Police say stabbing suspect came back
A man under investigation for allegedly stabbing a woman during a domestic dispute Saturday was arrested again Tuesday afternoon when he returned to the Haiku residence where the stabbing occurred, police said.
Gary Feliciano, 61, of Haiku was charged with violating a temporary restraining order.
During Feliciano's arraignment Wednesday afternoon in 2nd Circuit Court, Deputy Public Defender Jim Rouse asked that Feliciano's bail be lowered from $500,000 to $1,000 or $2,000 for the misdemeanor charge.
Deputy Prosecutor Terence Herndon asked that bail continue, saying the higher amount was set after taking into consideration that Feliciano is under investigation for first-degree assault or attempted murder.
Second Circuit Judge Richard Bissen kept Feliciano's bail at $500,000 pending a bail hearing Friday afternoon.
Police said Feliciano was arrested Saturday afternoon after police were called to his residence on Puuomalei Road. During a domestic dispute, police said a 58-year-old woman suffered a stab wound to her upper chest and was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Police say burglary suspect came back
A Lahaina woman was arrested on burglary and other charges Tuesday after she burglarized two Kaanapali Hillside residences, then returned to one of the homes a second time with the golf cart she had stolen earlier, police said.
Judaea Connolly, 18, was confronted by the homeowner, who called police when she returned to the residence, police said.
Her bail was set at $27,000 on three counts of first-degree burglary, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, two counts of first-degree theft and second-degree theft.
Police said Connolly took property from one of the residences and stole the golf cart from the garage. She drove the golf cart to Napili before returning to Kaanapali Hillside and burglarizing another residence, taking property including firearms, police said.
Then she went back to the first house she had burglarized and was confronted by the homeowner, police said.
The majority of the stolen property, including the golf cart, was returned to the owners, police said.
Connolly was arrested at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to police records.
Grabbing of glasses leads to charges
A man who grabbed the glasses off an employee's face after he was asked to leave a Lahaina store Saturday was charged with robbery, police said.
Bail was set at $5,000 for Daniel Morrow, 45, on a second-degree robbery charge. He gave no local address.
Police said Morrow had been disorderly and was asked to leave Nagasako General Store on Saturday afternoon. After Morrow grabbed the glasses off the employee's face, a struggle ensued, police said. The employee got his glasses back before Morrow ran, police said.
Morrow was identified that day from surveillance video, police said.
An all-points bulletin had been issued for him before he was located Tuesday evening and arrested.
Man is indicted in April stabbing
A 31-year-old man has been indicted on a charge of first-degree assault in the stabbing of another man, who walked to the hospital after being dropped off by a dumpster at the Maui Family YMCA in Wailuku.
Travis Ortiz, who gave no local address, pleaded not guilty to the charge during his arraignment Aug. 7 in 2nd Circuit Court. He is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail at the Maui Community Correctional Center.
A police investigation showed that Ortiz and the 28-year-old victim got into a fight over alcohol before Ortiz went looking for the other man and stabbed him on April 21. The stabbing occurred in Kihei.
The victim walked to Maui Memorial Medical Center after being dropped off at the nearby YMCA, police said.
An Oct. 27 trial is set for Ortiz. He has been ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs and to have no contact with the victim.
Cause of Lanai outage unknown
Power was lost for most of Lanai on Wednesday morning, Maui Electric Co. spokeswoman Kau'i Awai-Dickson said.
The cause remained under investigation.
The 8:23 a.m. outage affected 1,700 customers, not all but most of the island's power customers, she said. At 8:53 a.m., 950 customers had their power restored, and at 9:29 a.m. the remainder had their electricity back on.
The problem appeared to originate at the island's power generation plant, but MECO officials were continuing to investigate Wednesday morning, Awai-Dickson said.
High-surf advisory until Saturday
A high-surf advisory has been posted for east- and south-facing shores of Maui County from 6 a.m. today until 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Waves generated by Hurricane Marie were expected to begin affecting Hawaiian waters Wednesday night and gradually build surf to advisory levels today on east-facing shores. A moderately sized southern swell should affect shores on that side of the island today, forecasters said.
Surf is expected to reach 6 to 9 feet on east- and south-facing shores.
Forecasters warned beachgoers to be cautious of strong surf and currents, which can make swimming difficult and dangerous.
For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or go to www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Police to cremate unclaimed bodies
Police plan to cremate four bodies being held at the Maui County morgue unless relatives or friends step forward to claim the remains.
The unclaimed remains are of:
* Eve Clute, 64, who died Jan. 22. She was 5 feet 6 inches tall.
* Larry King, 53, who died Aug. 10. He was 6 feet tall. He has "Frances" tattooed on the right side of his neck, "Talakika" tattooed on the left side of his chest and "Hawaii" tattooed on his left forearm. He also has a black cross-shaped tattoo on his fourth right finger.
* Linda Yarborough, 61, who died Aug. 1. She was 5 feet 7 inches tall.
* Raymond Roberts III, 60, who died May 14. He was 5 feet 6 inches tall.
All four died in unattended deaths, police said.
If the remains aren't claimed by relatives, friends, representatives of a fraternal society that the dead person belonged to or any other legal party, the bodies will be cremated within 90 days or shortly afterward, police said.
Anyone wishing to claim any of the remains may call police Capt. John Kaupalolo at 244-6435.