Fire doused behind Liholiho Street
Wailuku firefighters extinguished a brush fire that was directly behind two houses on Liholiho Street, with overgrown grass burning to less than 1 foot from the rear patio deck of one residence Thursday morning, a fire official said.
Wailuku and Kahului firefighters responded to the 10:41 a.m. alarm initially reporting a structure fire. When firefighters arrived, neighbors had knocked down the flames with garden hoses and alerted and evacuated occupants, said Capt. Bram Denhaan, acting Fire Department public information officer.
No damage was reported to the house. The fire's cause couldn't be determined.
Suspect charged in drugstore robbery
Police charged a 36-year-old homeless man with the robbery Wednesday morning of the Longs Drugs pharmacy in Lipoa Center in Kihei.
Bail was set at $50,000 for Dell Roberts, who is also known as Delmar Roberts, said acting Lt. Wendell Loo of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said Roberts was charged with first-degree robbery.
The robbery occurred at 9:28 a.m. when a man walked into the store and demanded oxycontin from the pharmacist, police said. The robber said he had a weapon, although he didn't brandish one, police reported.
After being given the drugs, the robber left the store, fleeing on a moped.
On Thursday morning, Kihei patrol officers arrested Roberts, who fit the description of the suspect, police said.
Police seek suspect in robbery of man
Police on Friday were investigating the robbery of a homeless man whose belongings were stolen when he was punched in the face while riding his bicycle Thursday night on South Kihei Road, police said.
The robbery was reported at 11:05 p.m. near Mana Kai Maui, according to police records.
The 41-year-old man was riding his bicycle when someone came out of the bushes and blindsided him, punching him in the face, said acting Lt. Wendell Loo of the Criminal Investigation Division. The robber took the victim's grocery bag, which contained some of his property, before getting into a vehicle and leaving the area, he said.
The victim was treated for lacerations.
Judiciary sending juror questionnaires
The state Judiciary is mailing approximately 235,000 juror questionnaires to randomly selected residents, including 55,000 on Maui, during the first week of August.
The questionnaires are used to help select people who may be eligible to serve as jurors in 2014.
Those who receive a questionnaire have 10 days to complete and return the questionnaire to the Jury Pool Office. Anyone who fails to respond may be penalized.
To be eligible to serve as a juror, a person must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, a resident of Hawaii, and be able to read and understand English.
Community School for Adults to enroll
The Community School for Adults will register students for fall classes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to an announcement.
Classes begin Aug. 12.
The school offers secondary education diploma programs, English language classes and substitute teacher certification.
For more information, call 873-3082 or visit the campus at 179 Kamehameha Ave. It is located across the street from the Sears store at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
Kahoolawe waters to be open to troll
The waters around Kahoolawe will be open for trolling Aug. 10, 11, 24 and 25, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission announced.
All vessel operators interested in trolling around the island must register annually with the commission before entering the reserve. Registered vessels also are required to file a catch report with the commission, whether fish are caught or not.
There is a $25 permitting fee.
Boaters' access to the reserve is restricted to protect marine life and to exercise caution with the ongoing presence of unexploded ordnance. During two scheduled weekends per month, limited trolling is allowed for permitted vessels in reserve waters deeper than 30 fathoms.
To register or for more information, contact Dean Tokishi at 243-5889, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to kahoolawe.hawaii.gov. Registration packets are also available at the state Division of Boating and Recreation at 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road.