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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Cruelty to Animals

On Saturday, June 8, 2019 at about 6 p.m. members of the Maui Police Department’s Vice Division Gambling & Morals Unit broke up a cockfight in the area of the Hawaiian Cement quarry off Kaimana Road in Puunene.


About one hundred people were watching a cockfight in progress. Two males were observed each pitting a gamecock that was fitted with a cockfighting weapon.


The two males were identified as 44 year old Shannon Mollena of Wailuku and 50 year old Marino Oliveros of Kahului. They were both arrested and charged for the offenses of Cruelty to Animals in the Second Degree and Possession of a Gambling Device. Their bail was set at $400 each. 

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