Meeting to address feral pig solutions
Problems caused by wild pigs in the Manoa, Makiki and Tantalus areas and possible solutions will be the topic of an informational meeting Wednesday evening.
Area residents have complained of feral pig rooting, which causes muddy runoff, damage to trails and concern for watershed quality, said Peter Young, Department of Land and Natural Resources director, in a release from the department.
At the meeting, DLNR representatives will talk about solutions, which could include:
» Daytime hunts on one weekday and one weekend day.
» Full-moon night hunts, once a month.
» Trapping in collaboration with the Oahu Pig Hunters Association and licensed hunters.
» A trap-building workshop.
» A community response network.
Past special hunts to reduce wild pig numbers in the area caught 15 pigs in 2002 and 22 pigs in 2004 and 2005. Special hunts allow the DLNR to manage pigs in areas where regular hunting is not allowed. The department is considering another round of special hunts.
The 6 p.m. meeting will be at the Manoa Elementary School cafeteria, 3155 Manoa Road. For more information, call 973-9789.
Catfish applications to become available
Applications to fish for freshwater channel catfish at Nuuanu Reservoir will be available from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and licensing agents on Oahu, from next Monday to Aug. 11. The next catfish season starts Aug. 24.
Fishing is allowed on Saturdays and Sundays only to licensed fishers with DLNR-issued permit cards. Each fishing day will be divided into four-hour fishing periods, a morning session from 7 to 11 a.m. and an afternoon session from noon to 4 p.m. Warm clothing and rain gear are recommended. For further information, call 832-5009.
Windward Ahupua'a to collect redeemables
The Windward Ahupua'a Alliance will collect HI-5 redeemable bottles and cans at this year's Kaneohe Day on the Bay, this Saturday, at the Kokokahi YWCA, 45-035 Kaneohe Bay Drive.
Drop-off hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The nonprofit group will use any proceeds from the items collected for community stewardship programs.
Police, Fire, Courts
Nanakuli house fire brings arson arrest
Police arrested a 51-year-old woman after she allegedly attempted to set fire to a home in Nanakuli yesterday.
At about 3:40 a.m. a domestic dispute occurred between the suspect and the victim, a 55-year-old man at a home on the 87-2000 block of Farrington Highway. Police said the suspect threatened to burn down the victim's home.
She set a piece of cardboard on fire and went behind the victim's home. Police said she set fire to a small part of the yard.
Firefighters responded to the blaze, which came in as a brush fire call at 3:47 a.m. The fire was extinguished in a half-hour, said Capt. Sigmund Oka, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman.
Police detained the 51-year-old woman on suspicion of second-degree arson.
Stolen car rams mall security cart
Police are looking for suspects who allegedly rammed a security golf cart at Ala Moana Center.
Sometime before 7:56 p.m. Saturday, police said, the suspects, who were driving a stolen vehicle, rammed the security golf cart several times while the two security officers, a 56-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, were in it.
Police said the suspects fled the scene. The security officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Descriptions of the stolen vehicle or the suspects were not available.
Man held after driver takes blows to face
Police arrested an 18- year-old man for allegedly punching through a motorist's window and assaulting the driver in McCully.
At about 4:25 a.m. yesterday, police said, the victim, a 36-year-old woman, was at a traffic light at the corner of McCully Street and Kapiolani Boulevard.
The suspect walked behind the victim's car and punched the driver's-side window, shattering it.
Police said the suspect then punched the victim repeatedly before she drove to a parking lot where police officers were investigating a separate incident.
The victim told police what happened and pointed out the suspect. Police said the victim suffered abrasions to her face but refused medical treatment.
The suspect suffered an injury to his hand and was taken to the Queen's Medical Center for treatment. He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree criminal property damage and unauthorized entry of a motorized vehicle.
Home Depot detains alleged shoplifter
Police arrested a 45-year-old man after he allegedly attempted to steal items from Home Depot.
At about 11:20 a.m. Saturday, police said, the suspect was seen purchasing items and leaving the store located at 421 Alakawa St.
Fifteen minutes later he was observed entering the store wearing different clothes.
Police said the suspect was seen picking up the same items he purchased earlier. He was observed walking out with the items without paying for them.
Loss prevention officers detained the 45-year-old suspect. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft.