Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, August 27, 2002



>> The McInerny Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Gender Specific Women's Program, administered by Fresh Start Inc., for the expansion of its staff and services.

>> Bank of Hawaii has awarded $10,000 to Akaku: Maui Community Television for support of its Youth Education Outreach Program.

>> The National Endowment for the Humanities has given $170,238 to the East-West Center in Honolulu, $5,000 to the Lyman House Memorial Museum in Hilo and $5,000 to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation on Maui.

>> The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council's After-School Class Initiative has received a $5,000 grant from Friends of Hawaii Charities Inc. to fund a new public school class site for the upcoming school year. PAAC and Radford High School's International Learning Center offer for-credit classes after school called "Upload of the World: Global Studies and Media Literacy."

>> The Hawaiian Humane Society has received $26,000 from the Sophie Russell Testamentary Trust for its microchip identification campaign; $15,437 from the Ellen M. Koenig Memorial Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation for its cat adoption campaign; $10,000 each from the Verizon Foundation and First Hawaiian Foundation for a new shelter management computer system; and $5,000 from the Atherton Family Foundation for spay/neuter surgeries.

>> Goodwill has been awarded $10,000 from the Cooke Foundation toward job training in certified nursing assistance, computer technicians and paraprofessional human-service workers. Goodwill also will provide job placement services to program graduates as part of its goal to promote economic self-sufficiency to the disabled.

Academic awards

>> Six high school seniors in Hawaii will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education from the 2002 Burger King Scholars Program. Recipients are Ryan Rubianes, Damien; Shannon Riley, Maryknoll; Roy Alan Goo, Punahou; Shella Mae Valdez, Kauai; Stacey Okawa, Mililani; Allison Pagampao, Baldwin.

>> Leilani's on the Beach restaurant named Art Fillazar and Ray Mohrman as its Educators of the Month for February and March, respectively. Both receive gift certificates to the restaurant, and their names will be added to a perpetual plaque. Fillazar is the student activities coordinator at Lahainaluna High School, and Mohrman is an English teacher and an assistant coach of the boys basketball team.

>> Debbie Kula, a math teacher at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, was among 110 educators awarded a 2002 Radio Shack National Teacher Award for commitment to academic excellence in math, science or technology. Kula, the school's Internet club adviser and math team coach, received a $3,000 cash award and a $500 Radio Shack Tech Tool Grant for her school.

Corrections and clarifications

>> Hawaiian Airlines Inc., which will retain its name as a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings Inc., is in final discussions with a candidate for the dual position of president and chief operating officer to replace Robert Zoller. A story Saturday on Page C1 incorrectly stated that the candidate was a finalist for the dual position of chief executive officer and chief operating officer. John Adams is the company's chairman, president and CEO.

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

A 21-year-old woman died yesterday morning in a traffic collision in Pearl City. Officials identified the victim as Jonalynn Nakamoto of Honolulu.


Man critically injured by vehicle on bridge

A man believed to be in his 70s was in critical condition at Queen's Medical Center after he was struck by a vehicle on the McCully Street Bridge about 5:50 this morning.

Police closed the bridge to traffic in both directions to conduct a traffic investigation. No other details about the accident were available.


Driver of stolen car badly hurt in collision

A 37-year-old Pearl City man is in critical condition at Queen's Medical Center this morning after crashing a stolen car head on into a pickup truck in Kailua last night.

The collision occurred about 10:37 p.m. on North Kalaheo Avenue near Kalama Beach Park.

Police said the man was traveling toward Kaneohe when the car crossed over the double-solid yellow line and crashed into the on-coming pickup truck.

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to Queen's where the driver of the truck, a 26-year-old Kailua man, was treated and released.

A 41-year-old Honolulu woman, a passenger in the car, was treated at Castle Medical Center.


Traffic fatality ID'd as Jonalynn Nakamoto

The Honolulu medical examiner has identified the woman who died yesterday in a traffic collision in Pearl City as Jonalynn Nakamoto, 21, of Honolulu. Nakamoto was a passenger in a car making a left turn from Kamehameha Highway onto Puu Momi Street at 12:18 a.m. when the car was hit by a van heading in the opposite direction.

The driver of the car, a 22-year-old Honolulu man, was in fair condition yesterday at Queen's Medical Center. The 19-year-old woman driving the van was treated and released.

Ewa Beach man sought after father is injured

Police are looking for a 35-year-old Ewa Beach man who allegedly seriously injured his father during an argument at their Auwaha Street home. Police said the incident happened about 6:40 p.m. Sunday. The father told police his son hit him on the head with an unknown object and then fled. The 64-year-old man was taken to Queen's Medical Center where his condition had improved to guarded.

Feds, HPD seek man for different reasons

A man being sought by U.S. marshals for a federal probation revocation warrant is also wanted by Honolulu police for questioning in connection with last Wednesday's fatal shooting near Waipahu High School.

Erick Ledford is not a suspect in the shooting but may have information in the case, said Detective Ted Coons.

Hayward E. Julio, 30, died after he was shot in the head, chest and back as he sat in a rental car on Waipio Point Access Road. Police are looking for two women who fled in a late-model Pontiac Grand Am.

Anyone with information about Ledford or the shooting is asked to call Coons at 529-3053 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME by cellular telephone.


Man held in alleged gun threat at beach

Police arrested a 22-year-old man at Alan Davis Beach near Sandy Beach Park after he allegedly threatened two people with a gun Sunday morning.

Police said a 22-year-old man and a friend were sleeping on the beach when the suspect approached them at about 4:30 a.m. The suspect revealed a handgun and asked the victims if they wanted a hole in their head, police said. The suspect walked away without harming either person.

Police were called, and the suspect was seen leaving the beach in a pickup truck. Police arrested him for terroristic threatening and a firearm violation.

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