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Haʻikū Man Charged in Missing Backhoe Case

September 15, 2015, 1:53 PM HST
* Updated September 16, 5:22 AM
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Devin Fulcher. Image Credit: Maui Police Department.

Devin Fulcher. Image Credit: Maui Police Department.

A Maui man was arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a backhoe from a sugar cane field in Pāʻia on Monday.

The incident was reported at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.

According to police reports, Maui Officers Chad Romero and Eric Grundy investigated the theft of the John Deere backhoe valued at $57,000 from Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company property.

Police say the machine was stolen from a cane field near the Pāʻia Mill and was equipped with a GPS tracking device.

At about 2 p.m. officers located the stolen backhoe on Puniawa Road in Haʻikū.  Police say Devin Fulcher, 28, of Haʻikū, was allegedly washing the backhoe when officers arrived.

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Fulcher was arrested and charged for Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle, and was released on $1,000 bail.

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