Assault and abuse charges in stabbing
A 22-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday morning after her husband reported being stabbed in the hand, police said.
Shalei Pahukoa was being held in lieu of $2,000 bail. She was charged with second-degree assault and abuse.
The victim reported that he and Pahukoa had argued when she punched him on the lip and stabbed him in the hand with a kitchen knife at about 9:30 a.m. fronting their tent on Lani Place in Wailuku, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
He said the man suffered a half-inch cut on his hand.
High-surf warning for islands' shores
A high-surf warning has been posted for north- and west-facing shores of Maui, Molokai and Kahoolawe and for west-facing shores of Lanai through 6 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said Thursday.
The unusually long-period northwest swell is generating the high surf, expected to be 20 to 30 feet.
The swell also will produce infrequent large waves on nonadvisory area shorelines. Sudden changes in wave run-up and overwash are possible, the weather service said.
Beachgoers should use caution when venturing near the water's edge, with waves occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors, making navigating harbor channels dangerous, the weather service said.
Boaters also are warned to be aware of increased numbers of surfers and bodyboarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.
The surf also will generate dangerous rip currents.
Due to the large breaking surf and dangerous currents, the weather service warns of possible injury if entering the water.
Kanakanui Road to be closed for run
Kanakanui Road will be closed to traffic from Alanui Kealii Drive to Keonekai Road from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday for the Kamalii Elementary 5K Fun Run.
The cost is $20 for those ages 13 and older; those younger are free.
Race day sign-ups will be accepted. T-shirts will be given to paid participants as well as light refreshments after the event.
The run is a benefit for the school and helps support physical education, dance, music and arts programs.
Homeowner released in drug lab case
The owner of a Kihei residence where police reported finding a clandestine drug lab has been released from police custody pending further investigation.
Deborah Davidson, 45, was arrested Monday, four days after the methamphetamine conversion lab was located when police executed a search warrant at her home at 144 Luakaha Circle.
She wasn't at the residence. Police arrested a 52-year-old man in whose bedroom the lab was found, police said. He was later released pending further investigation.
Drugs, ammunition and six mopeds also were seized from the residence, police said. The mopeds were either reported stolen or suspected of being stolen, police said.
Curtis Welch, 40, who was described as Davidson's live-in boyfriend, was arrested Sunday night and released pending further investigation.