Artillery shells lay at the Molokai landfill Monday after being found by workers. CLICK FOR LARGE
Army to assess discovered ammo
WAILUKU » An Army explosive-ordnance team was expected to arrive on Molokai today to assess how to dispose of some 40 to 60 artillery shells found at the county landfill, said police Lt. Tim Gapero.
Gapero said the artillery shells seemed to be in varying conditions.
He said some appeared to be whole, while others were in pieces.
"Some are mixed up with a lot of scrap metal," Gapero said.
Police said the artillery shells were discovered by workers collecting scrap metal Monday afternoon.
The artillery shells might have come from military exercises conducted in the late 1960s, police said.
The landfill in central Molokai, closed yesterday, is expected to be shut down today and perhaps longer.
Areas hit twice by power failure
Power outages affected Hawaiian Electric Co. customers in the Waialae Iki, Wailupe and Aina Haina areas twice yesterday, said HECO spokesman Darren Pai.
At 6:07 a.m., 1,800 customers lost power because of a problem with an underground cable. Electricity was restored at 7:30 a.m.
Then at 10:49 a.m., 1,100 customers experienced a power outage after tree trimmers accidentally entangled some branches in nearby power lines. Electricity was restored to most customers at 11:09 a.m. and all customers had power by 3:07 p.m., Pai said.
Lava from fissure heading north
Fissures continue to erupt at Kilauea Volcano, supplying lava to two ponds and a flow advancing to the northwest, scientists reported yesterday.
The fissure system created July 21 continues to be active, with one segment feeding an a'a flow advancing around the side of Kupaianaha, according to an update posted by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Lava advanced through a kipuka, or oasis of vegetation within a lava field, that it had started to burn on Sunday, according to state and county officials who flew over the site.
A Web cam showed some burning as the weather cleared yesterday morning, indicating the lava may have reached another kipuka to the northeast.
The area remains hazardous and is closed to visitors.
Police, Fire, Courts
Man charged in Big Isle shooting
HILO » A man suspected of shooting a woman in a remote Big Island forest and leaving her to die was charged yesterday with attempted murder and related crimes.
Rodney Bohol Sr., 35, of Hilo, also known as Stacey Kealoha Kawaehai, was also charged with kidnapping, car theft, promoting a detrimental drug, use of a firearm in a felony, having a firearm in an improper place and three counts of illegally owning firearms or ammunition.
Bohol is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Police also announced they had arrested two women, 34 and 36, from Orchidland, south of Hilo. The women, described as relatives of Bohol, were not immediately charged and the investigation is continuing.
The case came to light Friday when the 23-year-old victim was discovered by three men in a remote forest in the Kau District, roughly 60 miles south of where she had been kidnapped about a week earlier, she told the rescuers.
She reported being shot, apparently by something like shotgun pellets, and left in the forest, one of the rescuers said. She is recovering from the wounds.
Salt Lake standoff evacuates homes
A 27-year-old man barricaded himself in a Salt Lake Boulevard residence yesterday morning after police went there looking for him as a suspect in a domestic violence case.
Nearby homes were evacuated and Salt Lake Boulevard near Wanaka Street was closed from 10:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Specialized Services Division was called when the man refused to come out of the house. After two hours, police persuaded the man to surrender and no one was injured.
Kauai teen killed in car crash ID'd
The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office confirmed yesterday that the 14-year-old driver who died on Kauai's south shore last week was Clarence Luczon of Kapaa.
Luczon was driving a Honda sedan Thursday when he lost control, skidded onto the shoulder and crashed into a tree.
His two passengers, a 16-year-old Lihue teen and a 19-year-old California man, were also injured in the crash.
Alleged thief held by shop workers
Police arrested a 35-year-old former employee of a mo-ped sales and repair shop after he allegedly stole money from the cash register at the shop.
Police said the man went into the shop yesterday asking for some change.
He then allegedly reached into the cash register, opened the drawer and took cash out.
Employees of the shop held the man until police arrived. Police arrested the man on suspicion of second-degree robbery.
The stolen cash was also recovered from the man, police said.
He was taken to the Queen's Medical Center for treatment, police said.