Wailuku man a suspect in theft
A Wailuku man was charged with theft for allegedly taking a deposit for a language translation system that he didn't deliver, police said.
Bail was set at $1,000 for Brysen Freitas, 25, on the charge of second-degree theft.
He was arrested Monday after an all-points bulletin had been issued for his arrest in the investigation initiated Nov. 11, police said.
The owner of A Saigon Cafe had given Freitas a $2,500 check as a deposit for the system, which he didn't deliver, police said.
Workshop to focus on depression
"Depression: Getting Back on Track" is the topic of the Mental Health America Maui County Branch workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Clinic.
The event, presented by Bill Staton, is free and open to the public.
This session will cover recognizing the symptoms of depression and providing the tools to take care of and to move past depression. Topics include setting up short-term goals for success and reviewing the relationship between thoughts, feelings, behaviors and physical symptoms.
To register and for more information, call 243-6484 or 270-7308. The clinic is located at 55 Maui Lani Parkway in Wailuku.
Science fair will be held Thursday
The 54th annual Maui Schools Science and Engineering Fair with 87 projects from intermediate, high school and home-schooled students in Maui County will be held Thursday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center.
Members of the public will be able to view the projects from 2 to 4 p.m., with an awards presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. Starting at 8 a.m., the research and display projects will be judged.
About a dozen projects will receive blue merit ribbons and trips to the state science and engineering fair April 7 to 9 on Oahu.
Surf warning halted; advisory continues
A high-surf warning was canceled Tuesday afternoon while an advisory remained in effect until 6 a.m. today for north- and west-facing shores of Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui, the National Weather Service announced.
A northwest swell had peaked as of late Tuesday, and surf was expected to gradually diminish through this morning. High surf was forecast to continue producing dangerous rip currents for swimmers and beach erosion.
After reaching a peak of 18 to 24 feet high Tuesday afternoon, surf was expected to lower to 6 to 10 feet today on north-facing shores and 3 to 6 feet on west-facing shores.
For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or go online to www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.