By Wendy Osher
Maui police are canvasing the Waikapū area after an inmate, identified as Reid I.L. Kauhaahaa escaped during work detail with the Maui Community Correctional Center.
The escape was reported at 12 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in the area of the Honoapiʻilani Highway and the Waikapū on 30 Restaurant.
“Kauhaahaa is under Community Custody status, meaning he is allowed to work in the community. Community Custody is lower than Minimum Custody,” explained Toni Schwartz, a spokesperson with the state Department of Public Safety
She continued saying Kauhaahaa, “walked away from a workline.“
Kauhaahaa, who is in the work furlough program was serving five years in prison for second degree Burglary and second degree Theft.
His next parole hearing was scheduled for February 28, 2014, Schwartz told Maui Now.
Police say nearby schools were notified of the incident.
Kauhaahaa is described as 26 years old, standing 5’6” tall, weighing 145 pounds, with brown eyes and long brown hair (possibly in a ponytail).
Police say Kauhaahaa has tattoos on both the left and right side of his neck.
He was last seen wearing an orange shirt and a pair of jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call Maui Police.