Police, Fire, Courts

Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Saturday, October 30, 2004


» The Friends of Hokule'a and Hawai'iloa received $5,000 from the First Hawaiian Foundation so members could participate in the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The Friends have contributed an interactive display of a koa opelu fishing canoe to the new museum.

» First Hawaiian Foundation, the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank, has completed a two-year grant of $10,000 to Junior Achievement of Hawaii. JA is a nonprofit organization that educates K-12 youth in financial literacy, business and free enterprise.

» The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council has recognized Houghton (Buck) Freeman and Doreen Freeman of the Freeman Foundation with its Paul S. Bachman Memorial Award, which is presented for distinguished contribution to the improvement of relations between the United States and Asian and Pacific countries.

The Freeman Foundation funded 20 travel scholarships for public high school students to travel to China on a study tour.

» The Waipahu Community Foundation has awarded its quarterly (July through September 2004) grants to Boy Scout Troop 76, $3,206; Gentry-Waipio, Crestview, Seaview Friends of Youth, $3,150; Girl Scout Troop 157, $260; Boy Scout Troop 368, $3,068; Boy Scout Troop 32, $2,515; Waipahu Youth Baseball, $1,757; and Lighthouse Outreach Center Assembly of God, $1,757.

Annual awards were given to Waipahu High School, $22,800; Village Park Athletic Association, $4,600; Waipahu Jackrabbits, $2,500; and Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park, $10,000.

» The Hawaii Prince Golf Course's "Partners Fore a Cure" golf fund-raiser netted $53,000 for the American Diabetes Association in Hawaii. The 10th annual tournament was won by the team of Jason Kauhane, Marshall Wells and Robin Chang of Aloha Mortgage & Finance.

Other first-place winners included Grant Hayashi, Jim Walsh, Richard Okazaki and Lori Thomas.

» » The Hawaii Lupus Foundation has received $25,000 from the J.M. Long Foundation, founders of Longs Drug Stores in Hawaii. The Lupus Foundation's Youth Outreach campaign will use the funds to focus on early diagnosis, treatment and coping for youths with lupus. The disease is usually found in women of childbearing age.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Police arrest man who returned to crime scene

Police arrested a 20-year-old Moiliili man Thursday night after he allegedly stabbed another 20-year-old man during a fight.

Police said the victim was stabbed after he insulted the suspect during a fight in a Kalo Place apartment at about 6:40 p.m.

As ambulance personnel were treating the victim, the suspect returned to the scene and identified himself to police.

The victim received superficial wounds to his arms and abdomen and was released from the hospital in good condition, police said.

80-year-old woman does not survive crash

HILO » A Big Island woman riding in a car with another woman Wednesday died after the car ran off the road and hit a utility pole, police said.

The victim, Mieko Sakai, 80, of Hilo, died at Hilo Medical Center at 4:50 p.m. following the 11:11 a.m. accident on Kilauea Avenue near Hawaii Community College.

The driver of the car, Tomiko Yoshimura, 84, of Hilo, was admitted to Hilo Medical Center for unspecified injuries. Her condition was not available.

Sakai's death is the 36th traffic fatality of the year on the Big Island, compared to 29 at the same time last year.

Videotape catches burglary of house

Police arrested two teenage boys Thursday after a man videotaped them allegedly burglarizing his neighbor's house in Ewa, police said.

Police said the man, 55, saw the boys on the roof of his neighbor's house at about 4:08 p.m., so he grabbed his camera and videotaped them as they were taking things out of the house.

Police later found the boys, ages 15 and 17, of Ewa, in the area. When the neighbor pointed them out to police, the suspects fled but were caught by officers. Police arrested them for suspicion of first-degree burglary.

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers



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