Burglary, theft charges for man
A 22-year-old Lanai City man was arrested Monday when police found stolen items inside the man's house, police said.
Ryan Malec was charged with three counts of first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. Bail was set at $65,000.
At 8:40 a.m., police executed a search warrant on the man's residence on Kukui Circle, Lt. Derrick Lopez, commander of the Lanai Patrol District, said. Police found clothing and household and other items that were reportedly stolen. The total value of the items was about $1,490, he said.
All three burglaries occurred at night and at the same residence between Feb. 8 and April 20. On each occasion, nearby residents reportedly saw the man and an adult female exiting the residence while the owners were away.
Police are still looking for the female suspect.
Man arrested in alleged theft
A 30-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing a moped last month, police said.
Bail was set at $12,000 for Kamaka Villegas, who gave no local address. He was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and second-degree criminal property damage.
On April 5, the red Kaitong moped was reported stolen around 1:45 p.m. inside a gated parking lot on Vevau Street near Kulanaa'o Apartments, police said.
Witnesses reportedly saw a man load the vehicle into his silver Honda CR-V and drive through the closed gate. The gate sustained $12,000 in damage, police said.
Villegas, who fit the description of the man involved in theft, was arrested at 5:55 p.m. Monday, following a warrant and an all-points bulletin. The moped has not been recovered, police said.
DMVL will close, be relocated
The Lahaina Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing satellite office will be closed from Monday to May 15 as it relocates to its new space at the Lahaina Gateway Center.
The Lahaina DMVL office is currently located at the Lahaina Center. It will reopen for business on May 16 at 335 Keawe St., Suite 209.
DMVL offices in Kihei, Pukalani and the Kahului Service Center will remain open.
For more information, contact the DMVL Call Center at 270-7363.
Emergency training scheduled
A Community Emergency Response Team basic training course will be held this month at Kihei Elementary School.
Classes will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on scheduled weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on scheduled Saturdays.
The 28-hour training will be held Tuesday, May 9, 11, 14, 16 and 18.
Sponsored by the Maui Civil Defense Agency, the training is taught by Maui Fire Department instructors and is provided free of charge under a Homeland Security grant.
CERT programs help residents to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. This course educates people about hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
For more information, go to the website www.mauicounty.gov/cert. Class size is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact Civil Defense at 270-7285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.