UH library's map section reopens
Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has reopened its map and aerial photo collection, which had been damaged by the October 2004 flood.
Salvaged maps were cleaned or are in the process of being restored. Other maps were replaced. The library also acquired aerial photographs of Hawaii from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Ocean Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. The collection can be viewed by appointment only.
Coming this weekend in your Star-Bulletin:
As the new year approaches, the Shingon Mission prepares to offer blessings and expects to hand out 3,000 good luck amulets to those searching for protection.
Almost a decade after opening Panya Bakery, sisters Alice and Annie Yeung keep things going despite seemingly overwhelming odds against them.
Business: Displaced Del Monte employees are finding new opportunities with Hawaii-based seed companies. Also in Sunday's business section, prospective home buyers are waiting for prices to come back to Earth after a meteoric rise.
Police, Fire, Courts
Police hunt suspect who robbed Fast Stop
Police are asking for help locating the suspect who robbed the Fast Stop at 4510 Salt Lake Blvd. early this month.
On Dec. 7 at about 5:05 a.m., the man approached the cashier, brandished a silver handgun, and demanded money, police said Wednesday. He fled on foot.
The suspect is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 235 pounds. He had a thick mustache and a circular tattoo on his left hand. He was seen wearing a hooded sweater, shorts and slippers.
Anyone with information on this or any other incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cell phone.
Driver busted after 4-vehicle pile-up
A 29-year-old man remains in critical condition, and another man was arrested, after a four-vehicle accident in Liliha on Wednesday night.
At about 8:35 p.m., a 1997 Ford driven by a 41-year-old man was traveling east on North Vineyard Boulevard when it rear-ended a 1998 Honda Civic. The Civic was pushed into a 1999 Toyota Sienna, which was pushed into a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The Civic's passenger, a 29-year-old man, was hospitalized in critical condition. The Civic's driver, a 24-year-old woman, was treated and released.
The driver and passenger of the Sienna, a 38-year-old man and 14-year-old girl, were treated and released from the Queen's Medical Center.
The 24-year-old Harley driver was unharmed.
The driver of the Ford attempted to flee, but police apprehended him around the corner. He was arrested on suspicion of failing to render aid. Police said speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
Salt Lake man held in threat on daughter
A 70-year-old Salt Lake man threatened to shoot his 38-year-old daughter with a rifle Wednesday morning, police said.
Police were called at about 11 a.m., and officers arrested the man on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening. Police recovered the rifle and discovered that the man is a felon.
Mililani man accused of child sex assault
Police arrested a 46-year-old man Wednesday in Mililani on child sex assault and other offenses.
The suspect "inappropriately touched" a juvenile several times between July 2000 and June 2004, according to a police report.
He is also accused of slashing his ex-girlfriend's tire, which was recorded on a video surveillance tape, according to police.
The man was arrested on suspicion of four counts of third-degree sexual assault, continuous sexual assault of a minor, and fourth-degree criminal property damage. He was released pending investigation.
2 Puna men charged in Christmas burglary
Big Island police charged two Puna men for allegedly burglarizing a Hilo business early Christmas morning.
Louie Clibourne, 21, of Pahoa, and Bradley Young, 18, of Keaau, were charged with second-degree burglary on Tuesday.
Clibourne was also charged with second-degree theft, possession of burglars' tools and third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug.
Bail was set at $1,000 for Young and $2,150 for Clibourne.
Police responded to a report by a security guard at nearby Prince Kuhio Plaza of a break-in 1:40 a.m. Monday at the Waiakea Center.
The guard reported seeing two men in the fenced garden area at the center, but they fled in a vehicle.
Police found the vehicle a short time later and arrested the two men inside.
Police capture detainee who fled
Big Island police captured a 26-year-old man who escaped from home detention.
Police said they arrested Jeremy Lee Jacober in Kailua-Kona at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday without incident.
Jacober had been serving 120 days of home detention for a misdemeanor conviction.
He was being monitored electronically during his home confinement by the Hawaii Intake Service Center.
The intake center's staff ordered Jacober to report to their office when they learned Sept. 21 his living arrangements had changed, but he failed to do so, police said.