At about 6 p.m. on Saturday 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 Pu`unene.
Police officials say that about 100 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.
Both men were 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.