A female suspect who was allegedly observed with stolen merchandise in her purse was being detained and escorted by store security officers when an unknown male individual “physically wrested the officer’s grasp, freeing the female offender.”
“Officials have notified the boy’s family that he is safe. The CWS Branch will enlist the help of all necessary agencies to ensure the child’s safe return to his home in California,” department officials said in a statement.
Maui police say they responded to 23 burglaries, 13 vehicle thefts, and 19 vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period, between April 6 and 12, 2014. The complete list of locations affected and times in which the incidents occurred are as follows:
UPDATE: 4:01 a.m. HST 4/19/14, Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi, and no action is required, according to an updated statement from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued at 4:01 a.m. HST, on Saturday, April 19, 2014.