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Update: Maui man arrested for kidnapping after allegedly stealing an occupied car

A Lahaina man was arrested on kidnapping charges after he allegedly entered an occupied vehicle that was running and unlocked in the parking lot of the Kahului Shopping Center.

Man accused of kidnapping teen girl on Hawaiʻi island is charged

The 52-year-old suspect was charged with two counts each of kidnapping, first degree terroristic threatening, first degree robbery, and one count each of methamphetamine trafficking and first degree sex assault.

Veteran Maui police officer arrested for sex assault

A 13-year veteran officer with the Maui Police Department was arrested today on suspicion of first degree sexual assault.

Murder investigation launched after lifeless body found at Puna home on Hawaiʻi Island

Hawai’i Island police have initiated a homicide investigation after finding the “lifeless body of an adult female” in the yard of a home in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision, in the Puna District.

Pellet gun recovered from Maui teen aboard a school bus

Officers conducted a traffic stop and detained a 15-year-old boy.   Police say investigators with the Juvenile Crime Prevention Division recovered a pellet gun and 1.35 grams of marijuana from the teen who was on a school bus in Kahului.

22 arrested for 70 outstanding warrants during US Marshals’ Sweep on Maui

A five day warrant sweep conducted by the US Marshals Service in Maui County, netted the arrest of 22 individuals for a total of 70 outstanding warrants.

Maui police issue first license to carry a concealed weapon permit

As of Aug. 24, 2022, the MPD Records Division had distributed 187 Concealed Carry Weapon license applications in 2022.  Department spokesperson Alana Pico said 13 of those 187 have been submitted to MPD for processing.  A single application was approved.  

BREAKING: Bernard Brown is found guilty in death of Moreira “Mo” Monsalve

After a day of deliberations, a guilty verdict has been reached in the second degree murder trial of Bernard Brown. The verdict was reached at 2:01 p.m. and was unanimous.

Closing arguments in Maui murder trial conclude, jury deliberations begin

Defense attorney Randall Hironaka called the prosecution’s case a “witch-hunt.” Meantime, Deputy Prosecutor Jerry W. Hupp argued that “odd” activity, statements, “mistakes,” and “diversions” by Brown, point towards guilt.

Maui murder trial concludes with FBI testimony, motion for acquittal denied

After 35 witnesses and eight days of testimony since Aug. 1, closing statements from the state and defense are expected on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

Man who allegedly struck victim with a metal stake, held on $6K bail

A suspect was being held on $6,000 bail after allegedly striking another man repeatedly with a metal stake during an argument on Saturday.

Man charged with attempted murder for Haʻikū shooting, held on $4M bail

A Maui man was charged with attempted murder after a shooting in Haʻikū that left one man with a gunshot wound to the arm.

FBI sex trafficking enforcement effort nets 2 arrests locally, finds 7 adolescent victims in Hawaiʻi

Locally, FBI agents identified and located seven adolescent victims during this operation that ran on Aug. 12, 2022.

Kula man held on $755K bail after he allegedly opened fire at a Haʻikū home

A Kula man was arrested and held on $755,000 bail for allegedly opening fire at a Haʻikū home on Monday afternoon. Police say 55-year-old Shawn Medeiros allegedly shot numerous rounds at the home before fleeing.

Man charged after reports of SUV following and threatening female pedestrians in West Maui

Maui police have identified two “individuals of interest” after two suspicious reports Saturday night in which female pedestrians were reportedly followed by an SUV in West Maui, and threatened. In one case, the driver claimed to have a gun; and in the other incident, a gun was pointed at the victim, police said.

Murder investigation launched into “suspicious” death in South Maui

Maui police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man found deceased at a beach volleyball court in Kīhei.

Maui police seek robbery suspect from weekend incident at Front Street shop

Maui police have launched a second degree robbery investigation into an incident reported over the weekend at a convenience store on Front Street in Lahaina.

Maui murder trial: Series of searches included use of cadaver dogs and landfill excavation

The Maui Police Department detective heading the missing person investigation into the disappearance of Moreira “Mo” Monsalve, said exhaustive searches were conducted at 15 sites over a more than five year period. Many of the searches involved the use of cadaver dogs, and search in particular utilized heavy equipment for the excavation of the Central Maui Landfill.

Makawao man arrested in cold case involving the 1982 murder of teen girl in California

A 75-year-old Maui man was arrested at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 2, in connection with a 1982 cold case murder in California involving the stabbing death of a teenage girl, authorities confirmed.

Murder trial: Police find multiple airline and banking searches on missing woman’s phone

Law enforcement and FBI personnel testified Tuesday in the trial for Bernard Brown, who is accused of second degree murder in the disappearance and presumed death of his ex-girlfriend, Moreira “Mo” Monsalve. 
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