Wailuku man held in Waihee robbery
A 29-year-old Wailuku man was arrested in the investigation of a robbery last week at Kapuna Bridge in Waihee, police said.
The robbery was reported at 1:36 a.m. March 27 by two men who were in a vehicle at the bridge after getting off from work, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said a man approached the vehicle and threatened to beat up the occupants if they didn't give him money.
One occupant turned over his wallet containing $50, and the other occupant gave up 20 cents, Rego said. The robber was seen driving away.
An all-points bulletin had been issued for the suspect, who was arrested at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday at Hana Highway and Holomua Road in Paia, Rego said.
Man accused in knife assault
A 24-year-old Kahului man was arrested early Wednesday after he cut his roommate on the arm with a knife during a scuffle at their residence, police said.
Bail was set at $2,100 for Kevin Kanakanui. He was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree terroristic threatening, interfering with reporting of an emergency and abuse.
The incident was reported at 1:37 a.m. As Kanakanui's roommate, a 46-year-old man, was calling police to report the altercation, Kanakanui threw down the phone and disconnected the call, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
The roommate reported getting into a fight and scuffling with Kanakanui, who brandished a knife, Rego said. The roommate was cut on his right arm.
Kanakanui still had the knife when police officers responded to the residence on Hookui Street, he said.
Free shuttle service planned for Ag Fest
Expecting big crowds Saturday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu, Maui County Agricultural Festival officials have arranged additional parking at Baldwin High School and a free shuttle service to get people back and forth.
People planning to attend the festival are urged to park at the Baldwin High campus. There, they can catch a Roberts Hawaii bus for the seven-minute ride to Waikapu, where parking is limited.
The shuttle service starts at 8:30 a.m. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Festival events include a "Grand Taste Education," a showcase of what Maui farmers and chefs have to offer, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a live chef competition until 2:45 p.m.
The festival also features exhibits, demonstrations, panel discussions, guest speakers, special events, animals and food.
High-surf advisory for Molokai, Maui
A high-surf advisory for north- and west-facing shores of Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui has been posted by the National Weather Service until 6 p.m. Saturday.
A large northwest swell will produce high surf along exposed shores. Surf is expected to be 15 to 20 feet during the day today and 18 to 24 feet at night, continuing through Friday.
The surf could produce strong breaking waves, beach erosion and rip currents making swimming dangerous.
Lawmakers to talk with residents
State Sen. Gil Keith-Agran and Rep. Justin Woodson will host a legislative session talk story forum at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Pomaika'i Elementary School cafeteria.
The Central Maui legislators will discuss issues and measures so far in the lawmaking session that ends May 2.
Keith-Agran represents Kahului, Waihee and Wailuku, while Woodson represents Kahului, Maui Lani, Old Sand Hills and Puunene.
Christ the King rummage sale set
Christ the King Church will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall.
Sale items will include clothing, household items, potted plants and flowers. There also will be a food tasting by Tante's Grill.
The church is at 20 W. Wakea Ave. in Kahului.
For more information, call 268-0371 or 268-3390.
Lanai power outage affects 1,400
A power outage on Lanai left about 1,400 customers without power Wednesday night, according to Kau'i Awai-Dickson, Maui Electric Co. spokeswoman.
The outage was reported via email at 5:30 p.m. Power was restored to customers in the Koele area by 6:09 p.m. And, at 6:58 p.m., the utility had reported that power was returned to customers in other parts of Lanai.
There was no immediate determination of the cause of the blackout.