Repairs set for tennis courts
Two Wailuku public tennis courts will be closed for morning repairs next week.
The Wells Street tennis courts - Nos. 4, 5, and 6 - will be closed from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
All War Memorial tennis courts will be off-limits for players from 8 to 11 a.m. June 14.
Man arrested in home burglary
A 42-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night for burglarizing a relative's home
and driving his truck without permission while he was vacationing on the Mainland, police said.
Erek Brown, who gave no local address, was charged with first-degree burglary and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. His bail was set at $6,000.
Brown was arrested after a witness reported that he had been seen driving the relative's truck, police said. When police checked the relative's house, the truck was there and Brown was in the house, which had been ransacked, police said.
Police confirmed that Brown didn't have permission to be in the house or to drive the truck.
Video catches man in burglary
A man was charged with attempting to burglarize a Pukalani residence after he was recognized on home surveillance video, police said.
Bail was set at $20,000 for Carlos Pacheco, 24, of Pukalani. He was charged with attempted first-degree burglary.
The burglary was discovered shortly after midnight April 26 when a Makani Road resident returned home and noticed items out of place on his patio, police said. The resident reviewed his home surveillance system and saw a man attempting to break into the residence minutes before he had returned home, police said.
Police officers identified the suspect as Pacheco, who was arrested Tuesday, police said.
Steak knife assault nets arrest
A 46-year-old Kihei woman was arrested for assaulting another woman with a steak knife during a fight at their residence Wednesday night, police said.
Tracy Kuhaulua was charged with second-degree assault and abuse. She was released after posting $2,000 bail.
Police were called to the residence at Piilani Gardens at 7:42 p.m., said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. Both Kuhaulua and the 46-year-old victim were intoxicated when they got into an argument, he said.
Kuhaulua grabbed the steak knife and used it to hit the other woman in the head, Rego said.
The victim was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where she was treated for a laceration to her head as well as injuries from being punched in the head, he said.
Fire at home behind Wailuku restaurant
A house at the rear of the Saeng's Thai Restaurant in Wailuku caught fire Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.
At 11:54 a.m., fire crews responded to 2119 Vineyard St., finding one of the bedrooms on fire, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. The blaze was under control at 12:03 p.m. and extinguished shortly thereafter, he reported.
Although the incident's cause was undetermined, it was "most likely an accidental fire," Mainaga said.
Fire damage was estimated at $12,000 to the structure and $3,000 to its contents. No injuries were reported.
In a separate incident, fire crews responded to a brush fire adjacent to Grace Bible Church in Kahului on Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.
The quarter-acre fire was reported at 2:41 p.m. at the intersection of Hina and West Hawaii streets, Mainaga said. The blaze consumed dry grass, brush and green waste, and it was under control at 3 p.m. and extinguished 42 minutes later. The fire's cause was undetermined. No damage or injuries were reported.
Penny increase for gas prices in Wailuku
Wailuku's unleaded gasoline sold for an average of $4.58 per gallon, an increase of a penny over a week ago, according to the weekly AAA Hawaii Gas Watch report.
The Maui price was 7 cents more than last month and 30 cents less than a year ago.
Statewide, the average price of regular unleaded gas was $4.36, a penny more than a week ago, 2 cents more than last month and 15 cents less than a year ago.
Honolulu residents paid an average of $4.24 for gas, one cent less than last week, the same price as last month and down 11 cents from a year ago. Hilo residents bought gas for an average of $4.39, 3 cents more than last week, 2 cents more than last month and 26 cents less than last year.
The gas watch is a snapshot of gas prices as of Thursday, derived from fleet vehicle credit card transactions.