Teen accused of assault with bottle
A 16-year-old Pukalani boy was arrested after he used a liquor bottle to strike a manager while fleeing from Foodland in Kahului on Friday night, police said.
The robbery was reported at 10:28 p.m., with the manager becoming unconscious after being struck on the head with the bottle, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said the boy had stolen two bottles of liquor from the store and struck the manager, who was trying to stop the suspect.
An ambulance took the manager to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was treated for a laceration to his head and released.
On Saturday, the boy was taken to the Wailuku Police Station by his father and admitted to the crime, Rego said. The boy was arrested on a first-degree robbery charge and, through Family Court, released to his family.
Sewage spills in Lahaina restroom
Police blocked off the area near public restrooms at Lahaina Harbor on Saturday after a caller reported raw sewage coming from the restrooms, police said.
Officers responding to the 8:58 a.m. call found the sewage coming up through the drains when the toilets were flushed, said Maui Police Department spokesman Lt. William Juan.
The spill was contained in the restroom, with no sewage going into the harbor, he said. A crew responded to fix the problem.
Offices to close for July Fourth holiday
Federal, state and county offices will be closed on Thursday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
There will be no regular mail delivery, and all public libraries will be closed.
Maui County pools will be open Thursday, the Fourth of July.
All residential trash collections will follow normal schedules.
The Hana and Lanai landfills will be not be open. The Central Maui Landfill and EKO compost will be open from 6 a.m. to noon. The Olowalu and Molokai Landfills will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Maui News business offices will be closed.