Clinic glasses now available for pickup
Those who were fitted for glasses during the Tropic Care Maui County health clinics last month may pick up their glasses, the county announced.
Most of the glasses for Hana, Molokai and Lanai have been disbursed, but another 250 pairs remain in the Mayor's Office in the Kalana O Maui building and 50 pairs at St. Theresa Church in Kihei.
The glasses were made by the U.S. military as part of the free medical, dental and vision services provided by Tropic Care Maui, which ran June 4 to 12 at free clinics in Wailuku, Kihei, Lahaina, Hana, and on Molokai and Lanai.
Those who would like to pick up their glasses should call the Mayor's Office at 270-7855 or St. Theresa at 879-4844 to confirm that their glasses are ready.
Kaupo blaze extinguished - fire official
A fire believed to have been intentionally set by fireworks in Kaupo was declared extinguished Monday afternoon, nine days after it started, a fire official said Monday.
The size of the fire, initially reported to be 65 acres, was revised to 87 acres after the plotting of Global Positioning System coordinates taken from the Fire Department's Air One helicopter, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
The fire started July 13 and had been reported contained the following night before reigniting. Firefighters had extinguished hot spots and monitored the fire before reporting no activity for the last five days.
Man faces robbery charge after incident
A 30-year-old man was charged with robbery after he assaulted three security employees when they tried to stop him after he was seen shoplifting from a Lahaina store last week, police said.
Duane Parton, who gave no local address, was charged with second-degree robbery and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $22,000.
Lahaina patrol officers went to the Foodland store in Old Lahaina Center in response to a report of a theft occurring at 8:59 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived, Parton was seen struggling with a store loss-prevention officer, police said.
Parton became combative and resisted as officers subdued and arrested him, police said.
He had been seen leaving the store without paying for $77 worth of merchandise, police said.
Pukalani woman arrested in alleged theft
A 40-year-old Pukalani woman was arrested on a theft charge for allegedly stealing a purse containing jewelry and other property from a Lahaina residence, police said.
Davelyn Mahi was released after posting $2,000 bail on a second-degree theft charge, police records show.
The theft occurred Friday when Mahi went to the apartment of a man she had met. A purse belonging to the man's wife and containing jewelry and other personal belongings worth $5,871 was stolen, police said.
Mahi was arrested Sunday when the victim called her to return to the apartment and identified her as the suspect, police said.
Bank warns of fraudulent phishing scam
Central Pacific Bank reports fraudulent phishing attempts to obtain debit card information from bank customers via text and automated voice messages, the bank said.
The phishing attempt is not specific to CPB. However, the bank is advising all customers not to open any suspicious messages.
If any bank customers receive a suspicious message, do not respond and immediately delete the message.
For customer safety, the bank will never request confidential information via unsolicited phone, email or text messages.
Any customers who have responded to a phishing attempt or have any questions or concerns may call the customer service center at (808) 544-0500.