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Arson Suspect Sought, Accused of Setting Fire to Stolen Vehicle

November 19, 2015, 9:50 AM HST
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Maui Police fire investigation vehicle. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Police fire investigation vehicle. File photo by Wendy Osher.

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect sought for his alleged involvement in a vehicle theft and arson incident.

Police say a white 2000 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was stolen from a Kīhei car dealership.

At around 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, police say a lone male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black basketball shorts parked the stolen truck within the front parking lot of the Wailuku Police Station.  Police say the suspect proceeded to set the interior of the truck on fire.

Surveillance cameras captured the individual fleeing on foot. Police say he was last seen running through the Kaiser Permanente Clinic Wailuku parking lot.

Anyone with information concerning the identity of the offender is asked to call the Maui Police Department at (808) 244-6400, or if it is an emergency call 9-1-1. The public may also call Detective Gregg Katayama at the Wailuku Criminal Investigation Division office at (808) 244-6422 (Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

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