s, at 12:55 p.m.
She was secured in a hoisting apparatus by Hana firefighters and flown to the Keanae YMCA site. From there, she was taken by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment of an injured ankle, Mainaga said.
The woman reported that she had slipped and injured herself on the trail.
High-surf advisory is extended until Saturday
A high-surf advisory for the east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai has been extended to 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Surf heights are expected to reach 6 to 8 feet through Saturday.
The surf conditions are expected to produce beach erosion and rip currents that would make swimming difficult or hazardous.
For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or visit www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.