UPDATE: Authorities Locate California Man Wanted for Violating Quarantine Orders

Updated on May 31.

The Maui Police Department reports that 36-year-old Joaquin Pelayo was located and arrested on May 29 at 10:23 a.m. for two counts of Rules and Order for violating the 14-day quarantine order.

Authorities say Pelayo voluntarily elected to return home.  He was later released on his own recognizance.

He was scheduled to depart Maui on the evening of May 29.

Original story published at 7:30 p.m. on May 29.

The Maui Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Joaquin Pelayo from California.

Authorities say Pelayo has violated the mandatory fourteen-day travel quarantine, as stipulated under the Emergency Proclamation by Governor David Ige, in regards to the Covid-19 Pandemic and is subject to arrest under the Rules and Orders.

Pelayo indicated he would be staying at a Kihei residence, however, has not been located.

Pelayo is described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet-9-inches, and weighing 240 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Maui Police Department Non-Emergency Number at 808-244-6400 or in an Emergency dial 9-1-1.



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