Police used a Taser on a Pukalani man before arresting him Saturday for harassing a 16-year-old girl and challenging officers to a fight, police said,
Joshua Capertina, 19, was charged with harassment, resisting arrest and contempt of court. His bail was set at $6,000.
The incident occurred around 8:24 p.m. when patrol officers responded to an abuse at a residence on Aliiolani Street in Pukalani. Police found Capertina arguing with the girl, who had an injunction against harassment on him, and attempted to separate the two, police said.
Capertina then challenged the officers to a fight; the officers used a Taser before arresting him. While inside the police car, Capertina kicked out the back window, causing the glass to shatter into the officers' faces, police said.
Capertina then was placed in a police van and charged additionally with fourth-degree criminal property damage.
GPS leads police to man, filched phone
A Kahului man was arrested Monday after stealing an iPhone from a visiting high school soccer team staying in the Maui High School gym, police said.
Timothy T. Saito, 22, was charged with first-degree burglary. His bail was set at $5,000.
The incident occurred around 3:45 a.m., when a chaperon of the Big Island team heard someone walking outside the gym. When the chaperon stood up, Saito was seen entering the gym but fled after the chaperon called for help, police said.
One of the players discovered that his iPhone was missing, and police turned on the Global Positioning System locator for the phone and tracked it to a brush area near Lono Avenue in Kahului.
Police found Saito sleeping on a chair with the phone between his legs. He was arrested after admitting to the crime.
Fire temporarily closes Wendy's
Wendy's in Kahului reopened after a gas line and stove caught fire early Wednesday morning, fire and restaurant officials said.
Firefighters responded to the eatery's kitchen around 12:28 a.m. and contained the fire at the stove, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said. The fire was put out within five minutes of firefighters' arrival using fire extinguishers.
All seven workers were evacuated prior to the firefighters' arrival, and no injuries were reported, Mainaga said.
The restaurant was closed due to the fire and reopened around 2 p.m., restaurant officials said.
Damage to the stove is estimated at approximately $500.
Sessions will give information on ACA
The AARP has planned two informational sessions on the federal Affordable Care Act and Hawaii's new health insurance marketplace Saturday in Kihei and Lahaina.
"Finding Your Way Around the Health Care Law" will provide an overview of the law, the health insurance marketplace, eligibility, enrollment, tax credits and options for those with limited incomes.
Assistance with applying for the Hawaii Health Connector will be available at the meetings; individuals also may set an appointment for help with the connector at a later date.
The Kihei event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. will be held at Kihei Charter School, 41 E. Lipoa St.
The Lahaina event will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College Lahaina Education Center, 60 Kenui St.
Drop-ins are welcome but preregistration is requested at aarp.cvent.com/kiheihealth for the Kihei event and aarp.cvent.com/lahainahealth for the Lahaina event. Those interested in attending also may call (877) 927-8300.
The events are free and open to the public.
For more information on the Affordable Care Act, go the website www.healthlawanswers.org.
Haleakala Waldorf plans Holiday Faire
The 28th annual Haleakala Waldorf School Holiday Faire will be will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school campus in Kula.
There will be entertainment, hula and wandering minstrels throughout the day.
More than 75 artisans will offer handcrafted items. The Bakery and Country Store will be offering homemade treats prepared with fresh local products.
The Holiday Faire is known for its traditional hands-on craft activities, including beeswax candle dipping, ornament decoration and gnome garden making.
There will be games and activities for the keiki, including an obstacle course and puppet theater. At 10 a.m., an elf parade will wind through the fair and each child wearing an elf or Santa's helper costume will receive a free gift.
Admission is $3 for adults; children under 12 years of age will be admitted for free.
The school is across from the Kula Post Office on Kula Highway.
For more information, call 878-2511 or visit www.waldorfmaui.org.