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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, October 19, 2002


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CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
Cars lined up last night going west on the H-1 freeway near Aeia Hieghts Drive. Three lanes were closed due to road construction.




Freeway construction
causes H-1 traffic jam


Traffic on the H-1 freeway westbound was backed up for miles last night because of construction on the freeway.

The state Department of Transportation closed the three left lanes of the H-1 freeway westbound between the Pearl City Interchange and the Waipahu offramp from 9 p.m. yesterday until 3 a.m. today to replace pavement markers.

Police said traffic was backed up past Red Hill on the Moanalua Freeway through the end of the construction area.


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[ TAKING NOTICE ]

GRANTS

>> Read Aloud America has received a grant of $14,792 from the Mo' Bettah Together Program of the Hawaii Community Foundation to begin a new community-based program at Nanaikapono Elementary School.

>> St. Francis School has received $5,000 from G.N. Wilcox Trust and $5,000 from the Frear Eleemosynary Trust to resurface its gymnasium floor.

>> Bank of Hawaii has awarded $100,000, to be distributed over two years, to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement to launch its Community Builders Program. This initiative is designed to educate Hawaiian organizations about federal funding sources, and equip them with the technical assistance to obtain funding and to implement their programs.

A pilot venture of the program has already resulted in new funding for the Hana Marketplace on Maui, the Anahola Community Center on Kauai, and a project to build low-income housing across the state.


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Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

HONOLULU

Authorities ask public to help identify suspect


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Honolulu police and the state Department of Public Safety are asking the public for help in locating a car and identifying the suspect in the attempted murder of two deputy sheriffs earlier this week.

Investigators say on Thursday at 6:45 p.m., two deputies stopped a 2000 Daewoo at a security checkpoint at Lagoon Drive and Kawena Street because it had flashing blue lights. The deputies determined the car was stolen and the man driving the car refused to get out of the vehicle and instead drove toward the deputies, striking both of them. Several shots were fired at the car as it approached.

Police are still looking for the car, a light green, four-door sedan with license plate number JJU 136 that may have bullet holes in the windshield. The suspect is described as a man in his mid-20s, with a fair complexion, clean shaven and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a khaki baseball cap and a T-shirt.

Anyone with information about this case may contact Detective Alex Garcia at 529-3843. Anonymous calls may be made to CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or by dialing *CRIME on a cellular telephone.

Police arrest suspect outside police station

Police arrested a 41-year-old man last night in connection with the Aug. 22 robbery of the American Savings Bank Liliha branch. The suspect was featured on CrimeStoppersalert in August. The suspect, who has no permanent local address, was arrested just outside the Honolulu Police Department's Main Station.

LEEWARD OAHU

Police seek witness in homicide trial

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are looking for a witness in a homicide case.

Preston Scott Baltazar is wanted for four contempt warrants and is a witness for the trial in the homicide of William Van Winkle of Waianae.

Police believe a group of teenagers confronted and beat Van Winkle in the early morning hours of July 14 on their way to the Waianae Boat Harbor. A jogger found Van Winkle's body on the basketball courts at the park and an autopsy showed that he died of blunt head trauma.

Police believe Baltazar to be in the Leeward Oahu area, possibly Ewa Beach or Waianae. Baltazar, 21, is described as 5-foot 10 inches tall. He weighs 140 pounds and has black hair, brown eyes, a mustache and a goatee.

Anyone with information about Baltazar's whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers anonymously at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.



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