Wailuku Man Arrested After Standoff at Paukūkalo Home
By Wendy Osher
Maui Police arrested a Wailuku man for terroristic threatening after an incident at a Paukūkalo home last night.
The arrest stemmed from an investigation into an abuse type report at the Kailana Street home reported at 7:32 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
Police say James Fairbanks, 48, retreated to his room and refused to come out upon police arrival.
Fairbanks is accused of brandishing what police say appeared to be a sword and pellet rifle, and allegedly challenged officers to come in and get him.
According to police reports, Fairbanks allegedly made several threats to kill the officers and others at the residence.
Police say the crisis negotiators with the department were contacted, and were able to bring the situation to a peacefully resolution.
Fairbanks was placed under arrest and was charged with three counts of first degree terroristic threatening, abuse of a family or household member, and resisting arrest.
He was being held in lieu of $18,000 bail at last report.
Area residents say the incident was resolved shortly after 11 p.m., after which they were allowed to return to their homes.