Inmate faces charges after failed return
An inmate who didn't return to the Wailuku jail after being released on work furlough was charged with escape, police said.
Bail was set at $1,000 for Jonathan Villanueva, 29, on the second-degree escape charge.
He had been released from the Maui Community Correctional Center on Jan. 9 to work in Lahaina but was told he wasn't needed at the job that day, police said. Instead of returning to the jail, Villanueva was in Lahaina when jail officials learned he didn't have to work and called him to tell him to return to the jail, police said.
Villanueva remained out of contact with jail officials until Jan. 18, when sheriff's deputies followed up on a tip that Villanueva was in the Kahului area, police said. Deputies found Villanueva sleeping in the bushes, police said.
According to court records, Villanueva has convictions for first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.
Kamehameha center link to community
The Kamehameha Schools Resource Center - Maui is now open in the Millyard at 210 Imi Kala St., No. 203 in Wailuku.
The center, like other regional centers statewide, serves as a link between the community and Kamehameha Schools.
Tracy Kealoha is the Maui Resource Center manager.
Kealoha can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 242-1891. Hours for the new office are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Kamehameha Schools preschool applications for the Paukukalo, 'A'apueo and Hana Kamehameha Schools preschools are due by Friday.
Applications for the Explorations Summer Series are due by Feb. 15.
Arrest in break-in, theft of copper wire
Bail was set at $20,000 for a Wailuku man who was arrested for breaking into a Kahului building and stealing copper wire, police said.
Vincent Manaois, 48, was charged with second-degree burglary, theft of copper, second-degree theft, possession of burglar's tools and second-degree criminal trespassing.
The break-in occurred Sunday morning at the former Maui Land & Pineapple Co. building now occupied by Maui Cattle Co. and Nan Inc., police said. Manaois broke into the building and took apart air-conditioning units to steal copper wire, police said.
He was apprehended with 15 pounds of copper, according to police. The second-degree theft and second-degree criminal trespassing charges stemmed from an earlier break-in and theft of copper from the same building, police said.