Man arrested in alleged threatening case
A Wailuku man was arrested Sunday evening after he threatened his neighbors with a pipe, police said.
Bail was set at $1,200 for Takson Hans, 34. He was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree criminal property damage.
Before allegedly making the threats, police said Hans, who appeared to be intoxicated, used the pipe to damage a vehicle.
No one was injured. Hans was arrested at 6:17 p.m. at his residence on Kainalu Place.
Man held after reported knife incident
A Wailuku man was arrested Saturday after he threatened to stab his girlfriend with a kitchen knife, police said.
Oliver Naruo, 44, was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening. His bail was set at $1,000.
The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. after Naruo and the woman got into an argument at his residence, police said. No injuries were reported.
Task force initiatives taro meeting topic
The Taro Security and Purity Task Force will be holding a community meeting for taro farmers and the public from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Cafe O'Lei banquet room at the Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.
The meeting, which will be a potluck, will provide Maui taro growers and residents with an opportunity to learn about current task force initiatives to support commercial and subsistence taro farmers, to increase protections for taro lands, and to raise awareness of the importance of taro.
The task force is interested in hearing from Maui taro farmers about their concerns, challenges and successes, the news release said.
The taro task force was set up by the state Legislature and mandated to address issues facing taro and taro farmers across the state. Its members include taro farmers from each island, state agencies and institutions and other organizations.
For more information, contact Task Force Coordinator Emily Kandagawa at (808) 754-7395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The task force website is www.hawaiikalo.org.
Waterline work may impact flow of traffic
Waterline work in Haiku will disrupt traffic on Ulumalu Road tonight and early Wednesday, the county Department of Water Supply announced Monday.
Water department officials will cut and plug two leaking waterlines at the intersection of Hana Highway and Ulumalu Road. The project will begin at 9 p.m. today and is expected to be completed by 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the water department said.
During this time, the mauka-bound lane of Ulumalu Road from the Hana Highway intersection will be closed to traffic.
Motorists are advised to use Holokai Road or Peahi Road as alternate routes and follow traffic control measures.
Water service should not be affected.
Customers are asked to call the 24-hour service line at 270-7633 only if a water problem occurs.
Man arrested in assault of police officer
A 20-year-old Makawao man was arrested Saturday night after he punched a police officer investigating marijuana smoking at a residence behind Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli, police said.
Bail was set at $6,300 for Leonard Naihe. He was charged with first-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug and first-degree assault.
Police said that Naihe punched the officer in the face after Naihe was told he was being arrested at 11:42 p.m. The officer was treated at the Maui Memorial Medical Center emergency room and released.