MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Maui cop charged for flashing

A Maui police officer accused of exposing himself to women and children and masturbating in front of them earlier this year has been charged with nine counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree. For the first time, John Salomon’s his wife talks to the media about what might have ticked him off. She said her husband had a mental …

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Sakamoto Pool to Close for Maui Fair

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Division announced the pool closure hours for the Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool in conjunction with the Maui Fair. The hours are as follows: Thursday, Sept. 24: Closed noon – 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 27: Closed all day Monday, Sept. 28: Open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. …

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Update to the Fatal Accident in Kahului

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at approximately 7:15 pm, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at Hana Highway at Dairy Road. The collision occurred as a blue 2014 Dodge van, traveling east on Hana Highway, collided into a pedestrian crossing southbound on Hana Highway. The pedestrian, a (44) year old male with no local address, was not in a marked crosswalk …

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High Surf Advisory for South Maui Shores

EVENT: The National Weather Service has CONTINUED a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 p.m. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. EFFECTS: A strong low pressure system near New Zealand last week generated open ocean swells …

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Lahaina resident dies in fatal moped crash

On Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at approximately 10:21 pm, a Motor Vehicle Crash Occurred in the area of Honoapi’ilani Highway and Shaw Street in Lahaina. The crash occurred as a 2014 moped, traveling south on Honoapiilani Highway (30) just past Shaw Street, struck the raised curb on the west side shoulder of the roadway. Lone operator of the moped subsequently …

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Major Hawaii airports seek entity for Wi-Fi concession operation

The Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division (DOTA) is seeking qualified, experienced entities to install, operate, and maintain a free Wi-Fi concession at Hawaii’s major airports–Honolulu International Airport, Kahului Airport, Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hilo International Airport, and Lihue Airport. Interested parties should access the DOTA website at http://hidot.hawaii.gov/airports/doing-business/concession-notices and click on the Notice to Proposers link to access …

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Free statewide child safety seat checks for Maui

Committed to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe when on our roadways, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), four county police departments, and child passenger safety advocates will participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week. During Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 13-19) and throughout the year, Hawaii’s child passenger safety technicians are dedicated to helping parents and caregivers learn how to correctly …

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DLNR closing coastal areas, to assess following arrival of tsunami waves in Hawaii

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will keep closed its coastal and low-lying state parks and forest areas (including wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves and game management areas) on all islands on Thursday morning until staff are able to monitor adjacent ocean conditions for safety before reopening them. This action is being taken in the interest of public safety, …

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County Beach Parks to Close Until Further Notice Due to Tsunami Advisory

A tsunami advisory for Maui County and the State of Hawaii remains in effect this evening, due to an 8.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile earlier this afternoon. All Maui County beach parks will close this evening at their usual time but will stay closed tomorrow morning until further notice. An update will be issued after ocean conditions …

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Police request assistance in identifying suspect in Asian Cuisine theft case

On the morning of 08/23/2015, an unknown male (depicted in the photograph) unlawfully entered the secured restaurant of Asian Cuisine in Kahului and stole an undisclosed amount of money from within before fleeing the area. Anyone having information regarding the identification of this male is asked to contact the Maui Police Department at (808) 244-6400, Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966 …

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