Three Arrested in Connection with String of Vehicle and Property Thefts Across Maui
Maui police arrested three individuals in connection with a string of car thefts and vehicle break-ins reported over two weeks.
- Jordan Ah Nee, 28, of Central Maui, was arrested and charged with: two counts Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, two counts of Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle, one count of Unauthorized Possession of Confidential Personal Information. His bail was set at $25,000.
- Mana Kapela, 23, of Makawao, was arrested and charged with: one count Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, one count Criminal Conspiracy, and one count Theft of a Credit Card. His bail was set at $15,000.
- Micah Gouveia Sanchez, 19, of Kahului, was arrested and charged for: one count Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, one count Criminal Conspiracy, two counts Theft of a Credit Card and one count of Unauthorized Possession of Confidential Personal Information. He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Through video surveillance and witness statements, police say the Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit was able to identify those responsible for recent vehicle and property thefts which include the following:
Timeline of events:
- Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in the evening: A Honda CR-V was reported stolen from the Nāpili area. A vehicle in the Kahakuloa area was broken into, with a credit card stolen from within.
- Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in the evening: A vehicle in the Kapalua area, was broken into, and a credit card and driver’s license were stolen from within.
- Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021: A vehicle in the Kīhei area was broken into. The owner reported fishing poles were stolen in the early morning hours. Two Honda CR-V’s were reported stolen later in the day, one from the Kīhei area and one from the Kahului area.
- Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021: A Hyundai Accent was reported stolen from the Kahului area in the morning. In the early afternoon, a vehicle was broken into in the Kapalua area, and a driver’s license was stolen from within.
Officers from the Crime Reduction Unit arrived at a business located at 3320 Old Haleakalaā Highway, in Pukalani at around 3 p.m. on Sept. 29, and located Kapela to be in possession of one of the CR-V’s along with the stolen credit cards and driver’s license. Police say Gouveia Sanchez was parked next to Kapela in one of the other reported stolen CR-V’s. Kapela and Gouveia Sanchez were both placed under arrest.
The next day, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at approximately 5:33 p.m., Ah Nee was arrested in Wailuku for Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing.