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Man Arrested in Waiko Road Fire Investigation

The Maui Police Department has arrested a 28-year-old man believed to be a suspect in the fire that started on July 11 off Waiko Road. Holden Bingham, who has no local address, was taken into custody at about 7:22 p.m. on July 15. Bingham was arrested for the offenses of Arson in the First Degree and Unauthorized Control of a …

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Police: Truck Seen Leaving Hookele Fire Not a Suspect

Maui Police Department officials say they have contacted the operator of a truck previously sought in possible connection to Hookele Street fire that broke out. It has been determined that the operator is not a suspect in the investigation. MPD says the public’s assistance in locating the truck is appreciated and the continued support is still needed to find the …

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Witnesses Sought in March Makena Altercation

The Maui Police Department is requesting additional information from potential witnesses for a physical altercation that occurred on March 20 in Makena.  This incident occurred near the roadway in the area of the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve and involved several local and caucasian males fighting with two visiting Caucasian males.    According to the ongoing investigation, this incident occurred near …

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DOH to Allow Two-Year Certification Renewal for Medical Cannabis Patients

Beginning July 18, 2019, the Hawai‘i Department of Health will allow qualifying patients to renew their medical cannabis certification cards for up to two years. Through the online electronic registration system, current medical cannabis cardholders can submit their two-year renewal applications if they have a qualifying debilitating medical condition that is chronic in nature and verified by their physician or …

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UPDATE: Mayor Victorino Announces 100% Maui Wildfire Containment

Mayor Michael Victorino announced this morning that both Maui wildfires, which burned 9,200 acres combined, are 100 percent contained. Firefighters will continue mop-up work until the fires are declared extinguished. “Words cannot express how relieved I am that there were no injuries or major property damage from what were dangerous, fast-moving fires that required evacuations and road closures,” Mayor Victorino …

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Authorities Request Help Locating Missing Person

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Mateo Stephens who was reported missing on July 12, 2019 at about 7:30 p.m. He was last seen on July 11, 2019 at Baby Beach in Paia. He is not believed to be in danger at this time. Mateo Stephens is described as 20 years old, 6’5” tall, 170 pounds …

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MPD Seeks Information in Haiku Cannery Assault

On June 8, 2019, at about 7:30 p.m. a male was assaulted in the parking lot of the Haiku Cannery by someone wearing a “V for Vendetta” mask. The suspect was in the company of another male at the time. The victim was injured as a result of the attack. If anyone has information on the identity of the suspects, …

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UPDATE: Maui firefighters continue mop-up, wildfire containment

The Maui Fire Department revised its containment for Maui’s 9,000-acre wildfire upward to 80 percent late Saturday afternoon, while firefighters continued working on putting out hot spots, especially on perimeter areas. Containment remained at 90 percent for the 200-acre fire first reported at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the vicinity of the new Safeway and Lowe’s in Kahului. On Saturday, residents …

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