Man seen driving stolen truck charged

A 27-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he was seen driving a pickup truck that was stolen from Kamaole Beach Park I in Kihei, according to police.

Andrew Flood, who gave no local address, was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and habitual property crime. His bail was set at $1,000.

The owner of the Nissan pickup truck had parked it at the beach park shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday and returned to the vehicle about five minutes later to discover it had been stolen, police said. At noon, a relative of the owner reported seeing a man, later identified as Flood, driving the truck on Namauu Place in Kihei, police said. The relative took back the vehicle.

Flood was located about an hour later, police reported.

According to the complaint against him, Flood has prior convictions for second-degree robbery, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, second-degree theft, second-degree criminal property damage and first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

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