Maui Resident Arrested in Traveler Quarantine Violation

On Tuesday, December 15 at about 2:20 p.m., 64-year-old Phillip Baloran of Maui was arrested for Violation of the Rules and Orders of the Travel Quarantine and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities.

Investigation reveals that on Friday, December 11, Baloran arrived on Maui from San Francisco. Upon arrival, he did not have a negative, pre-travel COVID-19 test; and was subject to quarantine until his scheduled departure date of Monday, December 14, 2020.

Records show Baloran checked himself into a hotel to quarantine.  However, he checked out after staying just one day. Baloran provided hotel staff a Wailuku address of where he would be relocating to.  Police were notified of Baloran’s actions, and follow-up checks were conducted of Baloran by investigators at the address he gave hotel staff.  Baloran was not at the given address.

The homeowner of the given address was also contacted by investigators, and related that Baloran was being allowed to stay at the residence to quarantine.  Baloran was warned by the homeowner to remain in self-quarantine, however, Baloran left the residence multiple times.

Baloran was located by investigators and placed under arrest for Violation of The Rules and Orders and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities. Baloran was charged for the offenses and his bail was set at $4,000.00.

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