Basketball coach pleads no contest
WAILUKU - Maui High School girls basketball coach Gilbert Silva pleaded no contest Tuesday to a reduced charge of third-degree theft, as part of a plea agreement recommending a sentence of probation and no jail.
Silva, 65, had faced felony charges for allegations that he used two company-issued credit cards for personal purchases while he worked for the Maui Farmers' Cooperative Exchange. According to court records, he was a general sales manager with the company when thousands of dollars in charges were made on the cards from January 2009 to April 1, 2012.
With Silva's plea to the misdemeanor theft charge, the prosecution is dismissing two other charges of fraudulent use of a credit card. The plea agreement calls for one year's probation, with the prosecution not seeking jail and Silva agreeing to pay restitution. The prosecution isn't opposing early termination of Silva's probation once he fulfills financial obligations in the case.
Silva will seek a chance to keep the conviction off his record when he is sentenced March 13. He has been free since posting $10,000 bail following his arrest in June.
Kihei man held on molestation counts
A 49-year-old Kihei man was being held without bail after he was arrested Monday on a California warrant charging him with nine counts of molestation of a family member, police said.
Andrew Young was arrested at 11:40 a.m. in Wailea by police Crime Reduction Unit officers, police said.
The warrant for his arrest was issued by the Sacramento Sheriff's Office, police said.
88 degrees Monday sets a record high
The record high temperature for the day of 88 degrees was tied Monday at Kahului Airport, the National Weather Service reported.
The old record was set in 1952.
The forecast for today is sunny with scattered showers in windward areas and isolated showers in leeward sections.
High temperatures are expected to be between 80 and 85 degrees and lows between 66 and 71 degrees.
Winds will be from the east at 15 to 20 mph.
Teen reports assault on UH-Maui campus
A 15-year-old boy reported being assaulted by seven males Saturday night as he was walking alone on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus near the Harbor Lights condominiums, police said.
Because of limited visibility in the area, the victim couldn't identify his attackers except to say that all of them were male, police said.
The assault occurred at about 10:35 p.m. and wasn't reported until two days later when the boy's father filed a police report.
The boy sustained injuries that were not life threatening and refused to go to the hospital.