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Mayor Adresses Bus Safety After BB Gun, Pellet Shootings

January 9, 2017, 1:27 PM HST (Updated January 9, 2017, 1:29 PM) · 9 Comments
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Mayor Arakawa addresses bus safety after four reported BB Gun/Pellet Shootings ont he Wailuku Loop route.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at AskTheMayor@mauicounty.gov, 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

In this edition, Mayor Arakawa issued a special note addressing bus safety following reports of BB or pellet gun shooting incidents targeting the Maui Bus.

“Speaking about bus issues, I need to address an important Maui Bus safety issue in this column. In the last two weeks of 2016 Maui Bus employees have reported that someone had been shooting at bus windows with some sort of BB or pellet gun, shattering bus windows.

No one was reported injured however this is a very dangerous situation.

There were four reported shooting incidents in December, with the last one taking place on December 30th. All of the shootings at Maui Buses took place along the Wailuku Loop bus route.

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Roberts Hawaiʻi, which has the contract for our bus drivers, has filed a police report for each shooting incident.

This is not a game. Please stop shooting at our buses as someone could be seriously injured.

I ask that anyone with information about any of these incidents please call the Maui Police Department non-emergency line at 244-6400. Mahalo.”

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