Man jumps off ferry in escape attempt
A 27-year-old Molokai man tried to escape authorities by jumping into the ocean off Molokai while being transported on the ferry from Molokai to Maui on Friday afternoon, police said.
Just as the Molokai ferry began pulling away from Kaunakakai Harbor at about 4:15 p.m., Imua Mawae, who had been arrested Friday morning for violating his probation, claimed to be suffering from seasickness and asked to use the restroom, said Maui police spokesman Lt. William Juan.
While an officer stood near the restroom door, Mawae jumped over the railing of the ferry and into the ocean, Juan said. His hands were still handcuffed, according to a ferry worker, who wished to remain anonymous.
Mawae made the short swim back to shore and was quickly located and placed back into custody, Juan said. Mawae was transported to Maui on the ferry Saturday morning.
He was arrested and charged with escape in the second degree. His bail was set at $2,000.
Man arrested in assault on another man
A 24-year-old Kihei man was arrested in an assault on another man last week outside a Lahaina bar, police said.
Douglas Taylor was released after posting $1,000 bail on a charge of second-degree assault, according to police records.
Police said the assault occurred at 12:37 a.m. Nov. 17 outside LuLu's Lahaina Surf Club and Grill at Lahaina Cannery Mall. Witnesses reported that Taylor punched the other man before fleeing in a vehicle with other males.
The victim was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries including a concussion, nasal fracture and head trauma, police said.
Taylor was arrested at 11:56 p.m. Friday when he was located in Wailuku by Wailuku patrol officers.
Missed refuse pickups slated for today
Staffing shortages prevented refuse pickups in parts of Kihei on Monday, according to the county.
Trash in those areas will be collected today.
The areas affected are along both sides of Piilani Highway from the north edge of Kihei to streets near the Aston Maui Lu.