Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, February 21, 2003

Lane closures set for Nimitz, Sand Island

The state Department of Transportation has announced nighttime lane closures at the Nimitz Highway-Sand Island Access Road intersection beginning Sunday through March 1.

Street-light conduits and drain inlets will be installed during this period.

Lanes in both directions will be closed on the Sand Island road.

On Nimitz, one lane between the Keehi Interchange and Mokauea Street will be closed.

Closures will happen between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday and throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Windward residents asked to save water

The Board of Water Supply is asking Windward Oahu residents from Kaaawa to Waimanalo to conserve water today and tomorrow while crews work to replace a badly corroded water main along Kamehameha Highway just Kahuku of Kaaawa Valley Road.

Work will begin at about 12 noon today and continue until at least 6 a.m. tomorrow. The Kaneohe-bound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed and traffic will be contra-flowed for the duration of the work.

Conservation is needed by Windward residents because there will be less water available, with the main coming from Punaluu shut off. Residents are asked to postpone optional chores such as lawn-watering and car-washing.


Corrections and clarifications

>> Iolani Palace received a $1.5 million one-time allowance from the state last year. A story on refurbishing that ran on Page D1 Monday said incorrectly that the funds are awarded annually.

>> C.R. Dudley is a part-time employee of the Star-Bulletin. In a column note on page A10 Tuesday, it was incorrectly stated that he was a former employee.

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


Gunman surrenders, ending hotel standoff

An armed fugitive surrendered at about 9:45 a.m. after a overnight standoff with police at the Hawaii Naniloa Resort in Hilo.

The gunman had taken a 51-year-old guest hostage and held him until about 1 a.m., when police negotiators convinced him to let the hostage go.

Police said the incident began at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday when they tried to arrest a 33-year-old convicted felon. The man took a hostage - a Hawaii resident visiting the Big Island - in an eighth-floor room.

The gunman, a Big Island resident, recently had his probation revoked, said Maj. Charles Chai, Hawaii County Police Department spokesman.

Police surrounded and evacuated the hotel and negotiated with the suspect until he surrendered this morning.


Police ask public's aid to solve brutal robbery

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department want the public's help in identifying two men who beat and robbed two other men with a baseball bat on Valentine's Day.

Police said that at 2 a.m. last Friday, two 22-year-old men were playing guitar on the wall at Diamond Head Lookout when the first suspect struck the victims with a baseball bat and demanded money. The second suspect stole the guitar. Both suspects drove away toward Kahala.

The first suspect is described as in his late 20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds, with a medium build and straight black shoulder-length hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt. The second suspect is described as in his early 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds, with a slim build. He was wearing a black beanie, blue T-shirt, brown shorts and work shoes.

The suspects' vehicle is a white early-'80s four-door Nissan Sentra or Toyota Corolla with tinted windows and covered license plates.

Grand jury indicts man in child molestations

A Washington state man surrendered to Honolulu police on charges that he molested children at the Tripler Army Medical Center housing complex several years ago.

Douglas Roy Duenwald turned himself in at the main police headquarters Wednesday and is out on $50,000 bail. On Oct. 1, 2001, a state grand jury indicted Duenwald on two counts of first-degree sexual assault involving two victims.


Separate accidentskill 1, leave 2 injured

Two car crashes in the same area of Kaneohe left a 17-year-old boy dead and two other men hospitalized last night.

Police said the first accident occurred at 6:37 p.m. on a trail near Kahekili Highway and Haiku Road at the dip. Medical personnel said the teenage victim was riding in the back of a truck that flipped over while off-roading in an area makai of the highway.

At 7:13 p.m. at 46-100 Kahekili Highway, also near the dip, police said two vehicles, a Cadillac and a Toyota, collided head-on. The 76-year-old driver of the Toyota was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition while the 63-year-old driver of the Cadillac was taken to Castle Medical Center in stable condition.


Police search for man after barstool brawl

Police are looking for a suspect who hit a 22-year-old man in the head with a leg from a wooden barstool during a fight between two groups of men in Waikiki yesterday.

The victim was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in guarded condition. Police have classified the case as an attempted murder.

Police said the victim and two friends fought with four other men following an argument outside the Outrigger Islander Waikiki hotel at  about 1:30 a.m.

Police say 5 men beat, robbed man at home

Police are looking for five men in connection with a robbery yesterday at a Kuhio Avenue apartment.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, told police he was in his apartment with his girlfriend when five men showed up at his front door about 12:30 a.m. and demanded drugs.

He said the suspects barged into his apartment and beat him. One of the suspects held a gun to his head while another took $400 from his pocket, he told police.

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