» The Office of Hawaiian Affairs
has approved a $29,065 grant to the William S. Richardson School of Law
at the University of Hawaii to support Law School Admissions Test preparation classes for Hawaiian students and tutoring for Hawaiian undergraduate law students.
» The Hawaii Pacific Federal Credit Union has raised $2,558 for the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter. A majority of the funds were from the sale of 245 first-aid Red Cross teddy bears for $10 each.
» The American Cancer Society has received grants: $5,000 from the Jean and William K.H. Mau Foundation to support the cancer society's childhood cancer programs, and $3,000 from the Julia Temple Davis Brown Foundation to help sponsor the cancer organization's Families Can*Sur*Vive retreat.
» The Hawai'i Hotel & Lodging Association has given a total of $1,019,113 raised at its annual visitor industry charity walk to these Oahu-based charities: Armed Services YMCA, Alliance for Drama Education, Alzheimer's Association-Aloha Chapter, Aloha Festivals Oahu, American Lung Association of Hawaii-Island of Oahu, Assistance League of Hawaii, Boy Scouts of America Troop 33, Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, the Captain's Club, the Children's Alliance of Hawaii, CrimeStoppers Honolulu Inc., Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Inc., Hale Kipa Inc., Hawaii National Guard Volunteer Support Organization Inc., Hina Mauka, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Honolulu Zoo Society, Hospice Hawaii, Help Understanding & Group Support, Institute for Human Services, Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Kokua Kalihi Valley, Lanakila Rehabilitation Center Inc., Marimed Foundation, the Meditation Center of the Pacific, Mental Health Kokua, Moiliili Community Center, Parents and Children Together, the Private Sector Hawaii, Project Dana, River of Life Mission, Samaritan Counseling Center of Hawaii, Sisters Offering Support, TJ Mahoney & Associates, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii, United Service Organizations, Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii, Waikiki Community Center, Waikiki Health Center, Winners at Work and the Young Women's Christian Association of Oahu.
» KCAA Preschools board of trustees: Chairman Jeffrey C. Dinsmore, General Growth Properties Inc. vice president of development for the Hawaii region; Vice Chairman Kimo Steinwaseher, Kaneohe Ranch Co. vice president for development and leasing; Treasurer Chuck Braden, Waimanalo Health Center executive director; Secretary Robert S. Ostrem Jr., Jerry Hay Inc. agent; and trustees Lisa Halvorson, vice president/director of corporate relations of AIG Hawaii Insurance Co.; and Susan Scott, board director of Get2Hawaii Inc.
Police, Fire, Courts
Father is charged in daughters' burns
A Wahiawa man was charged with two counts of assault in the second degree after he allegedly put his daughters' hands on a hot stovetop for spilling their mother's nail polish.
Luis Morales-Pagan is being held without bail after his arrest on Thursday, according to court documents filed yesterday.
The children, ages 6 and 4, suffered first- and second-degree burns to their hands, police said.
Police said they found out about the incident on Jan. 13 when a teacher saw burns on the 6-year-old's right hand.
The girl later told police that her father had put her hand on the stovetop at least three times, court documents said. Morales-Pagan's other daughter told police he had put her hand on the stovetop four times "because she touched mommy's stuff."
The girls spilled nail polish on their father's DVD player, court documents said.
Morales-Pagan turned himself in to police.
Woman offered ride alleges sex assault
A 42-year-old man was arrested early yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 42-year-old woman to whom he had offered a ride, police said.
The incident happened at about 3 a.m. yesterday when the woman was walking home in Honolulu. The suspect stopped and offered her a ride home but took her to an undisclosed location where he physically and sexually assaulted her, police said.
A witness called police, and the man was arrested for kidnapping and first-degree sexual assault.
Accused gunman surrenders to police
Honolulu police arrested a 34-year-old convicted felon who allegedly shot at another man and three girls in what police say is a love triangle.
The shooting occurred on Dec. 27 fronting the Waimalu Safeway at 98-1277 Kaahumanu St. Police said a 35-year-old man was following his ex-girlfriend as she drove in the Pearl City area when he was confronted by the suspect, who was in her vehicle.
The man said the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot at him and his ex-girlfriend’s three daughters — ages 7, 10, and 12 — who were with him in his car. No one was injured. But the ex-girlfriend told police that she had fired the shots. She was arrested her for investigation of second-degree attempted murder, police said.
Detective Gary Lahens said that further investigation determined that the woman was lying to protect her new boyfriend.
Yesterday, police learned that the suspect was hiding in an apartment at 98-1038 Moanalua Road with the girlfriend who allegedly lied for him and that he might be armed.
Police said the couple barricaded themselves inside a 10th floor apartment and officers evacuated the ninth, 10th and 11th floors of the building as a precaution. Police Specialized Services Division members and a hostage negotiator were called to the scene and both parties surrendered peacefully by about 9 p.m., police said.
Police arrested the man — who has prior convictions for robbery, theft and assault — for investigation of four counts of second-degree attempted murder. The girlfriend, 34, was arrested for suspicion of hindering prosecution and drug offenses. Police did not find a weapon.