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Women arrested for violating quarantine

Michelle Cardenas (right), 28, and Charlet Dupar, 36, both of Chicago, were arrested Monday night at Kahului Airport for violating emergency quarantine rules. Photo courtesy of Maui Police Department

The Maui News

Two Chicago women were arrested by Maui police at Kahului Airport on Monday night for breaking mandatory quarantine rules for trans-Pacific arrivals in emergency proclamations by Gov. David Ige and Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino, police reported.

Michelle Cardenas, 28, and Charlet Dupar, 36, were charged with two counts of violating the mandatory 14-day quarantine for trans-Pacific travel in the emergency orders.

They were being held on $4,000 bail each and were in police custody Tuesday morning.

Police said several messages were received at mpdquarantine@mpd.net reporting Cadenas and Dupar violating the mandatory quarantine. An investigation revealed that they arrived on Maui on Aug. 13. Several photographs were circulated through social media allegedly depicting the two women in front of several locations in Lahaina on Sunday.

All point bulletins for their arrests were issued. In coordination with county prosecutors, Lahaina patrol officers, airport police and the Hawaii Visitors Bureau, the two women were located Monday at the Kahului Airport and taken into custody.

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