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VIDEO: Man Arrested During Pāʻia Altercation

December 9, 2015, 4:52 PM HST
* Updated December 9, 5:18 PM
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Keola Vasconcellos.

Keola Vasconcellos.

Maui police arrested a man in Pāʻia on Wednesday morning following reports of a fight between the suspect and a Kahului woman. The arrest was captured on video, which shows the suspect in a heated confrontation with police.

Police were called to the Shell gas station along the Hāna Highway at around 8:02 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, for a report of a fight between the man, identified as Keola Vasconcellos, 37, and a 45-year-old Kahului woman, who police identified as a victim.

Police say the report alleged that Vasconcellos allegedly hit the woman. Officers arriving on scene reportedly found the victim with multiple injuries.

During the course of the investigation police say Vasconcellos was yelling and resisting the officer’s attempt to place him under arrest. Maui Police Lieutenant William Juan issued a press release saying the responding officer eventually placed Vasconcellos in handcuffs without any injuries.


Vasconcellos was arrested for alleged: abuse of a family and or household member; physical with injury; resisting arrest, and for an outstanding warrant.


Fire personnel were summoned to assist in treating the female victim who was treated and released at the scene.

Bail for Vasconcellos was set at $2,200.

Vasconcellos was the same man arrested earlier this year for alleged abuse of his girlfriend following an argument at a Pāʻia home on Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, 2015.  During that incident, police reports indicate that the victim, identified as a 45-year-old woman, reported that she was allegedly “stabbed multiple times” by her boyfriend following an argument.


Original Post: Pāʻia Altercation 12/9/15

8:07 a.m. 12/9/15, Pāʻia Altercation: Maui police took a man into custody this morning on the Hāna Highway in Pāʻia in which a man is observed in a verbal altercation with police and bystanders. Maui police and fire units responded to the scene. Details are forthcoming.

Viewer discretion is advised: Part of the audio was edited out to remove foul language; however portions of indiscernible language is audible and may offend. Discretion is advised.

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