Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, July 20, 2001

Soldier falls into gulch, calls MPs from Wahiawa

A 25th Infantry Division soldier was taken to Wahiawa General Hospital this morning with back injuries he received after he fell into a gulch.

Capt. Stacy Bathrick, Army spokeswoman, said the soldier failed to report in at about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. He was participating in an exercise on the land navigation course in the Army's air assault school located near California Avenue.

The soldier apparently was able to make is his way to a home in Wahiawa where he called Schofield Barracks' military police station for help, Bathrick said.

No information was available on his condition.

H-3 tunnels to get baths over the next 2 weekends

Tunnels along the H-3 freeway will be closed for cleaning over the next two weekends, the Department of Transportation said. Pearl Harbor-bound lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. tomorrow until 7 a.m. Sunday.

Kaneohe-bound lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. July 28 until 7 a.m. July 29.

Motorists are advised to take alternative routes.

2nd Punahou Carnival stabbing suspect arrested

Another suspect has been arrested in connection with a Feb. 2 stabbing at the Punahou Carnival.

Police on Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old man under the suspicion of attempted second-degree murder after stopping him driving a stolen car. Police previously arrested an 18-year-old inmate at Oahu Community Correctional Center and two boys, ages 15 and 17. The victim, a 15-year-old boy from Village Park, was stabbed twice in the chest.

Aiea Public Library closing for repairs

Aiea Public Library will be closed Thursday through Saturday to prepare for installation of new computers.

The branch at 99-143 Moanalua Road, will reopen at 9 a.m. July 30.

The book drop will be closed during the project, but materials may be returned to nearby branches such as the Salt Lake-Moanalua branch or Pearl City Public Library.

Police warn of phone-sex harassment of children

Honolulu police are warning the public of a man who may be sexually harassing children over the telephone.

Police said a 12-year-old girl on Wednesday received a telephone call at home from a man who identified himself as a doctor and told her to commit sexual acts on herself.


>> Christopher MacDonald, Lori Ann Admiral, Margaret Chesler, Kealani Rosskopf, Lee-Ann Arakaki and Duane Miller have been awarded Paul S. Honda Scholarships for International Education. The six community college students will be given an opportunity to study abroad this summer. MacDonald and Arakaki, students at Kapiolani Community College and Leeward Community College respectively, will study in Japan. Admiral, a student at Kapiolani Community College, will travel to France. Chesler, who attends Kauai Community College, will study in India. Rosskopf, a student at Leeward Community College, will travel to Spain. Miller, a student at Kauai Community College, will study in Argentina. The Honda Scholarships will provide $15,000 in funds to the winners this summer.

>> Pesefea Fiaseu and Lyle Maiava have been awarded football scholarships to the University of Hawaii and the University of Wisconsin, respectively. Fiaseu was also the Gatorade Hawaii State Football Player of the Year and served as student council president. Maiava served as senior class president. The two are 2001 graduates of St. Louis School.

>> X. Maximillian and Z. Marshall Ignas have been selected to attend the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. The two Punahou School students will study advanced music during the eight-week camp.

>> Hawaii Pacific University's student newspaper, Kalamalama, has been awarded two national awards by the American Scholastic Press Association. The newspaper received the national award for Best Community Service for its April 2000 article on the Hawaiian Humane Society. The paper also received a national first place with special merit award in the division for college and university newspapers with more than 2,500 students.

>> Ian Birnie has been named president of the Rotary Club of Hilo for 2001-2002. Other newly named officers and directors include Jim Cheney, vice president; Karen Repsher, secretary; Ivan Yamamoto, treasurer; Chris Tamm, sergeant-at-arms; Janet Snyder, club service chair; Stew Hussey, community service chair; Donna Chalmers, vocational service chair; Glen Fujinaga, international service chair; Mitchell Dodo, New Generations chair; Dirk Yoshina, attendance chair; and Mike Pearring, Rotary Foundation chair.

>> Michael Abe has been chosen to participate in the Japan-U.S. Senate Scholarship program this summer. Abe, a student at Punahou School, traveled to Japan this month to stay with a host family and participate in program activities. The scholarship is administered by Youth for Understanding International Exchange.

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Father has son arrested for allegedly stealing car

A 47-year-old Village Park man turned in his own son for allegedly stealing his car this week. Police said the man contacted police to file a report after he discovered his vehicle missing from his driveway on Wednesday. Police said the man’s 21-year-old son returned several hours after the car was reported stolen yesterday morning. The father called police, who arrived and arrested the son for auto theft.

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