Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


Some visitors might not be aware of the danger of falling rocks at the Pali Lookout in Nuuanu. Tourists have been seen to go up to the face of the cliff and take photographs at the popular sightseeing stop despite warning signs like this one, photographed yesterday. Most of the rocks are small, but they can cause serious injuries.


[ Taking notice ]

» The Fifth Annual Niketown 5K race in Waikiki, whose goal is to encourage physical activity among youth, raised $78,000 through entry fees for athletic and play programs at Oahu schools. There were 5,400 participants, a record, with 3,000 of them children. Maemae Elementary and Kaimuki Middle School had the largest turnouts, each raising about $5,500.

» Sacred Hearts Academy has received $7,000 from the First Hawaiian Foundation (of First Hawaiian Bank) for the school's annual Scholarship Fund Gala, Economic Summit for Girls and the Science Symposium for Girls.

» KCAA Pre-Schools of Hawaii has elected Jeffrey C. Dinsmore, general manager of Victoria Ward Ltd., as chairman; Kimo Steinwascher of Kaneohe Ranch Co., vice chairman; Chuck Braden of Waimanalo Health Center, treasurer; and Robert S. Ostrem Jr. of Jerry Hay Inc., secretary. New trustees are Piia Aarma, founder and principal of Pineapple Tweed, Alan H. Arizumi, a vice president at First Hawaiian Bank, and Patricia L. Chan, a community volunteer.

» The Saint Louis School Drama Program has been awarded a $5,000 grant from First Hawaiian Foundation, the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank. In the last five years, the drama program has come to be regarded as one of the leading high school programs in the state, and has received an invitation to represent the United States at the prestigious Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The drama program includes young women from various schools.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Mo-ped rider dies after driving into truck

A 20-year-old Honolulu man riding a mo-ped was killed this morning after he crashed into a Meadow Gold milk truck that was making a left turn off Farrington Highway.

The Medical Examiner's Office identified the mo-ped rider as Kaleo'okalani Peltier.

Police said the milk truck driver, 54, was heading eastbound on Farrington and turning onto Old Government Road about 6:15 a.m. Peltier, riding an unregistered 1986 Honda mo-ped, was heading westbound when he collided into the truck, police said.

Peltier was taken to Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police closed off one mauka westbound lane of Farrington during their investigation.

It was Oahu's 17th traffic fatality of 2005, compared with 18 at the same time last year.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has information concerning it is asked to call the Traffic Division at 529-3499.


85-year-old woman assaulted in her home

Police are seeking a man who allegedly sexually

assaulted an 85-year-old woman as he burglarized her Moiliili apartment on Saturday.

Police said the suspect broke into the Old Waialae Road apartment, held the woman at knifepoint and assaulted her.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Phillip Buchanan at 529-3815 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, *CRIME on cell phones.

Information sought in Kakaako break-in

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men who allegedly burglarized a transportation service company on the 800 block of Kawaiahao Street on March 7.

The two men were caught on surveillance video breaking into the front door of the business. Police said the men used a crowbar to break in.

The suspects walked away when someone interrupted the burglary, police said.

One man is described as in his late 20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180 pounds, with a shaved head and a fair complexion. He was wearing a sweatshirt and dark pants.

The second suspect is in his late 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 150 pounds, with black hair, a tan complexion, unshaven and wearing a dark baseball cap, dark-colored T-shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective David Lock at 547-7216. Anonymous calls may be made to CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, *CRIME on cell phones.


Missing teen leaves online, cell phone trail


Jamie Delgado: The Mililani High student has not been seen by her family since March 7

Yesterday was Jamie Delgado's birthday, but she did not spend it with her family.

Jamie, 16, a Mililani High School sophomore, left home on March 7 and has not talked to her mother or been to school since.

Honolulu police detectives began a missing-persons investigation yesterday. An investigator said they are searching Jamie's computer records as they pursue her link with a 16-year-old Waianae youth who communicated with her online.

Her mother, Jacqueline Turner of Kaneohe, last saw Jamie at bedtime, about 11 p.m. March 7. Her stepfather, Dayle Turner, said they checked her cell phone activity and found that she received two calls from a pay phone at Windward City Shopping Center at about 11:30 that night.

When they got up the next morning, the girl was gone, said Turner.

Police initially logged her as a runaway. But after the parents found papers in which she described her Internet relationship with the youth, detectives opened a missing-persons case.

The teenager knew that her mother was scheduled for radiation treatment for cancer last week, Turner said. "For her not to call is very strange."

The Waianae boy is not at home, but his family has not reported him missing, Turner said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Honolulu Police Department detective division at 529-3115.

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