Jellyfish expected this weekend
The city Ocean Safety Division is issuing a box jellyfish advisory for Friday and Saturday, with the biggest influx expected Friday. Lifeguards will assess beaches and decide whether to post warning signs. People who are allergic or just don't want to be stung are advised to stay out of the water. South shore beaches commonly affected by influxes of jellyfish include Waikiki, Ala Moana and Hanauma Bay.
Oahu Arts Center honors winning writers
The Oahu Arts Center named the winners of its Third Annual Writing Contest:
The Castle & Cooke Hawaii Awards for Fiction: Rachel Brown of Honolulu, first place ($100); Paul Flentge of Aiea, second ($75); Tim Denevi of Honolulu, third ($50).
Castle & Cooke Hawaii Awards for Nonfiction: Anna H. Foster of Mililani, first; Rick Tada of Mililani, second; Colleen K.S. Chun, third.
Peggy Ferris Memorial Awards for Poetry: Clinton John Frakes of Honolulu, first ; E. Shan Correa of Honolulu, second; Sandra Krawciw of Kailua, third.
La Pietra Middle School students collected school supplies, toiletries and gifts for more than 65 backpacks for homeless children served by the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
The Hawaii Coalition for Dads received a $1.5 million federal grant, to be distributed over five years, from the Read To Me International agency. It will be used to strengthen fatherhood ties between inmates imprisoned in Florence, Ariz., and their school-age children through the Read To Me Prison Literacy program.
"Shining Stars" runs Monday through Thursday.
Police, Fire, Courts
Victim discovers duo robbing his residence
Police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Waipahu man at gunpoint in his home.
About 8 p.m. Monday night, a 32-year-old man returned to his Waipahu home and found two men in the house, police said. The victim confronted the suspects, one of whom then brandished a gun, and they fled, police said.
Police did not provide a description of the suspects except that they appeared to be in their 30s.
Security guards catch suspect in store theft
A 48-year-old man was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing goods from a Nimitz Highway retail store.
About 6:50 p.m., security officers saw the suspect taking the items and caught him outside the store. Police responded and arrested him for investigation of second-degree theft.
Officer's investigation leads to car's recovery
Police yesterday arrested a 37-year-old man after he allegedly stole then illegally parked a vehicle.
About 5:45 a.m. yesterday, a police officer found a car illegally parked near a Salt Lake apartment complex. After a license plate check, the officer found the vehicle was reported stolen Monday by its 29-year-old owner.
A security guard at the apartment complex said he knew who drove the car, and brought the officer to the apartment. Police arrested the suspect at his apartment on a charge of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.
Speeding in Kaneohe brings car theft charge
Police arrested a 30-year-old woman early yesterday for an alleged car theft.
Police said the woman was stopped for speeding in Kaneohe about 1:40 a.m. An officer checked the license plate and learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen from a 64-year-old man.
The officer then arrested the woman for investigation of auto theft.
Burglary victim stops suspect in her tracks
Police arrested a 20-year-old woman who allegedly broke into a Wahiawa home Monday evening.
Police said that at about 5:07 p.m., the woman entered the home through an unlocked door and took items.
However, the suspect was stopped by the 22-year-old resident, police said.
Police later arrested the suspect for investigation of first-degree burglary.