Maui police have arrested and charged a New York couple for violating COVID-19 quarantine rules, according to the Maui Police Department.
On Thursday evening, police arrested Andrew McLeod, 25, and Kadijah Wills, 26, both from New York, and charged the couple for six counts of rules and orders violations, including unsworn falsification to law enforcement.
Police investigating the case said McLeod and Wills arrived in Maui on Wednesday. Upon arrival at Kahului Airport, they were screened, and indicated that their quarantine location would be at a Lahaina resort. They were instructed to travel directly to their hotel for their mandatory, 14 day quarantine.
But the couple failed to travel directly to their hotel, and were instead seen inside a Kahului grocery store. After checking with the Lahaina resort, officers learned that McLeod and Wills had not checked in.
Police then contacted Wills via phone, and she said they had checked in to a Wailea resort, then hung up.
After making checks with the Wailea resort, police learned that the couple had been there, but had then checked out, and were attempting to check into another Wailea resort. Kihei patrol officers tracked McLeod and Wills down at 4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, where they were detained until an MPD Quarantine Task Force Officer arrived and took over the investigation.
The couple’s bail has been set at $14,000 each. As of 9 a.m. this morning, both remained in police custody.