Two are accused of driving stolen car
A man and woman were arrested Monday after they were seen driving a stolen car at different times last week, police said.
The 1991 red Honda Prelude was stolen after the owner had loaned it on Jan. 29 to a friend, who was supposed to return it the next day. The friend drove the car to his cousin's house, where he met Arianna Tavares-Pszyk, who asked for a ride, police said.
Tavares-Pszyk was in the car when the friend stopped at his house in Kahului to get belongings, leaving the key in the vehicle, police said. The friend saw Tavares-Pszyk driving away with the car, police said.
An all-points bulletin had been issued for Tavares-Pszyk, 24, of Haiku when police received a report that Kaleo Kubo had been seen driving a car that wasn't his on Saturday, police said. Police confirmed that the car Kubo had been driving was the same one that Tavares-Pszyk had driven off in, and his name was added to the all-points bulletin.
Kubo, 19, who gave no local address, was arrested at about 4 p.m. Monday in Wailuku after police received information on his whereabouts. A few hours later, at 8:20 p.m., Tavares-Pszyk turned herself in to police.
Both Kubo and Tavares-Pszyk were charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, with bail set at $1,000 each.
Insurance chief will address gathering
State Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito will discuss the Affordable Care Act at a Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce gathering Tuesday at the Maui Tropical Plantation.
Ito, who heads the state Insurance Division, was appointed to the post by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2011. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and has conducted financial and regulatory seminars for insurance professionals in China, Korea and Eastern Europe.
The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. A half-hour of networking will be followed by a buffet dinner and meeting at 6 p.m.
Ito will field questions from the audience.
The cost for dinner is $20 for members, $25 for guests; parking is free.
RSVP is required by Friday with Kai Pelayo by phone at 874-2426 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership to the chamber is open to all businesspeople, not just Native Hawaiians, but they must share the chamber's mission "to promote and sustain Hawaiian values and culture and enhance the socioeconomic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals."
Hawaii officials app, directory updated
A 2014 directory of public officials in Hawaii has been updated and is available as a smartphone application or in printed formats, the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs announced.
The Web-based application allows iOS and Android users to download the directory on their smartphones for easy, on-the-go use, the institute said. Last year, more than 4,000 cellphone users downloaded the mobile application.
Federal, state and county government staffs helped compile the directory that has names, phone numbers, addresses and other contact information for lawmakers and state and county executives.
The institute printed and distributed 10,000 booklets. Starting Monday, free copies were available at the State Capitol's Public Access Room (Room 401).
The app can be downloaded by visiting d.hipaonline.com.
Founded in 2001, HIPA is Hawaii's first independent and nonpartisan organization devoted to fact-based research, education of issues and community collaboration. For more information, go to the website www.hipaonline.com.