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Pedestrian Dies in Lahaina Collision

At approximately 11:49 p.m. on Tuesday, a motor vehicle collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highway, .3 miles north of Kai Hele Ku Street in Lahaina. The collision occurred as a Ford Focus vehicle was traveling North on Honoapiilani Highway. The Ford vehicle collided into a pedestrian walking across the roadway.  The pedestrian was not within a crosswalk.  Following the collision, the …

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Mahi Pono, Hui o Nā Wai ʻEhā, and OHA reach agreement regarding SWUPA 2206

Mahi Pono, Hui o Nā Wai ʻEhā, and OHA have reached an agreement regarding Mahi Pono’s surface water use permit application (SWUPA) for Nā Wai ‘Ehā Surface Water Management Areas of Waihe`e, Waiehu, `Īao, and Waikapū Streams, Maui. Mahi Pono has committed in the settlement to take the following actions: -Mahi Pono will provide comprehensive and continual monitoring and public …

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Boy Dies in Accidental Hanging on Maui Preparatory Academy Campus

*****UPDATE 11/18/19 AT 6:00 P.M.***** On November 15, 2019, 11-year-old John Mihall, the victim in a Miscellaneous Accident, passed away at the Kapiolani Children’s Medical Center on O‘ahu as a result of an accidental hanging on the Maui Preparatory Academy campus. On November 7, 2019, at about 8:00 p.m. Mihall was found unresponsive on the school’s campus. He was transported …

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Police Search for Suspects in Central Maui Gold & Loan Burglary

At about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, the manager of Central Maui Gold & Loan in Kahului reported being woken up by the alarm going off at the business. Upon the arrival of Maui Police Department patrol units, they found an SUV was parked unattended inside the business.  Checks of the business revealed that multiple jewelry cases were smashed and various …

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MFD Responds to Storage Building Fully Engulfed in Flames

At around 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, Maui Fire Department crews responded to the scene of a structure fire in the Kula Ag Park. f Upon arrival, the approximately 2,500 square foot storage building was fully involved in flames. Officials say the structure housed farm materials and equipment. The fire was controlled at 10:03 p.m. and deemed extinguished at around 12:44 …

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DOH Confirms Additional Cases of Lung Injury Associated with Vaping

The Hawai‘i Department of Health recently confirmed two additional cases of lung injury related to the use of e-cigarette or vaping products and has received other reports for investigation. This brings the current number of confirmed cases in the state to four, with one individual confirmed in each county. Two of the individuals are adolescents and two are adults. All …

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DOH Cautions About a Suspect Case of a Mosquito-Borne Illness on Maui

A Kahului resident is believed to be infected with a mosquito-borne illness. The State Department of Health believes it could possibly be Chikungunya or Zika. The person recently traveled outside of the country and test results to determine the exact illness are pending. Neighbors within 200 yards of the infected person’s home were notified of the suspected illness last week. …

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Man Charged with Attempted Murder following Assault Near Paia Youth Center

On November 5, 2019, at about 10:30 p.m. Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to investigate an assault that occurred near the Paia Youth Center.  A male victim was struck several times in the head with a blunt object causing life-threatening injuries.  The victim was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.  The male offender was later identified …

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Police Make Arrest in Kahului Vehicle Arson Case

On November 11, 2019, at about 5:00 p.m. Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to reports of a vehicle fire in the Kahului area.  Upon arrival, officers found a four-door sedan on fire.  The offender fled before Police arrived.  The fire was extinguished by Maui Fire personnel and the damages estimated at $4,000.00.  The investigation into this matter found that the …

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MFD Responds to Possible Drowning at Honolua Bay

The Maui Fire Department responded to a possible drowning at Honolua Bay. According to MFD officials, Ocean Safety personnel brought the patient to shore using a rescue watercraft. Fire and medical units assessed the victim upon arrival and transported the female visitor from China to Maui Memorial Medical Center. The woman was reportedly snorkeling when the incident occurred.

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