MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Kihei Man Arrested for Travel Quarantine Violation

The Maui Police Department has arrested a 66-year-old Kihei man for Violation of the Rules and Orders of Travel Quarantine. Steven Wright was arrested on Saturday after police received a tip via the [email protected] portal relaying that Wright was violating his quarantine. One of the reporters suggested that Wright was seen in the Kihei area on Friday. Wright reportedly arrived …

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Shooting Incident Allegedly Happened at MPD Officer’s Home

The Maui Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred at an off-duty MPD officer’s home. On Saturday, December 12, at around 11:06 p.m. officers responded to a residence in Waiehu for a report of a male who had been accidentally shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered the residence unoccupied and were informed the victim had been taken to the …

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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 …

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Man Involved in Sunday Vehicle Collision Dies

The Maui Police Department reports that the man injured in a Dec. 13 vehicle crash on Dairy Road has died. Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew Perreira succumbed to his injuries that were sustained in this crash and died while at a Maui Memorial Medical Center. On Sunday, December 13 at approximately 11:48 a.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred on Dairy Road at the …

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Thousands of COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive

Hawai’i received another shipment of COVID-19 vaccines today. The Hawai‘i Department of Health received 3,900 doses of the vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech. This precious cargo was distributed to Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children, Straub Medical Center, Pali Momi Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Queen’s Medical Center West O‘ahu and the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. These medical facilities will …

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Kahului Man Busted For Suspicion Of Selling Undersized Ahi

After receiving an anonymous tip a pair of officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) cited a 37-year-old Kahului resident on suspicion of selling undersized ahi. The species is one of the most popular food fish in Hawai‘i. At 3 p.m. yesterday, DOCARE officers cited Crispin B. Santos, after an investigation, based on reports he was …

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Gov. Ige Reduces Quarantine for Travelers Into State

Gov. David Ige signed a 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation reducing the state’s mandatory self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state and traveling between counties from 14 to 10 days. The new policy takes effect tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 12:01 a.m. The change is based on updated recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the …

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Wailuku Resident Arrested for Violating Travel Quarantine

On Sunday at about 10:30 a.m., 34-year-old Jordan Ware of Wailuku was arrested for Rules and Orders, pertaining to quarantine violation. Investigation reveals that on Sunday, December 6, 2020, Ware arrived on Maui from Oahu. Upon arrival, he did not have a negative, pre-travel COVID-19 test, and was subject to quarantine until Saturday, December 19, 2020. Multiple tips between December …

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Live Skunk Captured At Kahului Pier

 A live skunk was found and captured this morning at a maritime container yard at Pier 1 in Kahului, Maui. The skunk was spotted roaming around in the container yard early in the morning and was reported to harbor security by a biologist surveying for stranded sea bird fledglings. Harbor security personnel contacted Maui plant quarantine inspectors with the Hawai`i …

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Accidental Shooting Under Investigation

The Maui Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that took place on Saturday around 11:06 p.m. According to officials, officers responded to a residence in Waiehu for a report of a male who had been accidentally shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered the residence unoccupied and were informed the victim had been taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency …

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