4 Arrests Made During 2014 Lahaina Halloween
By Wendy Osher
Last night’s Halloween festivities in Lahaina attracted approximately 30,000 people, up from last year when there were around 28,000 revelers in attendance, according to police estimates of the crowd size. There were also approximately 500 kids dressed in costume that participated in the keiki Halloween parade down Front Street earlier in the evening.
Like last year, police called the event a success, saying the majority of revelers stayed within guidelines, while a small percentage displayed behavior that resulted in police action.
A total of four adult males were arrested during the event for the following infractions: outstanding bench warrant and resisting arrest; third degree promotion of a detrimental drug; disorderly conduct; and operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.
Police also issued seven traffic citations on Front Street during the event.
Maui Police Sergeant Audra Sellers said other related reports included 10 medical assistance cases, and multiple lost and found property cases.
According to police, Front Street was reopened to motorists at around 11:15 p.m. without incident as pedestrians were moved back onto sidewalks and out of the main roadway.
In addition to the estimated 100 police that were assigned to the event, other personnel that assisted with event safety included personnel with the Maui Fire Department, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Prosecutors Office, and the office of the Corporation Counsel.
In an after action report Maui Police thanked the Lahaina community and merchants for helping to make Halloween on Front Street 2014 a “successful, safe and family friendly” event.