Bail $30K in case of counterfeit bills
Bail was set at $30,250 for an Upcountry woman arrested for allegedly bailing herself out with counterfeit money two months ago, police said.
Arianna Tavares-Pszyk, 23, was charged with three counts of first-degree forgery and one count of fourth-degree theft.
Tavares-Pszyk was originally in jail in mid-September and posted $500 bail with the help of a friend, police said. On Sept. 19, a court officer found six counterfeit $5 bills in her bail amount, which was reportedly taken out of Tavares-Pszyk's purse by her friend.
Through further investigation, detectives found all the bills to have the same serial number, and two more incidents were reported at the McDonald's in Pukalani.
The first occurred Sept. 17, when Tavares-Pszyk used fake $5 bills to buy $26.18 worth of food, police said. The second occurred four days later; however, she made no purchase and fled when the manager recognized her from the first incident.
Tavares-Pszyk was arrested on other charges Tuesday, police said, and she was identified by McDonald's employees.
Seabury will host a Lego robotics event
Seabury Hall will host the Maui Nui First Lego League Robotics Competition on Saturday, beginning with a welcoming ceremony and introductions from 11:45 a.m. to noon at the school's Erdman Athletic Center.
Schools from Maui, Molokai and Lanai will compete. The "Nature's Fury" Robotics Challenge runs from noon to 2 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held from 2 to 2:30 p.m., according to a schedule of events.
Competition sponsors include Seabury Hall, Maui Electric Co., Friends of Hawaii Robotics, the Robotics Organizing Committee and Maui Economic Development Board with its Women in Technology and Ke Alahele Education Fund programs.
For more information, visit www.hawaiifll.org.
Library open today, to close for holiday
Public schools, state, federal and county offices will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day.
It also is a U.S Postal Service holiday.
Because of the holiday, the Makawao Public Library will be open today. All public libraries will be closed Saturday through Monday.
The Hana, Lanai and Molokai landfills will be closed Monday. The Central Maui Landfill and EKO compost will be open from 6 a.m. to noon. The Olowalu Recycling & Refuse Convenience Center will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.
County trash pickup will not be affected.
All county pools will be open.
The Maui News offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
County to auction abandoned vehicles
Maui County will auction abandoned vehicles beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 22 in Puunene on Pulehu Road between Hana Highway and Hansen Road, according to an announcement.
Although the event begins at 9 a.m., bidders are required to check in and register between 8 and 8:50 a.m. Registration is free. Bidders need to provide a driver's license, current address and phone number.
Children under 12 are not allowed in the vehicle storage area.
Payment for all sales must be in cash, cashier's check or money order, with payment in full at the close of the auction. No personal checks will be accepted.
Vehicles are sold in an "as-is" condition. No refunds will be made.
The auction date is subject to change because of weather conditions or schedule conflicts.