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Police respond to Hilo Airport after inert grenade found in luggage

The Hilo International Airport experienced a brief halt in operations as Hawai‘i Police Department personnel responded to a report by Transportation Security Administration staff that two items resembling grenades were detected during x-ray screening within a carry-on bag belonging to male Japanese national departing the country.

Man arrested on weapons and other charges at Kaʻae Road in Wailuku, Maui

A Kahului man was arrested on weapons and other charges following routine beat checks by officers with the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement at Kaʻae Road in Wailuku on Wednesday morning.

Maui police release surveillance of suspect in alleged burglary and attempted arson in Wailuku

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the depicted woman, who is wanted for alleged burglary and arson attempt. Police say that on Friday, June 28, 2024 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the woman broke into a Wailuku building and then attempted to start a fire within.

Man held on $500,000 bail following harrowing incident; visitor couple tells police of carjacking in remote area of Haleakalā

A 35-year-old suspect is being held on $500,000 bail following a harrowing incident reported by a California couple who told police they were carjacked on a remote section of the Piʻilani Highway, and fled for their lives on foot to the summit of Haleakalā.

Maui police warn the public of spoofed phone call scams

Department officials say the most recent reported ongoing scam is spoof callers claiming to be a Maui Police Department representative. Spoofing is a technique used to manipulate caller ID information, making it appear as if the call is coming from a legitimate source, such as a government agency, financial institution, or even a known contact, making it highly deceptive.

Maui Police Captain Terence Gomez graduates from FBI National Academy

Maui Police Department Captain Terence Gomez was one of 201 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on Thursday.

Task force running Operation Keiki Shield receives top Pentagon award

The award recognized the military, local law enforcement and community agencies that have come together through Operation Keiki Shield to combat internet and child sex trafficking crimes within the active-duty military in Hawaiʻi.

Maui police warn the public of recurring scam involving spoofed calls

The Maui Police Department is warning the public of a recurring scam involving spoofed phone calls targeting members of the community.

Maui man convicted of murder in Kanaio, sentenced to life in prison

A Maui man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the murder of another man in Kanaio in 2018. In January, a jury found Justin Namauu, 48, guilty in the death of Dennis Pacheco, who was 45 at the time of the incident.

Maui police release composite sketches of suspects in alleged pedestrian assault

Maui police released composite sketches (depicted above) on Friday of two suspects in an alleged pedestrian assault reported on March 31, 2024 in a van near Sugar Beach in Kīhei.

Maui police issue scam alert involving spoofed calls

The Maui Police Department is warning the public of a recurring scam involving spoofed phone calls targeting members of the community. “We urge you to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to protect yourself from falling victim to these fraudulent activities,” police said.

Maui Police Department’s 15th CIT Graduates

The Maui Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team welcomed 19 new members to its list of trained personnel during a graduation ceremony on Friday.

Kahului man charged with first degree attempted murder following Wailuku shooting

Maui police charged a man with first degree attempted murder in connection with a shooting reported early Monday morning in Wailuku. Nathaniel Cachola, 19, of Kahului was charged on Tuesday, March 26, with bail set at $500,000, according to police reports.

Maui police arrest 2 suspects, launch investigation after woman suffers gunshot wound in Wailuku

Maui police made two arrests and launched an investigation after a woman suffered a gunshot wound during an encounter at a Wailuku park early Monday morning.

Operation Keiki Shield nets arrest of four on Maui

Maui police arrested four individuals for charges related to internet-facilitated sexual offenses against children during Operation Keiki Shield 22, which took place between Thursday March 14, and Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Police recover six firearms, 187 marijuana plants, following search warrant on Molokaʻi

Maui police arrested a 37-year-old man for drug and firearms offenses following the execution of a search warrant at his residence on Molokaʻi late last month.

Maui man arrested after failing to stop at road closure, colliding into parked police vehicle

Maui police arrested a Makawao man after he failed to stop at a road closure on Haleakalā Highway where an active investigation was underway into a fatal motor vehicle accident reported about three hours earlier. The incident ended as the man’s SUV collided into the rear of a parked MPD fleet vehicle.

New rules on Maui Police Department’s concealed carry weapon policy go into effect

The Maui Police Department’s new rules for firearms will go into effect in January 2024. These rules are specific to General Order 303.6, License to Carry a Concealed/Unconcealed Weapon, and General Order 303.8, Permit to Acquire a Firearm.

Hawaiʻi police caution iPhone users over NameDrop security feature

The Hawai’i Police Department is cautioning iPhone users over security concerns related to a new feature that is part of Apple’s latest operating system software update.

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating alleged internal theft case at Kamehameha Schools

Hawaiʻi Island police met with Kamehameha Schools administrators on Hawaiʻi Island, who reported that a former employee of the school embezzled more than $360,000 over a period of approximately three years.
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