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California woman arrested for allegedly breaking quarantine

The Maui News

WAILUKU — A California woman was arrested for allegedly violating the 14-day travelers quarantine after arriving on Maui last week, police said.

Colleen Proppe, 52, was charged with violating public health emergency rules and unsworn falsification to authorities. Her bail was set at $4,000.

A police investigation showed that Proppe arrived Nov. 7 at the Honolulu International Airport from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and stayed overnight in Honolulu before arriving at Kahului Airport on Nov. 8.

Upon arriving on Maui, she was required to complete a 14-day quarantine, police said. She didn’t check into her listed quarantine lodging location and didn’t complete the Safe Travels application, police said.

After posting several photographs of her on Maui on social media, Proppe was located and arrested Saturday morning in Spreckelsville, according to police.

Proppe appeared by videoconference from the Maui Police Department for her initial appearance Monday afternoon in Wailuku District Court. She pleaded not guilty to the charges and asked for a jury trial. She is set to appear Nov. 25 in 2nd Circuit Court.

“Please remember, even in paradise, there is COVID-19,” police said in a news release Monday about the arrest.

In another quarantine violation case last week, a 28-year-old Wailuku man was arrested Nov. 10 at Kahului Airport when he arrived on Maui and couldn’t provide a valid place of lodging to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to police.

Blaine McCammack had flown to Maui from Honolulu after a flight from Los Angeles, police said.

Court records show McCammack pleaded guilty Friday to violating a public health emergency rule and was sentenced to a 14-day jail term.

Police reminded visitors and returning residents to complete the Safe Travels application and review the latest travel requirements at www.mauicounty.gov.

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