Maui Man Arrested After Allegedly Attempting to Set Fire to His Residence

February 21, 2020, 1:03 PM HST · Updated February 24, 7:28 AM
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Robert Hartmann. PC: Maui Police Department

Maui police arrested and charged a Wailuku man with first degree arson and terroristic threatening after he allegedly attempted to set fire to his residence in ʻĪao on Thursday night.

The incident was reported at 9:28 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

Police say 57-year-old Robert Hartmann threatened the lives of “several of his neighbors” and threatened to set the house on fire, according to a police investigation.

Police say he then attempted to set fire to his home.  As a result of the actions, several victims reported that they feared for their lives, according to police.

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No injuries were sustained and the investigation is ongoing.

Hartmann was being held in lieu of $11,000 bail.

He is scheduled for an initial court appearance today.

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