2 sought in attack on homeless man
Police are looking for two homeless men in their 20s who allegedly robbed another homeless man from Haiku on Tuesday afternoon at the Maui Marketplace in Kahului, police said Wednesday.
Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division said the 28-year-old man from Haiku told police he was hit on the head with a pipe Tuesday after he told a local Caucasian male that he didn't have the money he owned him for marijuana he received. The victim suffered a bump to his head.
After the suspect hit the victim on the head, a local Japanese man, who was eating lunch with the victim, was aware that the victim actually had some money and allegedly took $80 from the victim.
Both suspects then fled the area, Rego said.
The local Caucasian man is described as possibly being 25 years old and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighing 160 pounds with brown hair and a fair complexion.
The Japanese man is estimated to be 22 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing 170 pounds.
High-surf advisory until Friday evening
A high-surf advisory has been posted for east-facing shores of all islands from 6 a.m. today to 6 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
Surf is expected to be 6 to 8 feet high along east-facing shores.
There will be a strong shore break and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
Hana library will close for renovation
The Hana Public & School Library will close beginning June 21 for a roofing and air conditioner replacement project this summer.
The Hawaii public library system said that an announcement will be made when the library is ready to reopen. The book drop will remain open for the duration of the project.
Hana library patrons may visit other public libraries or the public library website www.librarieshawaii.org.
On the website, patrons may renew books and most library materials for an additional three weeks if there are no reserves on the items; browse the public library catalog for book titles, ebooks and digital audio books and the online database, which provides access to full-text materials from thousands of magazines, newspapers, journals and other publications; and get answers to brief informational reference questions using the "Ask-A-Librarian" E-Reference service.
Seat inspections offered Saturday
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 Maui Marketplace near Sports Authority 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 vehicle. An inspection takes a minimum of 30 minutes for each seat.
The inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.