Two arrested at west side cockfight
Two men were arrested Sunday after Maui Police Department’s Vice Division Gambling & Morals Unit broke up a cockfight in the area of Olowalu Road in Lahaina, police said.
Joseph Kahana, 48, of Haiku and Jesse Laborte, 34, of Lahaina, were charged with second-degree cruelty to animals and possession of a gambling device. Bail was set at $400 each.
Kahana also was arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant.
Two males were observed within a crowd each pitting a gamecock that was fitted with a gaff and engaged in a match, police said.