Woman stable after fall while paddling
A 35-year-old California woman was in stable condition Monday afternoon after losing consciousness from a fall and hitting her head on a standup paddle board while in waters off Ukumehame Park, fire officials said.
At 3:53 p.m., the Lahaina ladder crew responded to Ukumehame Park after the Westlake Village resident was injured while standup paddle boarding with her boyfriend.
The boyfriend found her floating and unresponsive, fire officials said. He was able to get the woman back on the board where she regained consciousness.
Other standup paddler boarders assisted the man in getting the woman to shore.
Lifeguards on scene administered first aid. The Lahaina ladder crew and paramedics from American Medical Response then took over patient care.
The woman was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Traffic fatality being probed, police say
Traffic officers are investigating a traffic fatality involving a motorcycle and moped that occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Monday on Waiehu Beach Road, police said.
Traffic was heavy as the road was closed between Kahului Beach Road and Eha Street as part of the investigation, reopening at 8:15 p.m.
Additional details were not available Monday evening.
Man alleged victim of assault and theft
A homeless man was beaten and robbed early Monday morning, while sleeping inside the dugouts at Papohaku Park in Wailuku, police said.
The victim was awakened at around 4 a.m. by an unidentified man standing over him, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said the man punched the victim several times in the head, leaving bruises and abrasions to his face, before grabbing the victim's backpack nearby.
The man stole $850 from the victim's wallet and the keys to his moped - valued at $700 - parked near the dugout, Rego said. He said the man tossed the backpack and headed in an unknown direction.
The victim did not know the man but said he had seen him before, describing him as bald and in his 30s. The stolen moped is black and has stickers on its fenders.
Man held in incident with girlfriend
A Waiehu man was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly beating and choking his girlfriend at their residence, police said.
Dane K. Resue, 21, of Waiehu was charged with second-degree assault. Bail was set at $5,000.
The incident occurred around 2:10 p.m. when Resue got into an argument with his girlfriend, who wanted to leave him because of his temper, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said Resue then slapped, punched and choked his girlfriend until she nearly was unconscious.
Resue later released the woman, who quickly called police, Rego said. He said woman reported the abuse to police, and Resue was arrested at the house.
Friday start of new vehicle inspections
Beginning Friday, the state Department of Transportation will implement its new vehicle safety inspection program with vehicle owners seeing vehicle inspection fees rising nearly $5.
Prices will increase from $14.70 to $19.19 plus tax. The state will receive $1.70 for each inspection, which will go to the state DOT to administer and to enforce the new program that will utilize computers and digital data.
A total of $1.69 per inspection will go to Parsons, the company that is providing new equipment and technical support for the program.
The balance goes to the inspection station.
The state said previously that the electronic conversion would reduce the backlog caused by the current paper process. The use of computers at safety inspection stations also will help speed the inspection process and will provide better documentation of vehicles with the inputting of vehicle photos into the database.