Coast Guard to conduct drills
Two Coast Guard units, including one from California, will be performing port security and harbor defense exercises this weekend in Kaneohe Bay.
The exercises, which began today and will be held nightly through the weekend, will include convoy operations and escort service off Bellows Air Force Station. The training will involve flares and the use of blank ammunition. The Coast Guard warned area residents of possible noise from the operation.
What's inside your Star-Bulletin this weekend:
On the move
Homeless families are living in temporary quarters, moving each week to a church involved with Family Promise that takes turns each week providing meals and shelter.
Roy Tabora's brush with destiny became a family affair.
Exhibits at the Big Isle's new Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii take visitors on an interactive voyage.
Police, Fire, Courts
Victim is allegedly beaten on North Shore
Police arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly kicked another man in the head and knocked him out while the victim was cruising with friends on the North Shore.
Police said that at about 11:15 a.m. the suspect approached the 21-year-old victim while he was sitting on the beach and, unprovoked, kicked him in the head, knocking him unconscious. The suspect then allegedly removed a gold necklace from around the victim's neck and fled. Police later arrested the suspect for investigation of second-degree robbery.
Mililani man arrested for alleged kidnapping
Police arrested a 30-year-old Mililani man who allegedly forced his girlfriend to go home with him Wednesday by threatening the life of one of her relatives.
Police said the man and the girlfriend, 24, were arguing in Wahiawa when the man told her that he would kill her cousin if she did not go with him. Police said the suspect took the victim to Mililani, where she was held against her will and physically abused.
Police said the girlfriend escaped but was caught by the man, who brought her back to his home and beat her.
He finally stopped and took her to Wahiawa, and turned himself in early yesterday at the Wahiawa Police Station, where he was arrested for investigation of kidnapping and abuse of a household member.
Police investigate after infant is hospitalized
Police were investigating a Wahiawa couple after a 3-month-old child was treated Wednesday for what detectives called suspicious injuries.
The infant was taken to Tripler Army Medical Center at 1 p.m. Police did not release information about the case except that the couple, a 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, were under investigation for second-degree assault.
Pair of men arrested after alleged assaults
Police arrested two men after they allegedly attacked three other men with baseball bats early yesterday.
Police said that at about 1:30 a.m. the victims, ages 42, 34, and 23, were standing near their Honolulu apartment building when the suspects, 24 and 22, assaulted them and fled.
Two of the three victims were treated for their injuries and were expected to be released from an area hospital, while the third refused treatment, according to police.
Officers found the suspects later at a nearby apartment building and arrested them for investigation of second-degree assault.
Man is arrested in multiple rapes
Police arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of multiple counts of raping a 30-year-old woman last month.
Police said the incident happened on May 18 and 19 in Waikiki. Police found the suspect Wednesday and arrested him for investigation of six counts of first-degree sexual assault and eight counts of third-degree sexual assault.
Rescue crews get hiker out of Maunawili
Rescue crews carried a tourist about a half-mile to safety after he fell Wednesday evening on the Maunawili Falls Trail.
The Honolulu Fire Department said the hiker apparently suffered a broken bone in his lower leg at around 6 p.m. and was taken to Castle Medical Center.
Man is charged in assault of girlfriend
Police charged a 40-year-old man yesterday after a witness reported seeing him beat up his 28-year-old girlfriend near the Aikahi Shopping Center late Tuesday night.
Derek Nunes was charged with third-degree assault.
Police responded at about 10:50 p.m. to find the victim conscious and arrest her alleged assailant for second-degree assault.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, treated for facial cuts and later released.
Big Isle police to alter traffic accident reports
Beginning next month, the Hawaii County Police Department will generate only written police reports for traffic accidents involving injury or damage that appears to be more than $3,000.
"Last year, 65 percent of all crashes officers responded to on the Big Island were minor crashes," Sgt. Dexter Veriato of the Traffic Services Section said yesterday in a news release. "We expend many hours and taxpayer dollars on scene preparing reports for minor accidents."
However, Veriato said motorists should notify police of any traffic accident because officers will respond to assess the scene and provide drivers with the accident exchange form, which they are responsible for submitting to their insurance company.
Veriato added that minor accidents that do not involve injury, more than $3,000 in damage or some type of violation are considered civil, not criminal cases.