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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Sunday, January 13, 2002


Maui mayor to sign bill requiring camp permits

WAILUKU >> Maui Mayor James Apana plans to sign a bill that would establish a permit system of camping at Papalaua Wayside Park in West Maui.

Some residents have complained about homeless people occupying the beach.

"The public is crying for us to clean up the area," Apana said.

The County Council passed the bill Friday.

Apana said he will be meeting with his parks director to discuss ways to enforce the permit system.

Council Parks Chairwoman Jo Anne Johnson said residents who once camped there have avoided using Papalaua as a camp site, and the bill will help to remedy the problems.

Kamehameha education plans to be discussed

Kamehameha Schools will hold public community meetings on how it will execute the first five years of a 15-year strategic plan to recommit its focus on education.

The following meetings will be held on Oahu:

>> Tomorrow, Castle High School cafeteria, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
>> Tuesday, Haleiwa Elementary School cafeteria, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
>> January 28, Nanaikapono Elementary School cafeteria, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The school's Strategic Implementation Plan is available on the Kamehameha Schools Web site, www.ksbe.edu. A hard copy is available by calling 523-6211.


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Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

HONOLULU

Papakolea man dies after crashing stolen bike

Police say a 34-year-old Papakolea man was killed while riding a stolen motorcycle on Tantalus Drive early yesterday morning.

The man was driving a 1995 Kawasaki GXR when he failed to make a turn, went off the roadway and struck a concrete drainage ditch at about 2:45 a.m. west of Makiki Heights Drive, police said.

The man was taken to Queen's Medical Center where he died, police said.

This was the 5th traffic fatality this year compared to 4 accidents last year at the same time.

2 suspects arrested in McCully group assault

Police arrested two 20-year-old men who were among a group of men who allegedly beat a 22-year-old man with sticks and pipes in McCully Friday night.

Police said a group of men confronted the victim and some of his friends because they disliked each other in high school.

The victim said he didn't want to fight anymore, but the men chased him down and hit him over the head with sticks and pipes.

The two suspects were released pending further investigation.

Sailboat runs aground in Kalihi Channel

A 29-foot sailboat ran aground in the Kalihi Channel outside Keehi Boat Harbor yesterday evening and two people aboard were brought to shore.

The Honolulu Fire Department reported it received a 911 call from the people on the boat at 7:05 p.m. Rescue crews searched for and located the vessel before 8 p.m. and brought the people ashore uninjured, a fire department spokesman said.

WINDWARD OAHU

Manoa man accused in sex assault on woman

Police are seeking a 53-year-old Manoa man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 41-year-old Waimanalo woman while she was unconscious due to a prescription drug.

The woman reported the Thursday night assault Friday, police said.

She told police that the man, her ex-boyfriend and father of her son, was at her home to see her son Thursday when she became incapacitated by a prescription medication.

She awoke later that night to find the man sexually assaulting her.

Police were still trying to locate the man last night.





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