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UPDATE: Capobianco Caught With Contraband at MCCC

February 20, 2017, 12:42 PM HST
* Updated February 20, 1:59 PM
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Steven Capobianco. PC: 12.28.16 by Wendy Osher

UPDATE: Feb. 20, 1:56 p.m.

The Hawai‘i Department of Public Safety reported that an undisclosed contraband item was confiscated.

It is pending investigation.

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A male inmate at the Maui Community Correctional Center was caught with contraband in his possession yesterday at approximately 6:45 p.m.

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The inmate is identified as Steven Capobianco.

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The item, wrapped in black tape, was recovered by correctional officers during visitation hours at the facility.

Capobianco was arrested by Maui Police and faces possible contraband possession-related charges. The contraband incident is under investigation by the Maui Police Department.

“I commend our staff for their fast work in responding to a suspicious incident, and discovering the contraband quickly and efficiently,” said Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda. “Staff did everything they were trained to do.”

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Maui Now has contacted the Hawai‘i Department of Public Safety regarding the exact nature of the contraband and will post more information as it becomes available.

Capobianco is a pending trial for Murder 2 and Arson 2. He is incarcerated at MCCC, awaiting sentencing for those charges.

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