A Maui police officer was arrested Thursday for investigation of felony theft, the Maui Police Department said.
Maui police said the 26-year-old officer has been with the force for almost five years.
He was arrested about 6:40 p.m. for investigation of second-degree theft, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison, and released pending investigation. Taking property or services valued at more than $300 is one definition for second-degree theft, according to state law.
MPD also opened an administrative investigation and placed the officer on leave.