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Researchers now know more about the 10 beached whales in Kihei

Researchers now know more about the 10 Pygmy Killer Whales that were stranded in Kihei on Maui last month. A team of doctors from the University of Hawaii performed a necropsy on August 29, that’s like an autopsy for animals.  “We determined other animals that we necropsy are an immature female, an immature male, a lactating female and a pregnant …

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Arrest Made in Moreira Monsalve Murder Investigation

On September 20, 2019, Bernard Brown was indicted by a Maui Grand Jury for the murder of Moreira Monsalve. Brown was taken into custody by the FBI Violent Crime Task Force and the Sacramento Police Department and is awaiting extradition back to Maui. Brown’s Bail has been set at $1,000,000.00. Mayor Michael Victorino has been informed and commends the Maui …

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Governor Ige Considers four Nominees to Fill Circuit Court Vacancy on Maui

Governor David Ige received a list of four nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission Friday, for a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui). The judicial office has been vacant since the retirement of Circuit Judge Joseph E. Cardoza in June 2019. The nominees are: Lance D. Collins is an attorney in private practice who is also …

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Kahului Man Suffers Critical Injuries in Moped Crash on Dairy Rd.

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at approximately 7:08 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at the intersection of Dairy Road and Hukilike Street in Kahului.  The collision occurred as a white 2015 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan, operated by a 41-year old male from Lakewood, Colorado, was traveling northeast on Dairy Road when he negotiated a left turn onto Hukilike Street. …

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Family Displaced After Fire Burns Hakina Place Home

The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Hakina Place on Thursday evening. Firefighters arrived on the scene just before 7:30 p.m. and conducted a fire attack to extinguish the blaze. It was deemed out by 11:53 p.m. The Red Cross is aiding the eight people living in the dwelling were displaced by the fire. No human injuries …

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Four Rescued from Strong Current in Ka`anapali

The Maui Fire Department responded to swimmers in distress in the area of Black Rock in Ka`anapali on Wednesday. According to officials, a husband and wife were swimming when they were caught in a rip current just off the point in the area. Bystanders got them to the rocky shore on Keka`a Point and a jet ski brought them safely …

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Brush, Abandoned Vehicles Caught Ablaze in Wailuku

The Maui Fire Department responded to the Pi`ihana Road, and Neiki Place area of Wailuku on Tuesday night for reports of a fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a brush area and multiple abandoned vehicles on fire. The blaze was deemed extinguished by 1:24 a.m. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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Police ID Victim in Fatal Kahului Collision

The Maui Police Department’s Traffic Investigators have identified the victim in a motor vehicle collision that occurred on September 11 in a parking lot located at 200 Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului. Authorities say the victim was 41-year-old Jeremy Tackett.  Tackett’s family has been notified of his passing. Investigators also identified Chanel Abilay as the sole occupant of the first vehicle …

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Maui Police Release Details of Homeless Man Shot with 12 Gauge Shotgun in Kahului

Detectives from the Maui Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have identified Manuel Nunes Jr. as the offender in a shooting that occurred in the early hours of September 12, 2019.  Nunes Jr. used a twelve gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot to shoot Douglas Balinbin in the upper back and back of his head following an argument between the two.  …

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Police Open Attempted Murder Case After Man Shot in Kahului

On September 12, 2019 at about 4:24 a.m. Officers from the Wailuku Patrol Division were dispatched to investigate reports of a shooting in the area of Hoohana Street.  Officers found that a vagrant male suspect shot another vagrant male victim after both were involved in an altercation. The male suspect was injured while being subdued by other vagrant individuals in …

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