Hawaii Sex Offender Search app available
A Hawaii Sex Offender Search mobile application for Android and Apple devices is available for downloading.
The state attorney general's Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center officially released the app Wednesday. It allows users to search the justice data center's database for names of registered sex offenders and information on their residences and business addresses.
"This new app will further enhance the public's ability to access important information concerning the presence of sex offenders in their communities," said Attorney General David M. Louie.
The free mobile app is available for Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices through those companies' app stores.
Users without a mobile device may view an online directory of Hawaii registered sex offenders at sexoffender.ehawaii.gov/sexoffender.
The creation and deployment of the app are a collaborative effort between the justice data center, the state Office of Information Management and Technology, and Hawaii Information Consortium LLC.
Downed power lines affect traffic signals
Two power lines in Kahului burned and fell to the ground after coming in contact with a Genie Lift on Thursday afternoon, a Maui Electric Co. spokeswoman said.
The downed lines on Hobron Avenue cut power to about 60 customers and traffic signals in the area at 2:41 p.m., said Kau'i Awai-Dickson of MECO.
Maui Police Department spokesman Lt. William Juan said that the power outage affected a number of traffic lights on Hana Highway from Hobron Avenue to Haleakala Highway. Police officers were stationed at Hana Highway intersections with Kamehameha and Hobron avenues, he said.
Juan said that traffic was light and estimated traffic delays at about 5 minutes. There were no injuries or accidents as a result of the power outage, he said.
After isolating the downed electrical lines, the circuit breaker was closed to restore power to the majority of customers at 2:48 p.m., Awai-Dickson said.
At about 4 p.m., an estimated 27 customers remained without power, she said. Crews continued to work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.
Power was restored as of 4:30 p.m., she said.
Help sought in locating woman's family
Police have identified a pedestrian who died when she was struck by a pickup truck in Lahaina last month as 51-year-old Roselie Miller of Lahaina.
Police Vehicle Homicide Unit investigators are asking for the public's help in locating any of her family members.
The crash occurred at 11:45 p.m. Dec. 23 as a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck headed south on Honoapiilani Highway near Hinau Street, police said. The truck drifted into the bicycle lane, hitting Miller, who was in the lane while crossing the street, police said.
She died at the scene of the collision.
A 32-year-old Wailuku man was driving the truck.
Police said investigators have been making numerous attempts to contact Miller's family, but all indications are that she may not have any immediate family members in the United States.
Anyone with information on Miller's family is asked to call officer Jonathan Kaneshiro of the police Vehicle Homicide Unit at 244-6364.