Fund honors 'Mr. Kokee'
LIHUE » The family of Kauai educator David Boynton, known as "Mr. Kokee," has set up a scholarship fund in his name for the Kokee Discovery Center, which he helped found.
Donations can be sent to Kokee Discovery Center Association, 3060 Eiwa St., Lihue 96766.
A memorial service for Boynton will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the meadow fronting the Kokee Lodge.
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Suspect in deputy's death due in court
A hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow on a motion to sentence John Koa Lorenzo Jr., who is accused of killing an off-duty deputy sheriff this month, for crimes Lorenzo committed years ago.
Lorenzo, 32, is accused of trying to rob the Osake Sushi Bar & Lounge on Feb. 10 and fatally shooting deputy sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez, who worked there as a part-time bar back. At the time, Lorenzo was free on $25,000 bail awaiting sentencing for drug charges and driving under the influence. Lorenzo pleaded no contest to the charges July 24.
He was supposed to be sentenced in October on the 2004 charges, but Circuit Judge Karl Sakamoto postponed Lorenzo's sentencing four times to allow him to complete a drug treatment program.
City Prosecutor Peter Carlisle filed the motion last week to sentence Lorenzo on the drug DUI charges. The hearing is set for 11 a.m. tomorrow.
In the Osake shooting case, Lorenzo was indicted on 13 felony charges, including second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, robbery, kidnapping and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held in lieu of $5 million bail.
Big Isle man gets 10 years for drugs
A federal judge sentenced a 43-year-old Big Island man Friday to 10 years in prison on drug and money laundering charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.
Audwin Aiwohi of Mountain View was sentenced after being convicted of money laundering and conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.
Aiwohi attempted to bring more than 83 pounds of methamphetamine from California to Hawaii between July 2002 and May 2005. Cattle containers were used, and each shipment ranged between 10 and 30 pounds, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Pair gives $250,000 to UH business school
The manager of a high-tech private equity firm and his wife pledged to donate $250,000 to the Shidler College of Business
at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, which will be matched to create an endowed professorship.
The John and Sue Dean Distinguished Professorship is the first endowment using matching funds that were part of real estate investor Jay Shidler's $25 million gift to the business school. About $3 million was allocated for matching funds for endowed faculty positions, scholarships and programs.
"Sue and I have been involved with the College for some time and seen firsthand the benefits it has brought to Hawaii," said John Dean in a news release.
The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation donated nearly $2 million to nonprofit organizations in Hawaii and the mainland last year, of which $1.5 million went to charities in Hawaii and other Pacific islands.
The Stanford Carr Development Fund gave $25,000 to Narconon Hawaii to further the war on drugs by providing education programs for children. Narconon has delivered programs to more than 21,000 children and distributed more than 9,000 parent education kits throughout the state since 2005.
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Police, Fire, Courts
Alleged suicide deemed suspicious
Maui police are investigating the death of 29-year-old Lillian S. Wilson of Kihei.
Maui County spokeswoman Mahina Martin said the death, which had initially been investigated as a suicide, is of a suspicious nature.
Police have not ruled out homicide, but the case remains classified as a suicide, Martin said.
Wilson died at her Kenolio Road home at 6:26 a.m. Sunday.
Police were not available for comment.
2 men report robbery at knifepoint by group
Three men allegedly robbed a man and scuffled with his friend at knifepoint in Waikiki early yesterday morning.
Police said the victims, ages 27 and 24, were walking from the beach to the 2300 block of Kalakaua Avenue when three men approached them.
One suspect, armed with a knife, demanded money, police said. The 27-year-old man punched him, police said, and the two other suspects jumped him.
The suspect with the knife then demanded money from the 24-year-old, who turned over his money and wallet, police said.
The three suspects fled, and the victims reported the robbery at the Waikiki Police Substation. Police said two of the three suspects were in their 20s.
Arrest follows report of gun at Ala Moana
Police arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly threatened a crowd of people early yesterday with a gun.
Police said there was a large fight in the parking lot at Ala Moana Center at about 1:10 a.m., after one of the nightclubs closed.
Police said the suspect went to his car and returned with what witnesses said appeared to be a handgun, and threatened the crowd. He fled in his car but was stopped nearby and arrested for investigation of first-degree terroristic threatening.
5 juveniles arrested in school vandalism
Police arrested five juveniles who allegedly broke into a classroom at an elementary school in Waialae-Kahala and threw eggs all over the room.
Police said the juveniles were found at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
They were arrested for investigation of second-degree burglary, then released pending investigation.
Owner holds suspect in attempted car theft
A 20-year-old man found another man trying to steal his car Sunday afternoon and held him until police arrived, police said.
The car owner spotted the 20-year-old suspect at 4:21 p.m. in Hawaii Kai trying to pry open the ignition.
Police arrested the suspect on suspicion of attempted auto theft.
Army investigating head injuries to baby
The Army Criminal Investigation Division has taken over the case of a Schofield Barracks infant who suffered severe head injuries, police said.
Honolulu police said the infant was taken to the hospital in Wahiawa at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday for injuries to the back of his head.
After an examination it was determined that the infant had a fractured skull and slight bleeding in the brain.
Police opened a first-degree assault case.
Man held in drunken assault on his family
Police arrested a 28-year-old Waianae man yesterday who allegedly attacked his family while drunk.
The man came home intoxicated at 2:20 a.m. yesterday and was confronted by his father-in-law, police said.
The suspect allegedly began choking the 50-year-old, according to a police report. When other family members tried to intervene, he allegedly dragged his mother-in-law, 49, and punched his brother-in-law, 30, police said.
The brother-in-law held him until police arrived. When officers arrived, he threatened to kill the three in-laws and his wife, 22.
Police arrested the man for suspicion of felony abuse, two counts of abuse of family members and second-degree terroristic threatening.
Campbell fire traced to compost pile
Firefighters extinguished a 6,000-square-foot fire near Campbell Industrial Park in Kapolei on Sunday that was started by spontaneous combustion of a compost pile.
Six firetrucks and a battalion chief responded to the fire at 91-480 Malakole St. at about 1:20 p.m. and had the fire under control before 2 p.m., according to a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman.
Firefighters spent several hours afterward extinguishing hot spots in the area.
No buildings were threatened by the fire.