Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Sunday, July 14, 2002

Forums to discuss tobacco control grants

Statewide meetings will be held this month to help nonprofit organizations or community groups develop grant proposals for tobacco prevention and control programs.

Funds are available from the Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund, administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation.

The meetings will be held as follows:

>> Oahu: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Room 309, state Capitol.
>> Maui: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, MEO, 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku.
>> Big Island: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Tutu's House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Hwy., No. 305 (formerly CarQUEST), Waimea.
>> Kauai: 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Lihue Library, 4344 Hardy St.

The meetings will cover requests for proposals for tobacco programs and services, youth cessation and prevention programs, best tobacco prevention and control practices and what to include in a grant proposal.

For more information, visit

Help sought in cleanup of the Hamakua Canal

Clean Waterways Around Kailua is looking for more volunteers to help clean up the Hamakua Canal.

The cleanup is set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday between the Pali bridge and the Hamakua bridge.

Showers and a free lunch will be available for volunteers at noon on the banks of the canal at Creekside Lounge.

For more information, contact Ted Rodgers at 262-5212 or, or David Smith at 286-9016 or

Life Foundation calls for more volunteers

The Life Foundation, Hawaii's oldest and largest AIDS service organization, is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions.

They include case management assistants, transportation aides, meals program assistants, receptionists, homemakers and licensed massage therapists and hairstylists. Training will be held Aug. 3.

Volunteers also are needed to monitor the bicycle route and rest stops during next weekend's Paradise Ride.

For more information, call Staci Tamashiro, volunteer coordinator, at 521-2437.

Corrections and clarifications

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Managing Editor Frank Bridgewater at 529-4791 or email him at

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Man, 75, from China dies after car crash

A 75-year-old Chinese national from Beijing died after the car he was riding in crossed into the closed Zipper lane on the H-1 freeway at 6:45 a.m. yesterday.

Police said the car was traveling eastbound on the freeway near the Manager's Drive overpass when the four-door sedan crossed into the Zipper lane and struck the yellow safety barrels.

The driver, a 78-year-old Makakilo man, told police the sun was in his eyes before the crash.

The driver and his 61-year-old wife were treated and released at the Queen's Medical Center. The victim's wife, 71, was in critical condition yesterday, according to police.

The victim died at the hospital at 8:37 a.m.

The couple in the front seat were wearing seat belts, while the victim and his wife were not, police said.

2 women are arrested in fraud and theft case

Police arrested two Pearl City women who allegedly conned an 84-year-old woman out of $98,000 over a period of five months.

The victim thought she was investing in a company, and the women took her shopping at several stores, including Macy's and furniture stores, police said.

"They endeared themselves to her," said Detective Jill Kaui. "She agreed to everything."

The suspects, 49 and 55, depleted her savings and got her to charge large amounts on her credit cards from February to last Friday.

The suspects were released pending further investigation. They face possible charges of second-degree theft, attempted theft, securities fraud and unlicensed sales.

Police were notified after employees at the woman's bank noticed the large cash advances and advised her to call police.


Man stabbed with screwdriver at bar

A 43-year-old Waikiki man who went out for a smoke while drinking was stabbed with a screwdriver Friday afternoon at a Waikiki bar, police said.

When the victim went back to the Hideaway Lounge on Dudoit Lane, a 20-year-old man blocked his entrance and stabbed him, police said. A fight ensued, and the victim found his wallet with $60 missing after the suspect fled.

Police did not release information on the extent of the victim's injuries.


14-year-old boy arrested for burglary

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy on first-degree burglary charges after he was found inside a neighbor's Pensacola Street apartment Friday evening.

The 27-year-old woman returned home and discovered the teen inside her apartment, located at 1535 Pensacola St., police said.

Several neighbors detained the suspect until police arrived and arrested him at 6 p.m.

The suspect was released pending further investigation.

Teen YMCA volunteer is accused of threats

Police arrested a 14-year-old Nuuanu YMCA volunteer Friday after he allegedly threatened two teenage volunteers on several occasions with a knife.

On one occasion the suspect pointed a knife at the neck of a 13-year-old girl, and on several occasions used the knife to intimidate a 15-year-old boy, police said.

YMCA staff contacted police upon learning of the threats, which may have been going on since June 8.


Tractor driver hurt in collision with car

A 60-year-old Waialua man was in critical condition yesterday after his farm tractor was hit by an oncoming car Friday night on Farrington Highway in Waialua.

The man on the tractor was heading east and making a left turn onto Ku Place when a white four-door sedan traveling westbound struck the tractor at 8:50 p.m., throwing him to the pavement.

The man was taken by helicopter to the Queen's Medical Center.

The driver of the car, a 19-year-old man from Waialua, was not hurt.

Police said speed may have been a factor in the case. The accident is being investigated as a negligent injury case.

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