Snorkeler found floating off Napili Point
The body of a 78-year-old snorkeler was found floating off Napili Point on Tuesday evening, a fire official said.
The man, visiting from Carlsbad, Calif., had been seen entering the water near Napili Point to go snorkeling at 3 p.m. Tuesday, said Capt. Bram DenHaan, acting Maui Fire Department spokesman. When the man didn't show up to meet his family an hour later, the family called 911, DenHaan said.
Napili, Lahaina, and Kahului firefighters responded to the call and were assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Maui Fire Department's Air One rescue helicopter spotted the missing snorkeler 75 yards off Napili Point at 6:10 p.m., DenHaan said. The Lahaina fire rescue boat retrieved the body, which had no signs of life or trauma, DenHaan said.
The cause of death is under investigation.
Wailuku library slated to open next week
Wailuku Public Library will reopen next week following the completion of reroofing and tent fumigation that began in July, according to a news release by the library.
The library, which has been closed since July 4, will return to normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Book drop and Bookmobile services also will resume, and schedules for the mobile service can be found at www.librarieshawaii.org.
For more information about the library's programs and services, call 243-5766.
Woman facing charges in Walmart theft
A Waiehu woman was charged Monday with stealing 65 items late last month from Walmart in Kahului, police said.
Elizabeth Toledo, 25, was charged with second-degree theft. Bail was set at $5,000.
The incident occurred Aug. 28 around 11:55 a.m. when security personnel followed Toledo around the store as she put clothes, slippers and other items inside a shopping cart, police said. Toledo was then seen walking past registers and exiting the building, where security confronted her and contacted police.
Toledo was released pending investigation but was again arrested and charged after police reviewed security footage and found Toledo had stolen $537 of merchandise, police said.
Arrest in theft of deceased man's wallet
A Wailuku woman was arrested last week after stealing a deceased man's wallet early last month, police said.
Renee Borges-Latu, 45, was charged with first-degree burglary but has since posted $5,000 bail.
The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Aug. 11, when a man saw Borges-Latu inside his mother's house on South High Street in Wailuku, police said. After the man told Borges-Latu to leave, he found his father's wallet missing from a shrine constructed in honor of him.
The man later identified Borges-Latu from a line-up of suspects, and police recovered the wallet at her residence on Lower Main Street in Wailuku, police said.