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October 18, 2010

Maui Police confiscate $86,000 in Crystal Meth during Pukalani Drug bust

By Wendy Osher Maui Police have arrested a Pukalani man on drug charges after searching a vehicle and his home last week.  Tracy Ibara, 46, was arrested on Tuesday, October 12 when police executed a search warrant on a Ford Ranger pickup truck he was operating. Authorities confiscated 287 grams of crystal methamphetamine or ice... Read more »
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October 14, 2010

3 arrests made and $661,000 worth of ice and cocaine recovered in Haiku drug bust

By Wendy Osher Maui police arrested three people and recovered more than 2,000 grams (4.6 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of more than $627,000 during a drug bust in Haiku last week.  Police executed a search warrant on a Haiku home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010.  There, they arrested... Read more »
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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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September 21, 2010

Maui officer Joy Medeiros to be honored at Hawaii State Law Enforcement Officer Association conference

Maui Police Officer, Joy Medeiros will be honored along with other state, local and federal law enforcement representatives at the 57th Annual Hawaii State Law Enforcement Officer Association Conference later this week.  Medeiros is the Maui Police Department’s selection for the 2010 HSLEOA Officer of the Year Award.  She will be honored at the upcoming HSLEOA... Read more »
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August 02, 2010

VIDEO: Maui sign snatcher caught on surveillance

By Wendy Osher A Maui surveillance video that captures a sign snatcher in action is going viral as the campaign season on the Valley Isle heats up.  The incident occurred at 6:39 a.m. Sunday at a business in Wailuku town. Keith Regan, the campaign manager for former mayor Alan Arakawa said more than 50 large... Read more »
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July 26, 2010

Suspect in fatal Kaupo shooting arrested after eluding Maui police for 9 months

By Wendy Osher Maui Police arrested a man this morning wanted in connection with a fatal shooting reported in Kaupo nine months ago.  Robert J. Chiarizia was arrested without incident at a camp site in the remote Kaupo region at 5:49 this morning (Monday, July 26, 2010).  Chiarizia was identified as a suspect in the... Read more »
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July 16, 2010

Maui observes Furlough Friday: July 16, 2010

Today is the county’s first government imposed furlough Friday.  Closed today are all county service centers and satellite offices, payment windows, administrative offices, permitting facilities and senior centers as well as the Maui fire department’s fire prevention bureau and the police department’s records and id section.  Pools are open—following a previously announced one-day per week... Read more »
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July 03, 2010

Search for missing diver off Maui continues

The U.S. Coast Guard continues a search for an Olowalu man who went missing from a fishing boat Friday (July 2, 2010) afternoon. 45-year-0ld Edward A. Hickey of Olowalu Village was diving from the boat “Aulani” at around 2:30 p.m. Friday, when he went missing in waters between Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Authorities say the... Read more »
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July 03, 2010

Three hospitalized following single car crash near Waiko Rd

One person is in critical condition and two others are in serious condition following an early morning accident on Maui today (Saturday, July 3, 2010). The single-car accident was reported at 2:04 a.m. on the Honoapiilani Highway between Kuikahi Drive and Waiko Road. According to police reports, a 2005 Infinity G35 sedan, operated by a... Read more »
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June 25, 2010

Traffic Advisory: Haleakala Highway

(Update: 2:07 p.m. Friday 6/25/10) The Maui Police Department reports that all lanes of the Haleakala Highway are now open.  A single mauka bound lane was closed earlier today because of an auto accident overnight and subsequent pole repair work by Maui Electric Company between the Hana Highway and Firebreak Road. (Update: 7:07 a.m. Friday, 6/25/10)... Read more »
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June 14, 2010

MPD promotes three to rank of Sergeant

The Maui Police Department today announced the promotion of three officers to the rank of Sergeant.  The list includes Myles Won of the Wailuku Patrol Division, Randy Esperanza of the Vice Narcotics Division and Nelson Hamilton with Lanai Patrol.  Chief Gary Yabuta made the announcement today, with each promotion to Detective/Sergeant set to take effect... Read more »
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May 08, 2010

Two Kihei teens in critical condition following Waikapu crash

Two teens suffered critical injuries in a single car crash in Waikapu early this morning. The accident was reported at about 1 a.m. Saturday, May 08, 2010 near mile marker 3 of the Honoapiilani Highway. According to police reports, all three occupants of the car were ejected when the driver of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring... Read more »
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May 07, 2010

Drug investigation launched: 17 year MPD veteran turns himself in

A 17-year-veteran of the Maui police department turned himself in on Monday following an Information Charging Arrest Warrant.  39-year-old officer Ryan Masada was released from the Wailuku Police Station without incident after posting $10,000 bail.  The counts in the warrant include Promotion of a Dangerous Drug in the 3rd Degree and Prohibited Acts Related to... Read more »
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March 18, 2010

Former Maui Police Officer Indicted on Drug and Theft Counts

Posted by Wendy Osher A former Maui Police Officer was arrested on Tuesday following a grand jury indictment on various drug and theft counts.  28-year-old Allison Moore was arrested on March 16, 2010 after being indicted on February 19, 2010 for various theft and drug counts. The indictment included:  1 Count of Attempted Theft I;... 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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