Man, 76, arraigned in murder attempt
A 76-year-old convicted killer was arraigned on new charges of attempted murder in court yesterday.
Glenn J. Sequin Sr. allegedly shot a 30-year-old homeless woman at Tracks Beach Park on Dec. 30 after a dispute over power tools, police said. Sequin is a convicted felon who had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Leo Tuaoa in 1992 over a drug dispute.
In the Dec. 30 case, witnesses said they heard a popping sound like firecrackers and then saw the victim bent over. Police said the victim was later treated at the Queen's Medical Center for having a .22-caliber bullet stuck in her left shoulder and had been reported in guarded condition.
The victim identified Sequin as the suspect, and police arrested him Thursday at the Kapolei Station for second-degree attempted murder.
Students competing in IQ challenge
High school students will be participating in the Hawaii State Chevron Academic WorldQuest for a shot in the national competition to test their IQ.
The event, hosted by the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Imin Conference Center on East-West Road.
The winning team will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Academic WorldQuest Competition in Washington, D.C., from March 31 to April 2.
For more information, contact Natasha Chappel at 994-7759 or email@example.com.
Company is fined for burning stumps
The state Department of Health has fined construction company Goodfellow Brothers Inc. $4,700 for burning large tree branches and stumps in an open area of Kauai.
Goodfellow Brothers violated a health regulation by burning the items from a land clearing at a construction site at the end of Po'ohiwi Road in Kalaheo last year, according to the Health Department.
A state agent noticed the debris was on fire in a pit at the site on July 6.
Goodfellow Brothers has 20 days to contest the order.
» Farrington High School sophomore Nicky Jo Thamdy
, 15, is a national winner in the 2005 Kids Voting USA "My Vote Gives Me Power" poster contest.
His poster featured a student in a baseball cap, one hand in a fist and the other clutching a ballot, superimposed on American and Hawaiian flags. It was judged the best in the grade 10 to 12 division, earning Thamdy a $100 gift card to Best Buy and a letter of congratulations from Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano.
Celebrity judges, including U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, selected winners from 75 national finalists in six grade-level categories. Kids Voting Hawaii had judged more than 500 entries from students statewide and awarded $50 prizes to 13 finalists, whose posters went on to the national competition.
The Kids Voting Hawaii allows students in kindergarten through grade 12 to choose candidates from virtually the same ballots as their parents. Last year, 89,000 students cast ballots.
On the Net: www.kidsvotinghawaii.org.
» Dr. Geri Marullo, president and CEO of Child and Family Service, will leave the organization to join the Consuelo Foundation as president and CEO, effective this month. The foundation serves 50,000 poor and disadvantaged families in Hawaii and the Philippines each year. In Hawaii it works with programs to prevent and treat child abuse, and strengthen families and neighborhoods.
Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Suspect sought in bank robbery
CrimeStoppers and the FBI are asking the public's help in identifying and locating a man who robbed the Hawaii National Bank in Makiki on Thursday afternoon.
At 3:55 p.m. the man entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money. He left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled toward Piikoi Street.
The suspect is in his early 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has a medium build. He was wearing a gray, long-sleeved T-shirt, jeans and a blue beanie.
Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.
Convenience store robber still at large
Police are looking for a man who robbed a Makiki convenience store on Christmas Day.
The man entered a 24-hour convenience store at 9:30 p.m. on Christmas, displayed a silver handgun and fled onto Keeaumoku Street with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes, police said.
Police described him as being in his 20s, 6 feet tall, weighing 165 pounds with a slim build.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.
Jealousy is cited in roommate's stabbing
Police arrested a 29-year-old Aiea woman for investigation of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing her roommate in the arm several times with a knife early yesterday morning.
Police said the woman thought her boyfriend was cheating with her 25-year-old roommate. Sometime before 4 a.m., the woman and her boyfriend were arguing in the parking lot of their apartment on Lokowai Street. She then ran upstairs to their apartment and stabbed her roommate, police said.
Her roommate left the apartment and drove herself to the hospital and was released.
Suspect arrested in burglary-beating
Police arrested a burglary suspect who allegedly beat a Waianae man Sunday morning in his home.
The incident took place on the 84-1000 block of Hana Street at about 3:15 a.m. Police said the suspects, a 24-year-old man and another man, broke into the victim's home, assaulted him repeatedly and then fled.
Patrol officers found the 24-year-old suspect a block away and arrested him for investigation of first-degree burglary. The second suspect was still at large.