Police find body of missing swimmer
The body of a missing 41-year-old swimmer was found Thursday morning by the Maui Fire Department's Air One rescue helicopter, a fire official said.
Police identified the man as Son Vo of Oakland, Calif.
The body was spotted at 6:10 a.m. about 30 feet below the surface and about 70 feet from the shoreline just north of the Black Rock area fronting Kaanapali Villas, said Capt. Bram Denhaan, acting Fire Department public information officer.
The man had been seen entering the ocean fronting the resort at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, he said. He had a snorkel and mask but no fins.
After the man was reported missing by friends at 6:50 p.m., Lahaina firefighters and a rescue squad from Kahului searched the immediate ocean and shoreline areas with a rescue boat, Denhaan said.
The Coast Guard was notified at 7 p.m. and assisted with the search with a cutter and helicopter.
The search was suspended at 2 a.m. Thursday before resuming at first light, Denhaan said. After the man's body was spotted by helicopter, rescue divers from the Lahaina rescue boat recovered the body.
Ex-worker at RadioShack faces charges
A Waiehu man has been charged with felony theft of thousands of dollars in merchandise from the RadioShack store in Lahaina.
Austin Domogma, 21, who had been an employee of the store, was arrested Monday. He was released after posting $5,000 bail on a charge of first-degree theft, police records show.
After reporting merchandise stolen from the store on Wainee Street in April, the business did its own investigation, and Domogma admitted he had taken some items, police said.
Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division detectives recovered receipts for numerous items of merchandise that Domogma had pawned for cash at Lahaina pawnshops from February to March, police said. An inventory done at the Lahaina RadioShack showed that $27,000 in merchandise had been stolen.
Paia Rock & Brews topic of info meeting
The owners of the Rock & Brews Restaurant planned for Paia town will hold a public informational meeting and open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Paia Community Center.
The restaurant owners and project team will be on hand to share information and answer questions.
Merchants and residents have expressed mixed feelings about the eatery, which on the Mainland carries a rock 'n' roll theme with rocker Gene Simmons as one of its partners.
The Paia restaurant's representatives say that the Maui restaurant will not be a "cookie-cutter" version of their restaurants and will include Hawaiian musicians. The building design will include wood details and planters out front, different from the initial design posted at the site that included a "fire-engine-red" steel building.