Will 2015 Be The Year Wailuku Town Gets Parking Meters?

When the great history of Maui in the 21st century is written, the year 2015 will go down as the beginning of the Post-Taguma era. Residents–especially those who live and work in Wailuku Town–have been celebrating the retirement of Maui Police Officer Keith Taguma for weeks now. Each year for the past three decades, Taguma’s […]

UPDATE: Ramzey Hoopii had “head injuries when brought onboard” -Captain David Jung

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.51.15 PM

A passenger aboard the Maui Princess spotted a body of a male in the Lahaina Harbor roadstead upon the ferry’s entry into port. The unresponsive unidentified male was pulled aboard in pouring rain and efforts were made to resuscitate. The Maui Princess had passengers from Kaunakakai Harbor aboard. The Maui Princess is ferrying passengers while the […]

2014 Maui Year In Review

This was a year of great storms, both political and climatic. It’s the year we got the new governor that apparently everyone wanted, and the year some of Maui’s most powerful and infamous police officers decided to hang up their badges (some more willing than others). This was the year Kimo Apana attempted to make […]

Maui Police To Increase Traffic Enforcement During Holiday Season

Keith Taguma Kushman Maui Police Department

Bet you didn’t see this one coming: the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section will boost their traffic enforcement during the last two weeks of November. ” Officers will be on the lookout for those who are speeding, not wearing seatbelts, and using Mobile Electronic Devices while driving,” said Sergeant William Hankins of the Maui PD’s Traffic […]

Maui PD Releases ‘Stop Or Get Stopped’ Campaign Results


And yet another cutesy-titled Maui Police campaign has come to a close. You can breathe easier, kids: the MPD’s 14-day “Stop or Get Stopped” push against people who run red lights and stop signs is over. “As with all of our traffic enforcement campaigns our goal is to raise awareness, educate the public as well […]

Maui Police Launch Another Law Enforcement Campaign With A Cutesy Name*


The Maui Police Department, which previously brought you the law enforcement campaign “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” has come up with yet another operation with a cutesy name. From Oct. 6-19, the MPD will conduct a “Stop or Get Stopped”** campaign that, according to an Oct. 1 department news release, is “focused on motorists […]

TONIGHT: New Maui PD Chief Tivoli Faaumu Appearing Live On Akaku

Chief Faaumu

If you’re curious about what newly minted Maui PD Chief Tivoli Faaumu thinks about law enforcement, then you might want to tune into Akaku Channel 55 tonight at 5pm (you can also see it on Akaku.org and hear it on K-AKU 88.5 on your FM dial). Shaggy Jenkins will interview Faaumu live. Worried that Faaumu won’t talk about […]

QuizUnderstood: Four Maui PD Officers Did WHAT At The Lahaina Station?


1. On Sept. 5, the University of Hawaii sent out a news release saying that grad student Mohuhano “Mo” Tu‘ikolongahau had just won the 2014 Hawaii Woodshow’s Spirit of the Show Award for “the most creative use of underutilized Hawaii-grown non-native wood species.” What did Tu‘ikolongahau make that won him the award? A. Table B. […]

Maui Robocops: Looking at the militarization of the Maui Police Department


Imagine a robot that can maneuver through a building, climbing stairs and opening doors. Imagine that it can record what it sees and talk to people. Now imagine that it can hold and use a firearm. If that sounds like science fiction, think again: the Maui Police Department recently took possession of a robot that […]

Maui PD Makes 240 Arrests During ‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign


Considering it was a concerted local effort on behalf of a national campaign, you’d think the Maui Police Department would have arrested more people for drunk driving as part of its recent “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” push. But according to a Sept. 2 news release from the department, just 57 out of the […]