Maintenance supervisor is honored by DOE
The state Department of Education has given its highest honor to Roy Tsumoto
, naming the maintenance supervisor its 2005 Employee of the Year. Tsumoto, 31, coordinates and manages the school repair and maintenance program statewide.
The Team of the Year includes three teachers from the Central District who work with autistic children: Louise Funasaki, Judy Halvorson and Debra Kumai.
Others who received awards for being outstanding employees include:
Sustained Superior Performance Awards:
Colette Miyamoto-Kajiwara, counselor, Central District; Gail Nakaahiki, administrative services assistant, Kauai; Guy Suzuki, school food services manager, Campbell High School; William Vares, custodian, Baldwin High School; Craig Yamada, registrar, King Intermediate School.
Certificates of Achievement:
Annette Dutdut, secretary, Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support; Tillie Mansanas, custodian, Kapunahala Elementary School; Louis Marrero, safety manager, Kapolei Middle School; Susan Okawa, student service coordinator, Laie Elementary School; Mary Ann Rezentes, custodian, Baldwin; Sharyl Seino, librarian, Lahainaluna High School.
Team Excellence Award of Merit:
» Peter Ajolo, Leslie Kim Astry, Frances Bailey, Arturo Lloren, Verna Wright, custodians, Washington Middle School, Honolulu District.
» Eduardo Avila, Edward Levinthol, Abraham Machado, Terry Okuno, Jamie Villon Sr., custodians, Kamakahelei Middle School, Kauai District.
» Sharolyn Harris, Tracee Kono, Kyle Miyashiro, Kacy Sumikawa, the Next Generation Core Team Grade 10, Pearl City High, Leeward District.
» Eric Balindin, A. Arthur Fillazar, Anne Goff, Carrie Hill, Lynn Kahoohalahala, Raymond Mohrman, Alfred Nip, Barbie Otomo, Keenan Reader, Gail Takeuchi, Po'okela Advisory Committee, Lahainaluna High, Maui District.
» James Depolo, Raynae Fonoimoana, Mariko Jackson, Donna Lindsey, Patricia Macadangdang, Pamela Palmer, Marilyn Reeves-Woelffel, Debra Taniguchi-Char, Cecelia "Poppy" Vaioleti, Uila Fotu Vendiola, Advancement Via Individual Determination Team, Kahuku High and Intermediate, Windward District.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Assault is suspected on man found in Kalihi
Police said a 63-year-old man found unconscious on a Kalihi sidewalk early yesterday apparently had been assaulted.
The case has been classified as an attempted murder.
The incident occurred about 2:20 a.m., and the man was found at Waiakamilo Road and Colburn Street. He was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.
Police said they had no witnesses or suspects in the case.
Man in stolen car suspected in break-in
Police arrested a 28-year-old man yesterday found sleeping in a stolen vehicle.
Police believe the suspect stole a vehicle Nov. 5 from the Ala Wai Boat Harbor area that belonged to a 51-year-old man.
On Thursday a man driving the stolen vehicle was suspected in a car break-in in the Salt Lake area.
Officers investigating a suspicious vehicle in a Mapunapuna business parking lot discovered the suspect asleep on the driver's side and a woman asleep on the passenger's side.
Police linked the items in the car to the break-in at Salt Lake.
The man was arrested on suspicion of auto theft and auto break-in.
Kailua man driving stolen car arrested
Police arrested a 33-year-old Kailua man Thursday who allegedly stole a 63-year-old Waimanalo man's vehicle on Sunday.
Police said the victim reported his vehicle stolen Sunday. The suspect was seen driving the vehicle at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on Oluolu Street in Waimanalo. Police recovered the vehicle at 5:30 p.m.
A witness identified the suspect in a photo lineup. Police arrested him for investigation of auto theft Thursday.
Police arrest man, 51, in sex assault
A 51-year-old man was arrested yesterday at his Kuhio Avenue home for allegedly sexually assaulting a 23-year-old woman.
Police said the assault happened between 11 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. yesterday at an unknown Oahu location.
The man was arrested at 3:45 a.m. yesterday on suspicion of second-degree sexual assault.
Waipahu man is held in woman's kidnapping
Police arrested a 32-year-old Waipahu man yesterday for allegedly kidnapping his 54-year-old live-in girlfriend.
On June 13 the man physically abused the woman and would not leave the house, according to police.
The woman tried to leave several times, but her boyfriend blocked the exit, police said.
He was arrested yesterday on suspicion of kidnapping.