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Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Sunday, September 12, 2004


Meetings to address water supply

The state Department of Health will hold information meetings around the state about protection of drinking water sources this month, beginning on Maui tomorrow and Oahu Thursday.

As mandated by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996, the meetings will present assessments of each island's drinking water sources, potential contaminants and how communities can work toward minimizing contamination.

Potential contamination sources include: gas stations, leaking storage tanks, and agricultural uses of herbicides and pesticides.

The meetings will be:

>> MAUI, tomorrow, 6:30-8 p.m., at Lihikai School Cafeteria, 335 S. Papa Ave., Wailuku.

>> OAHU, Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m., at 919 Ala Moana, 5th Floor Conference Room, Honolulu. (Please enter and exit via the parking lot entrance.)

>> KAUAI, Sept. 23, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Kauai District Health Office Conference Room, 3040 Umi St., Lihue.

>> HILO, Sept. 27, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Environmental Health Facility Conference Room, 1582 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo.

>> KONA, Sept. 28, 5:30-7 p.m., at Hawaii County Mayor's Meeting Room, 75-5706 Kuakini Highway, Suite 103, Kailua-Kona.

For more information, contact the Safe Drinking Water Branch at (808) 586-4258; or toll-free from your island by calling: 974-4000, ext. 64258 from Hawaii; 984-2400, ext. 64258 from Maui, 274-3141, ext. 64258 from Kauai and 1-(800) 468-4644, ext. 64258 from Molokai and Lanai.





Police, Fire, Courts

Police/Fire

By Star-Bulletin staff

LEEWARD OAHU

2 most-wanted fugitives arrested

Acting on tips, police caught two fugitives Thursday who were featured on MidWeek's front page.

Police arrested Lelai Pagan, wanted for $75,000 in domestic violence warrants, 5 p.m. Thursday at a Waianae home.

Fred Silva III, wanted on a warrant for parole revocation, was arrested 5:30 p.m. Thursday at a Waimanalo home. Silva had previous convictions for assault, manslaughter, auto theft and drugs.

Anyone with information about any other wanted fugitives are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on cell phones.

Guards confiscate gun from Campbell student

Police arrested a 16-year-old Leeward Oahu high school student who brought a handgun to school Thursday.

School officials at Campbell High School received an anonymous complaint that a student was carrying a handgun on school grounds, police said.

School security found the student and recovered the firearm in his possession, police said.

Man surrenders after alleged shooting

A 38-year-old Ewa Beach man who allegedly threatened and shot at another man with a handgun surrendered to police at the Pearl City police station Friday.

Police said the suspect had threatened a 31-year-old Pearl City man with a handgun. When the victim fled in his vehicle, the suspect chased him in his vehicle and allegedly fired his gun at the victim's vehicle, but missed, police said.

Police said the victim went to the Pearl City station and reported the incident.

On Thursday, the suspect learned he was wanted, and turned himself in.

Police arrested him for reckless endangering and terroristic threatening.

HONOLULU

Homeless woman kept fetus in cooler

Police are investigating the circumstances around the death of a four- to five-month-old fetus, which its 18-year-old homeless mother was keeping in a cooler in the car she lives in with her male companion, police reported.

The woman was interviewed at Libby and Democrat streets.

The woman told police that she had miscarried the baby. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy on the fetus to determine its cause of death.

Injured hiker airlifted by fire department

The fire department airlifted an injured hiker who fell down the side of a hill off a Wilhelmina Rise trail yesterday.

The man was transported into an ambulance and taken to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries was not available.

Police catch suspected burglar in the act

Police said they arrested a 48-year-old man for burglary late Friday, after catching him in the act at a business at the intersection of Maunakea Avenue and Nimitz Highway.

The man was arrested at 10:15 p.m. when officers responded to an anonymous tip.

WINDWARD OAHU

Youth faces charge after alleged push

A 17-year-old boy at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility allegedly pushed a 38-year-old guard on Friday afternoon, after a verbal confrontation.

Police said the youth continues to be held at the Kailua facility and faces a probable harassment charge.



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