Second Colorado visitor sought for breaking quarantine

Ashley Ruth Degraaf

The Maui News

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a second Colorado visitor sought for violating the 14-day mandatory quarantine for travelers.

Ashley Ruth Degraaf, 31, arrived on Maui on Friday, acknowledged the quarantine and indicated she would be staying at Northshore Hostel, police reported. Later, police were contacted and told that Degraaf had immediately canceled her reservations at the hostel.

When police tried to contact her by the phone number and email address she provided, no response was received, police said.

Degraaf is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the police nonemergency number at 244-6400 or, in an emergency, call 911.

Maui police spokeswoman Lt. Audra Sellers said it was coincidental that another Colorado woman, Tara Trunfio, 23, was sought last week for violating the quarantine requirement. She was arrested early Saturday when police responded to a call that she was refusing to leave a Kula residence, police said.

Trunfio was charged with two counts of violating public health emergency rules, with her bail set at $4,000. She was later released to another agency.

Sellers said she couldn’t say which agency it was.

Through Saturday, 32 people were arrested in May for violating public health emergency orders, according to police.


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