MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Second Police Officer arrested in Bribery Of A Witness Case

On 10/21/15 at about 09:00 a.m., Chase K. Keliipaakaua (29), from Kihei, was placed under arrest for the offense of Bribery Of A Witness and Hindering Prosecution In The First Degree. Keliipaakaua has been a sworn police officer with the Maui Police Department with about 6 years of service. He was released pending further investigation. In addition, an Administrative Investigation …

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Olaf brings large swells and High Surf Advisory

Swells from Hurricane Olaf will produce hazardous surf on Maui into the weekend. The large swell will spread across the rest of the main Hawaiian islands by Friday. Expect surf of 4 to 8 feet today, building to 8 to 12 feet later tonight, potentially reaching warning levels by Friday. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a HIGH SURF ADVISORY …

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Olaf weakening while moving west-northwest

At 5:00 AM hst the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 890 miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue this morning. A turn toward the northwest later today will be followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Thursday with a turn toward the north …

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Kihei Brush Fire was intentionally set

At 2:24 p.m. this afternoon, firefighters responded to a brushfire near Kaiwahine Street in Kihei. Kihei firefighters arrived at 2:35 p.m. and found about an acre of dry brush burning at the end of Kaiwahine Street, next to Hale Piilani Park. Crews brought the fire under control by 3:11 p.m. and called it extinguished at 4:29 p.m. About 2 acres …

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Category Four Hurricane Olaf moves into the Central Pacific

At 11:00 PM the center of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1175 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph and this motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast on Tuesday followed by a turn toward the northwest on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph with …

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Police Arrest Passenger in Truck Chase Case

On 10/19/15 at about 12:57 p.m. Joshua K. DETILLION (26), of Waiehu, was arrested for two (2) counts of Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle in connections with this investigation. DETILLION was released pending further investigation. Additionally Judge KOBAYASHI has ordered Kalama O Lono J. HARRY (31), from Haiku, to be held without bail. Click here to download our mobile …

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eBike Rider Dies In Fatal Lahaina Crash

On Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at approximately 2:18 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Crash occurred in the area of Kupuohi St. and Ulupono St. Lahaina. The crash occurred as a male operating a black Sondors electric powered bicycle (eBike), traveling west on Kupuohi Street struck a curb as he veered across the roadway at the entrance of the Emerald Plaza parking …

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Telephone scam alert: Businesses targeted by utility impersonators

Maui Electric Company is warning customers about an increased number of reports of telephone scams to utility customers. Recently, business customers have reported receiving telephone calls saying that their electric bill is delinquent and that they’re subject to same-day disconnection. The businesses were also directed to pay their utility bills by purchasing certain types of money vouchers, such as a …

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Olaf rapidly strengthens to a Category Four Hurricane

Olaf rapidly strengthens to a Category Four Hurricane expected to cross into the Central Pacific Basin tonight At 2:00 PM PDT, the eye of Hurricane Olaf was located about 1280 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Olaf is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest …

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Olaf now a Major Cat 3 Hurricane, expected cross into Central Pacific tonight

Hurricane Olaf is now a major hurricane. Satellite imagery indicates that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Olaf is a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Additional strengthening through tonight is forecast, with some fluctuations in intensity possible on Tuesday. Olaf is the 6th major hurricane in the eastern …

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