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Update: Body found in Kula identified as Makawao man; murder investigation nets arrests

Another individual has been arrested in connection with an ongoing police investigation into the discovery by hunters of a body wrapped in plastic in a remote area of Kula earlier this month.

Man arrested for alleged vehicle theft, driving against traffic, and crashing on Hāna Highway

A Maui man was arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle from an elderly visitor in Makawao and driving the vehicle in the wrong direction on the Hāna Highway before crashing.

Unattended death investigation launched amid discovery of possible human remains in Kula, Maui

Police have since confirmed that hunters discovered human remains wrapped in plastic, according to Maui Police Department spokesperson Alana Pico. The investigation remains ongoing. 

Maui police warn public of fake jewelry scam

Maui police issued an alert, informing the public of a reoccurring fake jewelry scam in which individuals have been approaching people in the parking lots of various business throughout Central Maui.

Hawaiʻi Island police investigate burglary at Merrie Monarch Festival Office in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Merrie Monarch Festival office on Pi‘ilani Street in Hilo sometime between Sunday morning, June 18, and Monday morning, June 19, 2023. Police say unknown suspect(s) entered the establishment and removed numerous items valued at more than $2,700. One of the items removed was a distinct frame/board that contained 12 Merrie Monarch Royal Court Medals.

Maui Crime Stoppers issues notice after a puppy was injured in a pellet gun incident

Maui Humane Society is asking anyone with information regarding who shot a puppy in Kula with a pellet gun to report it. Information can be shared directly to the organization or callers can remain anonymous by reaching out to Maui Crime Stoppers.

Sheriffs warn public of latest phone scam

In recent weeks, several people have had callers, claiming to be deputy sheriffs, tell them that they have outstanding warrants because they failed to appear in court.

Federal and state officers raid antique shop, Maui man arrested on suspicion of wildlife trafficking

Dozens of items were confiscated during a raid of the Antique Freak shop in Wailuku, Tuesday. A 42-year-old man was arrested and charged on suspicion of multiple misdemeanors including prohibited wildlife trafficking and possession of endangered and protected wildlife.

Update/Located: Maui police seek help in locating man wanted on outstanding warrants

Update: Maui police report that Bucky James Torres-Balbirona was taken into custody without incident on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Maui police provide update on fatal shooting on Molokaʻi

*WARNING/GRAPHIC CONTENT: Maui police released body camera images from a deadly shooting reported Sunday on Molokaʻi. Over the course of about three minutes, officers are heard instructing the suspect over 70 times to drop a machete, and 29 times to move back. The man, later identified as 40-year-old Nathaniel Naki, was holding a two foot machete during the confrontation.

Update: One man dead following officer involved shooting on Molokaʻi

One man is dead after a confrontation with officers on Molokaʻi who were responding to a report of a Temporary Restraining Order violation on Sunday morning.

Maui police seek information on hit-and-run fatality reported earlier this month in Kīhei

Maui Police Department Vehicular Homicide Unit Investigators request the public’s help regarding an ongoing fatal hit-and-run investigation. The investigation stems from a report of a man found lying in the road on Piʻikea Avenue in Kīhei around 4:05 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

Operation Keiki Shield on Maui nets nine arrests

The joint Operation Keiki Shield 17 law enforcement operation netted nine arrests on the island of Maui over a three day effort conducted Friday April 14 through Sunday, April 16, 2023. Two of the individuals identified were non-US citizens from the mainland. Police say the individuals were arrested on charges related to internet-facilitated sexual offenses against children. All individuasl were being held on $100,000 bail each.

High school students get close look at crime work at MPD Forensic Facility

Students from King Kekaulike High School’s forensics class received an up close look at crime work at the Maui Police Department’s Forensic Facility this week.

Sheriffs arrest man with a firearm at the entrance of Circuit Court building on Oʻahu

Sheriffs on Oʻahu arrested a man who allegedly brought a firearm and drug paraphernalia to a First Circuit Court building.

Visitor treated for injuries sustained in alleged assault in Kīhei

Maui police have launched an investigation into an altercation in Kīhei that left a visitor with injuries from an alleged assault in Kīhei early Saturday morning.

Surveillance: Alleged theft of Onewheel valued at $2,200 from Hi-Tech in Pāʻia

Store owners released surveillance video of an alleged theft incident in which a Onewheel GT portable electric rideable board, valued at $2,200 was stolen from Hi-Tech Surf Sports in Pāʻia over the weekend.

Update/Located: Maui police seek man wanted for alleged burglary and theft

As of Friday, March 24, 2023, Kaanana was located, according to Maui police. The Maui Police Department thanked the public for their assistance.

Hawaiʻi Island police identify driver killed in officer-involved shooting

Hawai‘i Island police detectives have identified the male driver in yesterday’s officer-involved-shooting as 32-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop of Kailua-Kona.

Update: Manhunt underway in Hāmākua on Hawaiʻi Island for attempted murder suspect

The manhunt continues on Hawaiʻi Island for Ronald Patrick Keahonui Kahihikolo, 44, of Ocean View. He is wanted for his alleged involvement in a shooting incident reported on Tuesday morning, March 7, 2023 at an Outrigger Drive residence in Ocean View.
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