Arrest in Lahaina bank robbery case
Police arrested a Lahaina man Monday in connection with the Territorial Savings Bank robbery in Lahaina last week.
Turner Terry, 22, was charged with second-degree robbery. Bail has been set at $50,000.
The incident began around 10:30 a.m. Thursday when Terry walked up to a teller before leaving without saying a word, said Lt. William Juan, police spokesman. He said Terry returned about 20 minutes later and walked up to a teller and placed a note on the counter.
The teller opened a drawer, took out an undisclosed amount of money and placed it on the counter, Juan said. He said Terry left with the money and note and headed north toward Papalaua Street. Lahaina patrol officers searched but could not locate him.
Security cameras near the bank captured images of the suspect. Police arrested Terry around 3 p.m. Monday through investigation and tips from the community, Juan said.
Estimated $102,000 in damage in blaze
Two vehicles and a Quonset hut were destroyed in a fire in Haiku on Monday morning, with damage estimated at $102,000, fire officials said.
Firefighters responded to an 11:30 a.m. call and found the 800-square-foot structure at 250 N. Honokala Road "totally involved with fire," Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said.
He said the 20-by-40-foot structure and all of its contents were destroyed along with two vehicles parked nearby.
No injuries were reported.
The blaze began as a brush fire that burned about 2 acres between Waipio and Honokala roads. Both fires were extinguished at 2:02 p.m., Mainaga said.
He said the Quonset hut appeared to be a personal storage building containing farming and shop equipment. Damage was estimated at $15,000 for the structure and $85,000 for its contents, all of which were lost.
The two vehicles were being used for parts and their value was estimated at $1,000 each, Mainaga said.
He said the fire started while some welding was occurring, creating some sparks that ignited cardboard boxes nearby.
Maui officials set to appear at gathering
State Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran and state Rep. Angus McKelvey, both Maui County lawmakers, and Maui County Council Chairwoman Gladys Baisa will appear at the Condominium Council of Maui gathering Wednesday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu.
They will be discussing legislation and bills that affect condominium owners and associations, a news release about the event said.
Also appearing at the event will be attorneys Phil Nerney and John Morris.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A lunch buffet is included.
For more information, go to the website www.mauicondocouncil.com.
Oahu-Maui cable slated to be discussed
"Electromagnetic Fields from Submarine Transmission Cables and Routing Options for an Oahu-Maui Cable" will be the topic of a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The gathering will be held at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place in Spreckelsville, and is the first in a series of community discussions to address issues raised by a proposed grid connection between Maui and Oahu.
Topics to be covered include existing submarine cables, NextEra's preliminary preferred cable route, route alternatives, electromagnetic fields and thermal effects, marine species of concern in Hawaii and avoidance strategies, the news release said.
The gatherings are organized by Maui Tomorrow Foundation, the Mayor's Office of Economic Development and NextEra.
Meeting on Haleakala park happenings
Haleakala National Park will hold a meeting in Kipahulu from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kalena Triangle.
The public is invited to meet park staff, to learn about the park and to get updates on park happenings.
Car, booster seat inspections scheduled
In observance of National Child Passenger Safety Week, 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 on Dairy Road in Kahului.
Trained technicians will be available to inspect child seats and instruct people on proper use and installation.
Those interested in having child car seats checked to see whether they're properly installed should show up with the child, car seat or booster seat and car. 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.
More information is available at the Facebook page www.facebook.com/mauichildpassengersafety.