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Visitors arrested for quarantine violation

A Nevada man and a Utah woman were arrested this week for violating travel quarantine rules, police said.

Micah Samarripa, 18, was arrested Monday when he left a quarantine lodging site before completing a mandatory 10-day quarantine, police said.

He didn’t have an approved negative pre-travel COVID-19 test when he arrived on Maui from Los Angeles and was ordered to quarantine at an approved site, police said.

He checked into the location but wasn’t in his room when security conducted checks Monday, according to police. When he returned to the site, police were called and Samarripa was transported to the Wailuku Police Station for processing. He volunteered to leave Maui and return to Nevada, police said.

On Tuesday, Sherri Hamann, 40, was arrested when she arrived on Maui and failed to make a connecting flight to Oahu, according to police.

Hamann, who had been traveling from Utah to Oahu, didn’t have an approved negative pre-travel COVID-19 test and didn’t have approved lodging for the mandatory quarantine, police said.

She was transported to the Wailuku Police Station and was charged with violating public health emergency rules. Her bail was set at $2,000.

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