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Police: Man spotted driving stolen moped

WAILUKU — A man was arrested Tuesday after police reported he was seen operating a stolen moped in Kahului.

Randolf Impelido, 39, of Kahului was charged with first-degree unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

An officer stopped Impelido as he was operating the black moped that had no rear license plate on Onehee Avenue at 8:50 a.m., according to a declaration filed in court to support the charge. Impelido reportedly told police he had bought the moped from a friend and knew it was stolen.

During Impelido’s initial appearance Wednesday in Wailuku District Court, Deputy Prosecutor Joshua Kent asked for bail to remain at $1,000 for Impelido. He was allegedly found with a methamphetamine pipe and scale, Kent said.

Deputy Public Defender David Pullman asked for Impelido to be released on supervision. He is employed and has lived on Maui for 15 years, Pullman said.

Judge Chris Dunn ordered that Impelido be released on supervision.

He was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs and to report for random testing. Impelido also was ordered to stay away from the moped owner Scooter Shack at 1794 S. Kihei Road.

The moped was reported stolen after last being seen Sept. 19 in the Maui Sunset parking lot in Kihei.

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