Prices at Wailuku pumps jump 12 cents
The average price of unleaded gas in Wailuku jumped 12 cents to $4.16 this week, according to AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
This week's average is 22 cents per gallon more than last month but 13 cents lower than a year ago, AAA Hawaii's weekly snapshot of statewide gas prices reported Thursday.
Statewide, the average price for regular gas was $4.25 per gallon, 7 cents more than a week earlier, 19 cents more than last month and 5 cents more than a year ago.
Honolulu's average gas price rose 7 cents to $4.20 per gallon, which is 21 cents higher than last month and 13 cents more than a year ago. In Hilo, the average price was $4.28 per gallon, 8 cents more than last week, 21 cents higher than last month and 13 cents less than a year ago.
AAA's gas prices are derived from the combined averages of the last card swipe of the previous day of fleet vehicle credit card transactions.
High-surf advisories for Maui, Molokai
The National Weather Service has posted a high-surf advisory for the north- and west-facing shores of Molokai and the north-facing shores of Maui until 6 a.m. Saturday.
Such advisories warn beachgoers of hazardous shore breaks, rip currents and shoreline erosion.
Surf was expected to rise to 12 to 18 feet along north-facing shores and 8 to 12 feet along west-facing shores, forecasters said.
For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or go online to www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Worker at Wailea resort charged in theft
A houseman at a Wailea resort was arrested in the theft of a camera and jewelry from luggage that had been checked in at the hotel bell desk Monday afternoon, police said.
John Bueno, 37, of Kahului was released after posting $1,000 bail on a charge of second-degree theft. A March 14 court date was set for him.
A couple from Marysville, Mich., had checked in the bags at 1:20 p.m. before the woman returned a few minutes later and asked for one of the bags so she could get her bathing suit, said Maui police spokesman Lt. Wayne Ibarra. He said that the bags were missing from the bell desk storage room.
The bags were later found after having been returned to the storage room, and it was discovered that the camera and jewelry, valued at $11,100, were missing, Ibarra said.
A review of video surveillance of the storage room showed that Bueno entered the storage room through the service elevator, picked up and concealed the bags in his work cart and left the storage room. A few minutes later, the video surveillance showed Bueno going back into the storage room and placing the bags back on a bellman cart, then again leaving through the service elevator.
Bueno had left work by the time the theft was discovered but was contacted and returned to the resort at 3:15 p.m.