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Authorities Search for Man Reported Missing

Maui Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Thomas A. Gatlin, a 36-year-old Caucasian male, reported missing on March 17. Gatlin was last heard from by relatives on the mainland on December 17, 2019. Checks of his last known residence found he had moved out sometime in January 2019 to an unknown location. His current whereabouts are …

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DPS Provides Updates on Clean-Up and Recovery at MCCC

The Department of Public Safety is releasing initial photos of damage caused by inmates during last Monday’s disturbance at the Maui Community Correctional Center. MCCC maintenance staff are working extended hours to assess the damage and begin the recovery process so the modules can return to normal operation as soon as possible. Although common areas in the units are unusable, …

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MAYORWatch: Are Flow Improvements Planned for the Waiale/Waiinu Intersection?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Are any improvements going to be made for traffic flow at the intersection of Waiale and Waiinu roads? The two-way traffic on Waiale Road has a right-of-way with no signal or stop sign, while traffic on Waiinu Road is backed up and at the mercy of …

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MAYORWatch: What is Being Done About Cyber Bullying in Hawai`i?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: What is being done about (Cyber) Bullying in Hawaii? Answer: Mahalo for this question because I take bullying very seriously, but I know it is a community issue that we must all work together to solve. First off, families can talk with their children about respecting …

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Police Enforcement to Increase for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Beginning this Friday and continuing through the weekend, motorist can expect to see increased police patrols during all hours of the day and night, which will include the use of unmarked patrol vehicles, police motorcycles and sobriety checkpoints at various locations. The Maui Police Department will be concentrating traffic enforcement efforts on stopping impaired driving offenses during this period to …

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Significant Northwest Swell Expected to Arrive Sunday Leading to Potential Life-Threatening Surf

A significant northwest swell expected to arrive Sunday will lead to possible life-threatening surf along exposed north and west facing shores through Monday. Strong northerly winds combined with peak monthly high tides just after midnight Sunday night will compound the situation, likely translating to significant beach erosion, periodic over-topping of nearby vulnerable coastal roadways, and property damage. Currents due to …

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Rule Changes Proposed To Protect Molokini- Meeting Set

New evidence suggests that some marine predators are being displaced by high human use at the Molokini Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD), which in 2018 attracted more than 360,000 snorkelers and divers.  At an information and scoping meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2019 staff from the DLNR, Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), will present details of recent scientific studies …

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Maui police looking for driver involved in hit-and-run

The Maui Police Department is searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Monday, March 4, 2019 shortly after midnight that killed a pedestrian. The body of 41 year old James Mallobox was found lying in the northbound lane of Wailea Alanui Drive after apparently being struck by a vehicle that was traveling in the same …

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MCCC Sends Inmates Identified in Disturbance to Halawa Correctional Facility

Through on-duty staff observations and the preliminary investigative questioning of inmates, Maui Community Correctional Center staff were able to definitively identify 21 inmates who aggressively participated in Monday’s disturbance at the MCCC, according to Department of Public Safety officials.   The inmates arrived on a charter flight to Oahu at 10:45 a.m. and were transported to Halawa Correctional Facility by …

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County Prosecutor Turns Over Wong Case to the State Attorney General

Acting Prosecuting Attorney Don Guzman said that, in this case, the Maui Police Department will send the results of its investigation directly to the state Attorney General’s Office. “Our office will not review reports, evidence or details of witness statements to preserve the integrity of the investigation, the County and the rights of everyone involved,” Guzman said. Wong was arrested …

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