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Mobile Homes for Lahaina?  “We could have them set up within 48 hours”

HNN: … On Alfy Basurto’s Puunoa Estates property in Lahaina, there are two tiny homes destroyed not by the fire on Aug. 8 but by high winds.

“They were picked up into the air 20 to 30 feet, and they were slammed back on to the ground. Then walls were ripped off and it was just terrible,” said Basurto.

Basurto lost his own home in the Lahaina fire in a different part of town.

But at Puunoa Estates, an upscale gated community, he’s hoping to house other wildfire survivors for free through his nonprofit — Rebuild Maui 808.

“That’s the idea. People want to get out of the hotels and they want to have something that resembles life again,” said Basurto.

“We could have them set up within 48 hours,” he added.

He has one mobile home and wants to bring a total of 12 to the property. His new mobile home has a kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom, bunk beds and it’s off the grid from power, water and sewer.

But his plan has hit a big snag.

The Puunoa Homeowners Association filed a lawsuit a month after the Lahaina disaster accusing Basurto of illegal grading, grubbing and construction work to “market and sell tiny homes.”…

read … Neighbors in Maui gated community sue property owner over plan to house wildfire survivors

Law enforcement makes third big bust of illegal fireworks in two weeks

KHON: … About 35,000 pounds of illegal fireworks were found during a routine inspections of a shipping container coming into Hawaii from the mainland.

This is the third bust of illegal fireworks for the Department of Law Enforcement in two weeks.

…To date, the task force has seized nearly 105,000 pounds of illegal fireworks since its inception about five months ago….

read … Law enforcement makes third big bust of illegal fireworks in two weeks

Tentative Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting By Honolulu Police

CB: …Financial details have not been released because the City Council must finalize the deal. ….

The suit accuses the officers of using excessive and unreasonable force and also claimed the Honolulu Police Department has a “pattern” of retaining police officers who have engaged in misconduct. Correa was fired in 2005 after he was involved in a car crash while off duty and was accused of fleeing the scene. He was later reinstated after his termination was converted to a six-month suspension.

In 2021, the Hawaii Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review Board ruled that Dumlao and Correa were justified in shooting Thomas and recommended that the officers not be prosecuted.

Dumlao is still employed as a police officer and Correa is a sergeant, according to Civil Beat’s salary database. …

PDF: Complaint _01.27.2021

read … Tentative Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting By Honolulu Police

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