MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Authorities Seek California Man Wanted for Violating Quarantine Orders

The Maui Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Joaquin Pelayo from California. Authorities say Pelayo has violated the mandatory fourteen-day travel quarantine, as stipulated under the Emergency Proclamation by Governor David Ige, in regards to the Covid-19 Pandemic and is subject to arrest under the Rules and Orders. Pelayo indicated he would be staying at a …

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Police Seek Help Locating Man Reported Missing

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Kody Genovia who has been reported missing by his family on the mainland. Authorities say Genovia last had contact with his family in February/March 2020.  He was last known to be residing in the Wailuku area.   Genovia may be operating a green Mini Cooper.   Police say …

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DNA Sample Connects Suspect to Cold Case Murder

The Maui Police Department reports that DNA recovered from a blood sample found near evidence in a 2000 sex assault and murder has been connected to the suspect Anthony Moreno. On December 5, 2019, at about 9 a.m., officials with the Palm Beach Sheriffs Marine Unit in Palm Beach Florida arrested Moreno for the 2000 rape and murder of Kimberly …

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MFD Extinguishes Kamaaina Road Blaze

The Maui Fire Department quickly extinguished a brush fire along Kamaaina Road and Maui Veterans Highway on Thursday. Crews arrived on the scene following an 11:32 a.m. alarm to find the blaze moving rapidly due to steady tradewinds in the area. MFD officials say the fire was under control by 11:50 a.m. and was deemed fully extinguished by 1:36 p.m. …

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Gov. Signals Intent to Extend Quarantine on Transpacific Travel

Governor David Ige was joined by all four county mayors during Thursday’s Community Connection session to discuss the reopening of businesses and activities in the state and counties. The leaders of the state answered public and media questions on what residents could expect in the coming weeks and months as Hawai‘i continues its fight against COVID-19. Viewers asked where and …

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Gov. Ige Approves Maui Mayor’s Proposal to Open More Businesses

Gov. Ige has approved Mayor Michael Victorino’s request to re-open most businesses and services, with modifications, starting Monday, June 1. “We are reopening Maui County cautiously and safely,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “While new COVID-19 cases continue to remain low, everyone needs to do their part to follow social distancing and sanitization practices, so we can maintain the good position …

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Man Sought in Wailuku Robbery Case

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the unknown male who is wanted in connection to a robbery case. Authorities say the incident took place at a Wailuku business on May 25. The male is described as Caucasian, between 5-feet-10-inches and 6-feet-3-inches, and is between 200 and 230 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. …

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Mayor: Broad Re-Opening of Businesses and Services to Begin June 1

Mayor Michael Victorino announced on Tuesday that the broad re-opening of businesses and services with health and safety guidelines will begin on Monday, June 1, in Maui County. The County’s proposed rules and re-opening date have been sent to the Governor and Attorney General’s Office for review and approval. The rules include health and safety modifications that businesses are required …

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DOH: Three Days – Zero Coronavirus Cases

During an afternoon news briefing Gov. David Ige called the Memorial Day weekend, “A great weekend in the fight against COVID-19. Including today, we have had three days in a row with no new cases. Zero.” He thanked everyone for their efforts which have resulted in Hawai‘i leading the nation in controlling the coronavirus outbreak. The governor again encouraged people …

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Increased Public Access in Haleakalā National Park to Begin May 27th

The National Park Service (NPS) is following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, as it begins to increase recreational access and services. The NPS is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.   …

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