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Two Maui Men Charged with Attempted Kidnapping in Kīhei

September 20, 2017, 11:59 AM HST
* Updated September 20, 1:03 PM
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Edward Martin. MPD photo.

Two Maui men have been arrested in connection with an alleged kidnapping attempt in Kīhei.

Around 7:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, a resource officer at Lokelani Intermediate School received a report that two female students were walking down Ali‘ilani Place in Kīhei to a bus stop on their way to school when they were approached by a black Mercedes sedan.

Two males inside the Mercedes allegedly made repeated attempts to lure the girls into the sedan.

The girls refused and the vehicle drove off.

The school resource officer, with the assistance of Juvenile Crime Prevention Division investigators, later located the vehicle on South Kīhei Road.

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The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 45-year-old male from Kīhei, was arrested for the offense of Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree. He was released pending further investigation.

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The passenger of the vehicle, 39-year-old Edward James Martin of Kīhei, was later located and arrested and charged for the offense of Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree. His bail was set at $40,000.

This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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