Alleged assault nets evaluation
A 29-year-old homeless man was admitted to Maui Memorial Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation after he was arrested Saturday night for throwing a large rock at another man in Happy Valley, police said.
The victim reported confronting the other man and telling him to leave after hearing him yelling and swearing at his dog at 8:45 p.m. on North Market Street, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
He said the man threw a fist-sized rock at the victim before running onto Mokuhau Road. He was located at a residence and arrested for investigation of second-degree assault before being hospitalized.
Child car seat inspections set
Free child car seat and booster seat inspections will be done from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Maui Marketplace on Dairy Road in Kahului.
Those interested in having child car seats checked to see whether they're properly installed should show up with the child, car or booster seat and car. An inspection takes a minimum of 30 minutes for each seat.
The inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis.
The inspection Saturday follows one last month where most of the 25 car seats checked had problems.
Under state law, child car seats are required for children under age 4. Children from ages 4 to 7 are required to be restrained in either car seats or booster seats while riding in vehicles.
Information about upcoming child car seat inspections is available on Facebook by looking up Maui County Child Passenger Safety at www.facebook.com/mauichildpassengersafety.
Jewelry missing after burglary
Glass cases were broken, and numerous pieces of jewelry were stolen in an early-morning burglary Tuesday at a Makawao custom jewelry store, police said.
The burglary at Maui Master Jewelers on Baldwin Avenue was reported at 1:15 a.m., with patrol officers on scene within three minutes, police said.
The door to the business was pried open, and glass cases were broken inside, police said.
An investigation was continuing.
KIRC talk for permitted trollers
The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission Ocean Resources Program will be holding a talk story session for registered permitted trollers and the public at 6 p.m. Friday at the Lihikai Elementary School cafeteria.
To be discussed are permitted trolling catch reports and other issues. There will be a question-and-answer session as well.
To sign up for the meeting or for more information, call Dean Tokishi at 243-5889.
Woman held in drug case
The owner of a Kihei residence where police reported finding a clandestine drug lab was arrested Monday in the Lahaina Patrol District, police records show.
Deborah Davidson, 45, was being held at the Wailuku Police Station cellblock Tuesday afternoon.
Police were looking for her after the methamphetamine conversion lab was found in the bedroom of a 52-year-old man living at the home at 144 Luakaha Circle, police said.
The lab, as well as drugs and ammunition, were seized when Crime Reduction Unit and Special Response Team officers executed a search warrant at the home Thursday, police said.
Six mopeds, including two that were reported stolen and four that were suspected of being stolen, also were found at the residence, police said. The man was later released pending further investigation.
Curtis Welch, 40, who was described as Davidson's live-in boyfriend, was arrested Sunday night in Lahaina and later released pending further investigation.
Man held on theft charges
A Wailuku man was being held on burglary and theft charges following the theft of a custom surfboard from a Waiehu garage and the burglary of a residence in the Kehalani subdivision in Wailuku on Monday.
Bail was set at $7,000 for Christopher Walden, 26. He was charged with first-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree theft.
Police were called to investigate the surfboard theft from the open garage on Lower Waiehu Beach Road at 10:20 a.m. after neighbors tried to stop Walden after seeing him pull up in a car, police said. After obtaining the car's license plate number, patrol officers stopped the vehicle near Iao Parkside before Walden got out and ran, police said. The car was impounded.
Before Walden was arrested at 12:10 p.m., he illegally entered a relative's house on Poniu Circle, stealing a suitcase and a laptop computer, police said.
Walden was located at McDonald's in Wailuku and arrested.
Police were continuing an investigation.