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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, July 21, 2001


Maui's mayor proposes 3 new sites for camping

WAILUKU >> A proposal to establish three camping sites on the Valley Isle has been sent to the Maui County Council.

Mayor James "Kimo" Apana announced the proposal following protests against police enforcing a ban on camping, the most recent at Papalaua Wayside Park in West Maui.

Apana has proposed establishing camping sites at Papalaua, Waihee Beach Park and Honomanu Beach Park in Keanae.

The proposal has been sent to the Council's Parks and Recreation Committee and Committee of the Whole.

DESCENT TO THE EHIME MARU


GREGORY MESSIER / COURTESY OF THE U.S. NAVY
The remotely operated vehicle Phoenix III was lowered
into the ocean south of Diamond Head yesterday to
start its 2,000-foot descent to the sunken Japanese ship
Ehime Maru. Phoenix was launched from the ship Ocean
Hercules, which is preparing the Ehime Maru to
be moved to shallower water.



Kauai charter boat sinks after swamped by waves

LIHUE >> A charter dive boat that was swamped by heavy seas Wednesday off the south shore of Kauai sunk shortly afterward in about 120 feet of water, the U.S. Coast Guard said yesterday.

All nine divers and three crew members aboard the Snorkel Cat were rescued by another dive charter boat.

The owner of the sunken boat, Kauai Divers, did not return calls seeking information.

GREAT WALLS OF FIRE


CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARBULLETIN.COM
A fireman stood in front of a burning mock oil-processing
unit Thursday at the Chevron Refinery in Campbell
Industrial Park. The unit was set afire so that firefighters
could practice special techniques for putting it out.



Hawaii team to seek remains in North Korea

Military investigators from Hawaii were to begin searching today for the remains of hundreds of American servicemen killed in the Chosin Reservoir area of North Korea in 1950, officials said yesterday.

The search is the first in the Chosin Reservoir area since the Korean War ended in 1953. The area was the scene of fierce battles in late 1950, when the 1st Marine Division was overwhelmed by a surprise Chinese army assault and was forced to withdraw under fire.

Searches and excavations have been done elsewhere in North Korea since 1996, yielding 107 sets of remains.

Corrections and clarifications

>>Tony Sellitto won one state boys basketball championship while at Maryknoll School, as well as several Interscholastic League of Honolulu titles. A story in Thursday's sports section said incorrectly that he had won one ILH title and omitted the fact that he had won a state title.

>> Attorney Scott Collins' last name was misspelled as Colleens on first reference yesterday in a story about his client Fidel Eviota being arrested on theft charges involving state construction funds.

>>A jury was deadlocked on an assault charge against Joseph Poomaihealani III. A story on page A-3 in late editions yesterday said incorrectly that the jury had aquitted him. The court declared a mistrial on the assault charge. The state is free to retry him on that count.

>>Jay Griffin is the new coastal conservation organizer for the Sierra Club of Hawaii. A story on A-4 Wednesday said incorrectly that his name was Jeff Griffin.


Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

WINDWARD OAHU

Kaneohe man admits hurting 6-month-old girl

A 21-year-old Kaneohe man was arrested for assault Thursday for allegedly causing injuries to a 6-month-old girl.

Police said the infant was dropped off at her grandparents' home on July 2. The grandmother noticed bruises on the girl, who also appeared to have a fever.

When she took the infant to a hospital, police said, X-rays revealed fractures to the girl's arms and legs.During the investigation, police said the man admitted assaulting the girl.

HONOLULU

2 prisoners recaptured after weeks of freedom

Police have recaptured two inmates who escaped from the Oahu Community Correctional Center's Laumaka Work Release Center.

A 30-year-old man who escaped from the center July 2 while in leg shackles was arrested Thursday night at a Fort Weaver Road address.

Police found him hiding in a closet.

A tip to CrimeStoppers lead police to that address.

The other escapee, a 46-year-old man who had been missing from the Laumaka facility for more than a month, was recaptured Thursday morning in downtown Honolulu.

The man was allowed on furlough June 15 and failed to return.

Police say man using phone to harass 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 received a telephone call at home Wednesday from a man who identified himself as a doctor and told her to commit sexual acts on herself.

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

Fishermen on stalled boat use cell phone to get help

WAILUKU >> Four fishermen aboard a stalled 27-foot boat off North Maui used a cell phone Thursday to call for help.

Assistant Fire Chief Alan Cordeiro said a county helicopter kept the boat in its sight until rescue officials had it in tow back to Kahului Harbor Thursday morning.





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