3 teenagers are indicted in $1M fire at Pukalani
Two of the men are seniors at Maui's King Kekaulike High School
WAILUKU » A Maui grand jury has indicted two King Kekaulike High School students and a graduate for their alleged involvement in a fire that did more than $1 million in damage to the Pukalani Country Club.
High school seniors Richard Acorda and Maxwell Webster and graduate Dayton Valoroso, all 18, were arrested yesterday morning.
Acorda and Webster were arrested at the high school, and Valoroso turned himself in at the police station in Wailuku.
Acorda, of Pukalani, was released after posting $50,000 bail, and Webster, of Haiku, on $100,000 bail.
Valoroso, of Haiku, a 2005 graduate of King Kekaulike, was in jail yesterday evening and had not posted $100,000 in bail.
The three were indicted last week on one charge each of first-degree criminal property damage.
Police detectives have said a surveillance camera at the club recorded the arson as it occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on April 14.
Webster poured a can of gasoline on a cart, and Valoroso tossed a match to start the blaze, according to police.
The fire from the cart eventually burned the main golf barn and spread to the restaurant.
Police Lt. John Jakubczak said detectives are investigating other fires, including one that burned a portable classroom at Baldwin High School earlier this year.
Jakubczak said no evidence has been found linking the three to other fires.
The club has reopened the golf course and driving range but the restaurant remains closed.