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Maui Man Arrested After Allegedly Attempting to Set Fire to His Residence

February 21, 2020, 1:03 PM HST
* Updated February 24, 7:28 AM
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Robert Hartmann. PC: Maui Police Department

Maui police arrested and charged a Wailuku man with first degree arson and terroristic threatening after he allegedly attempted to set fire to his residence in ʻĪao on Thursday night.

The incident was reported at 9:28 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

Police say 57-year-old Robert Hartmann threatened the lives of “several of his neighbors” and threatened to set the house on fire, according to a police investigation.

Police say he then attempted to set fire to his home.  As a result of the actions, several victims reported that they feared for their lives, according to police.

No injuries were sustained and the investigation is ongoing.


Hartmann was being held in lieu of $11,000 bail.


He is scheduled for an initial court appearance today.

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