Police: Man's death under investigation
Police are investigating the death of a 51-year-old homeless man whose body was found Monday morning in a drainage canal near Hoohana Street in Kahului.
Wailuku patrol officers responded to the report at about 7 a.m., said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
He said the man appeared to have fallen headfirst into the 5-foot-deep waterway. Beer bottles were found around the man, Rego said. Police said there were no outward signs of recent injury to the man and the case was classified as an unattended death pending the results of an autopsy.
Attempts were being made to locate the victim's family.
Medical centers' governing board to meet
The governing board of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Clinic, and Lanai Community Hospital will hold public meetings Wednesday at the medical center and Dec. 17 in Kihei.
The Maui Regional System Board of Directors will discuss board developments and take comments on the regional system's performance, a published notice said.
The Wednesday meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in the medical center's auditorium. The Dec. 17 meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Kaunoa Center of the Kihei Community Center.
For more information, call (808) 442-5101.
Man arrested in Haiku burglary incident
A man was arrested early Saturday after he broke into a Haiku residence and used a crowbar to attack another man, police said.
Jonah Harris, 29, of Makawao was released after posting $12,300 bail. He was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal property damage, third-degree criminal property damage, fourth-degree criminal property damage and first-degree terroristic threatening.
Police went to the home on Nehe Place in response to a call at 2:46 a.m. Saturday about a burglary occurring there, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said a 32-year-old man, who is dating Harris' former girlfriend, reported that Harris broke into the house and threatened to kill the resident. The resident reported being attacked with a crowbar and struck on the right forearm, causing pain and a laceration, Rego said.
When Harris left the house, he shattered the windshield and passenger-side window of the victim's vehicle, Rego said. The victim tried to lock a gate on the property, but Harris rammed the gate with his car, Rego said.
He said Harris was arrested nearby in a traffic stop.
Fight in Waiehu bar leads to man's arrest
A 24-year-old Wailuku man was arrested after he punched another man at a Waiehu bar, leading to a fight involving more than a dozen friends of both the suspect and the victim, police said.
Kalei Earl Keahi was released after posting $5,000 bail on a charge of second-degree assault, according to police records.
He was arrested after Wailuku patrol officers responded to a report of disorderly conduct involving 15 to 20 people at Watercress Sports Bar and Grill on Waiehu Beach Road at 1:53 a.m. Friday, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
He said an investigation found that the victim, a 27-year-old man, had been punched several times by Keahi. The victim was knocked out by the unprovoked assault, which led to the large altercation between friends of the victim and friends of Keahi, Rego said.
He said the victim was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center emergency room, where he was treated for a concussion and abrasions.
Keahi left the scene before police arrived and was arrested when officers stopped a vehicle he was in on Kikania Place in Waiehu, Rego said.