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September 07, 2016

Capobianco Trial: Police Recount Discovery of Bra, Jawbone at Nuaʻailua

Capobianco Murder Trial: Police then came across a jawbone, clumps of hair and a bra that had investigators shift their focus to a more refined search for evidence involving the disappearance of Charli Scott.
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October 14, 2010

Maui Police investigate after man shot in head drives himself to the ER

By Wendy Osher Maui police are investigating a shooting incident reported early Wednesday morning in Kaupo.  A 33-year-old man, said he was picking opihi in the area known as Plenty Kiawe when he heard gunshots in the distance.  He tells police he was walking to his car at around 12:30 a.m. when the shots were... Read more »
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July 19, 2010

Gun recovered from Maui shooting, driver identified

By Wendy Osher Maui police have released the name of the man who was driving the pickup truck that allegedly struck an officer early Sunday morning.  Maui police say 19-year-old Austin Pierman of Kihei was the driver of the vehicle involved in the incident.  He was arrested for suspicion of attempted murder I and transported... Read more »
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May 08, 2010

Escaped Prisoner from MCCC

On 05/08/10 at approximately 0920 hours Harry Kahaleauki (38) escaped from the custody of the Adult Correction Officers of Maui Community Correctional Center while Kahaleauki was attending his brother’s funeral at Ballard’s Mortuary in Kahului. Kahaleauki should be approached with extreme caution, and should be considered dangerous. Anyone with information of his whereabouts is asked... Read more »
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April 22, 2010

MPD Promotes Delima and Kanaele to Lieutenant

Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta today announced the promotion of two members to the rank of Lieutenant. Sergeant Peter Delima of the Wailuku Patrol School Resource Officer Program will be assigned as the District Commander of the Lanai Patrol District under his new post as Liutenant.  Delima is a 25-year veteran with the department. He... Read more »
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March 10, 2010

Police Review Surveillance Video in Ongoing Arson Investigation

By Wendy Osher The Maui Police Department continues an investigation into a suspicious fire reported Saturday, March 6, 2010 in Kapalua.  Authorities have classified the incident as an Arson and are investigating possible evidence leading to an alleged hate crime towards the victim. Detectives with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division are looking into surveillance videos... Read more »
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February 18, 2010

Pladera Promoted to Rank of Lieutenant at Maui Police Department

The Maui Police Department today announced the promotion of Detective Jeraul Pladera to the rank of Lieutenant.  Pladera is a 17-year police veteran, most recently serving with the Wailuku Criminal Investigation Division. Pladera began his career with the Kauai Police Department before transferring to the MPD in August of 1994.  He was assigned to the... Read more »
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February 18, 2010

Preliminary ID Made on Body Recovered from Iao Valley

By Wendy Osher An autopsy will be performed later today (Thursday, February 18, 2010) on a body recovered from Iao Valley Wednesday afternoon. Preliminary identification of the victim was made based upon a driver’s license found nearby.  Authorities the autopsy will be used to confirm identity and should reveal circumstances surrounding the death. Lt. John... Read more »
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December 03, 2009

Homeless Man Reports Being Set on Fire

By Wendy Osher Maui police have launched an attempted murder investigation following a report of a homeless man being set on fire while he was sleeping. The incident was reported early this morning in Paia.  The 27-year-old male victim went to the Shell Station where he reported the incident. He was transported to the Maui... Read more »
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November 20, 2009

MPD Promotes Rickard to Rank of Captain

A 22-year veteran of the Maui Police Department was promoted this week to the rank of Captain.  Dean Rickard, earned the 2007 County of Maui Team of the Year award while serving in his most recent pot as Commander of the Plans & Training Section.  Rickard takes on his new post as Captain and District... Read more »
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October 21, 2009

Former MPD Sgt. Identified In Murder Suicide Investigation

A former Sergeant with the Maui Police Department was identified as one of two people killed in an apparent murder suicide on Maui, Monday night in Makawao.  An autopsy today revealed that 59-year-old Barry W. Alford died as a result of a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head.  His death is classified as... Read more »
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October 20, 2009

Maui Police Open Murder Suicide Investigation

Maui Police have opened a murder suicide investigation into an incident reported last night in Makawao. Authorities responded to a 9-1-1 call at 10:15 p.m. reporting domestic abuse with possible shots fired at a Makawao residence. Upon arrival, police officers discovered two bodies of a 59-year-old male and a 58-year-old female who had died from... Read more »
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October 19, 2009

Identity of Victim Released in Maui Murder Investigation

Maui Police have identified the victim in an ongoing homicide investigation as 45-year-old Alan Vegas of Kaupo. Authorities say the man died as a result of a single gunshot wound which in turn caused internal bleeding. The incident was reported Sunday morning (October 18, 2009) in the remote East Maui town of Kaupo. The male... Read more »
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May 19, 2009


A woman is in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times at a home in Kahului Monday night. Authorities say the 30-year-old woman was stabbed an estimated nine times to her body.  Injuries also included wounds to her left arm, which police believe were defensive wounds. Maui Police from the Wailuku Patrol District responded to... Read more »
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April 20, 2009


Maui Police Detective Jayson Rego was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  The 21 year MPD veteran began his career in 1988 after graduating with the 37th Recruit Class. During his career, he was deputized by the FBI and DEA while assisting with several federal organized crime cases.  He was assigned to the Wailuku Receiving... Read more »
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