Bail set at $3,200 in assault, robbery
Bail was set at $3,200 for a Kihei woman who went into her ex-husband's residence, broke his television set, and punched and hit him with a broom Monday afternoon in Kihei, police said.
Officers responding to the residence on Kaiola Place at 4:30 p.m. observed Kyra Frate, 26, punching the victim in the face, causing a laceration on his lower lip, as he tried to keep her out of the residence, police said.
She was charged with abuse, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and third-degree criminal property damage.
Police were called after Frate entered the home uninvited and went into the bedroom, where her ex-husband and a friend were watching television, police said. Frate got into a verbal confrontation with her ex-husband and threw his television, breaking it, before he was able to get her out of the room, police said.
She hit him and bit him on the arm before going outside, grabbing a broom and striking him on the chest and back, police said.
The 28-year-old victim declined treatment for abrasions to his chest, left shoulder and neck, as well as bruising and swelling to his lower back.
Woman arrested in knife assault case
A 30-year-old Wailuku woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting her ex-boyfriend with a knife at a Happy Valley laundromat, police said.
Bail was set at $14,000 for Serena Perrells-Hapakuka. She was charged with second-degree assault and seven counts of violating an order for protection.
Police said the assault occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Nov. 11 when Perrells-Hapakuka contacted the 53-year-old victim while he was at the laundromat. She allegedly used a 4-inch steak knife to try to puncture the tires of his moped. He tried to grab her and suffered a laceration to his right index finger from the knife, police said.
Perrells-Hapakuka was arrested Friday morning.
In the days before the assault, Perrells-Hapakuka had contacted the victim in violation of a court order for protection he had obtained, police said.
Offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday
Federal, state and county offices will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving.
All public libraries and county pools also will be closed.
County residential trash pick up will not be affected.
The Central Maui Landfill will be open from 6 a.m. to noon and the Molokai Landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.
EKO Compost and the Olowalu, Hana and Lanai landfills will be closed.
The Maui News business offices also will be closed.