$70,000 worth of stolen lei, knives returned to store
WAILUKU, Hawaii — Police have recovered about $70,000 worth of merchandise that was stolen from a Maui store, but are still searching for the remaining items estimated to be worth $30,000.
Police returned 12 of the stolen Niihau shell lei to Maui Hands on Tuesday. The store’s owner, Panna Cappelli, said the staff was in tears as the officers reunited them with the lei.
Cappelli said most of the items returned were the “priceless, collector, mu- seum pieces.”
Surveillance video caught a man smashing the store’s glass door on July 17. In less than a minute, the man stole 25 of the rare lei and five expensive knives. sign it into law.
Those in opposition say the bill intrudes on people’s private lives, while backers say those under 18 have no choice but to stay in a vehicle if an adult is smoking.
The bill applies to electronic smoking devices as well as tobacco cigarettes.
County and Kauai County have similar laws in place.
Smoking with a minor in a vehicle has been outlawed on Hawaii Island since 2010. On Kauai, smoking with anyone under 13 was outlawed in July 2016. Nine other states or territories across the U.S. also have similar restrictions. ••• Associated Press