Bail set for man in botched vehicle sale
Bail was set at $10,000 for a 33-year-old Lahaina man who was arrested after receiving money for the sale of a vehicle that he didn't turn over to the buyer, police said.
Effren Quillayen was charged with second-degree theft and use of a computer in a separate crime.
Quillayen used a computer to advertise the sale of a Toyota pickup truck online on Craigslist and exchanged email beginning April 3 with a Honolulu resident to negotiate a price of $7,500, police said. The money was deposited into Quillayen's account, but he didn't ship the truck to Oahu and didn't return the money, police said.
The Honolulu Police Department began the investigation before it was continued by the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division. On Saturday, Lahaina patrol officers arrested Quillayen on Wainee Street.
Police recommend that residents not engage in such online transactions unless they know and trust the seller.
Arrests in gathering with drunken youths
Lahaina police arrested 15 youths who were found to be intoxicated when officers responded to a report of a large, noisy party on Kupuohi Street early Saturday.
Police said some of those at the party ran as police cars showed up in response to the 12:48 a.m. call.
The arrested youths ranged from 14 to 18 years old. After police determined they were intoxicated, they were arrested for underage drinking before being released to their parents, police said. An 18-year-old Lahaina man was released on his own recognizance on a charge for underage drinking, police records show.
Police also arrested a 41-year-old Lahaina man who was charged with 15 counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and released after posting $3,000 bail, according to police records.
Police are reminding the public that the legal age to consume alcohol is 21, and underage drinkers face arrest. Especially with the graduation season approaching, police are working to promote safe and responsible behavior among youths.
Child car, booster seat inspections slated
Free child car seat and booster seat inspections will be done from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Maui Marketplace near Sports Authority on Dairy Road in Kahului.
Those interested in having child car seats checked to see whether they're properly installed should show up with the child, car seat or booster seat and car. An inspection takes a minimum of 30 minutes for each seat.
The inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis.
The inspection Saturday follows one last month where most of the 25 car seats checked had problems.
Under state law, child car seats are required for children under age 4. Children from ages 4 to 7 are required to be restrained in either car seats or booster seats while riding in vehicles.
Information about upcoming child car seat inspections is available on Facebook by looking up Maui County Child
Passenger Safety at www.facebook.com/mauichildpassenger