Charity walks raise nearly $100K so far
Visitor Industry charity walks on Lanai and Molokai on Saturday raised a total of $96,101, the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced.
The walks on Lanai, which raised $29,271, and Molokai, which raised $66,830, kicked off the 36th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, with events on Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and Kauai scheduled. The Maui event is set for Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. at the War Memorial Soccer Field.
The Molokai Charity Walk began and ended at Hotel Molokai, where participants were treated to a program and door prizes. The organization raising the most funds was Molokai High School Athletics, $14,155.
The Lanai Charity Walk began at the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, Lodge at Koele and ended at the Lanai Senior Center. A Community Day Festival, sponsored by Pulama Lana'i, awaited all walkers where they enjoyed entertainment, community and food booths and door prizes. The organization raising the most funds this year was The Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i with $5,757.
Dates scheduled for trolling KIRC waters
Trolling the waters off Kahoolawe will be permitted Saturday and Sunday and May 17-18, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission announced.
All vessels must register annually with the commission before entering the reserve to troll during designated dates. Registered vessels are required to file a catch report with the commission any time they fish in the reserve, whether fish are caught or not.
There is a $25 permitting fee.
Access to the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve waters is highly restricted because of the continued presence of unexploded ordnance, as well as for the protection of marine resources within the reserve.
Nose gear collapse causes plane damage
A single-engine plane sustained minor damage when its nose gear collapsed during landing Tuesday afternoon at Hoolehua Airport on Molokai, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokes-man.
The only person aboard the Piper PA28 plane wasn't injured in the incident at 2:30 p.m., said Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for the FAA Pacific Region.
He said that the FAA will investigate. According to the FAA registry, the plane was manufactured in 1984 and is registered to Washin Air Inc. in Honolulu.
A spokesman for the business said that a student on a solo flight made a hard landing but wasn't injured.
Bail $5,500 for man in break-in in Lahaina
Bail was set at $5,500 for a Lahaina man who was found sleeping in a bedroom of a Lahaina residence that had been broken into, police said.
Oleksandr Bannick, 21, was charged with first-degree criminal trespassing, fourth-degree theft and fourth-degree criminal property damage.
He was arrested after the property manager of the residence on Kai Pali Place reported finding a man asleep in the upstairs bedroom at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Bannick told police his friend had broken the kitchen jalousie window to climb into the home before opening the door for Bannick and another friend. Bannick also told police he decided to use the washer to wash his clothes and fell asleep while waiting for his clothes to be done.
Damage to a living room sliding-glass door was estimated at $500.
Department warns of sheriff deputies scam
The state Department of Public Safety warns of a scam involving calls from people claiming to be sheriff deputies serving warrants for people who did not show up for jury duty or to pay a traffic ticket.
Callers offer to clear the warrant if the person will pay for a product or service.
The Public Safety Department said that deputy sheriffs never call people about warrants having to do with jury duty or to solicit the purchase of items or services.
People receiving these scam calls should contact the Sheriff Division at (808) 586-1352.