Food worker is indicted in rape
An Oahu grand jury indicted a fast-food restaurant employee on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at the Kailua Jack in the Box.
Elia Hauanio, 23, of Waimanalo was charged yesterday with one count each of first-, second- and third-degree sexual assault in the early-morning Aug. 31 attack.
According to the indictment, a 19-year-old woman approached two employees outside the restaurant at 112 Oneawa St. at about 3:30 a.m. Friday and asked for directions. She appeared to be intoxicated, and the employees let her into the restaurant, which was closed except for the drive-through. She apparently fell asleep in a booth and allegedly awoke to Hauanio raping her.
Circuit Judge Derrick Chan increased bail to $100,000. Prosecutors argued that it be increased from $50,000 based on the nature of the crime and because he poses a danger to the community. He is expected to be arraigned in Circuit Court in the upcoming week.
2 are charged over fake ID cards
Two men are charged with aiding and abetting in the production of false Social Security cards and "green cards."
Raymond Labrador, also known as Jerry Banister, and Daniel Lemaire were named in a criminal complaint filed yesterday in U.S. District Court.
According to the complaint, Labrador told an undercover police officer on July 11 that he could produce both documents for $2,500 as long as he was provided a photo, physical description, date of birth and fingerprint.
Labrador allegedly indicated that the quality of the documents was good but that the ID was not good enough for travel outside the United States, the complaint said.
Lemaire accepted partial payment of $1,000 for the documents in the parking lot of Kmart on the Big Island. He met with the undercover officer again at Kmart on Aug. 23 and provided the requested documents.
The Social Security number was not officially assigned by the U.S. government, and the name on the green card -- an immigration card granting permanent residence -- was assigned to a Los Angeles woman, the complaint said.
The undercover officer called Labrador and put in an order for 10 more cards for friends.
On Sept. 4, Lemaire, Labrador and another male flew to Honolulu from the Big Island to wrap up the order for the additional cards. Lemaire was arrested after meeting with the undercover officer in a parking lot of the Starbucks on Paiea Street. Labrador was arrested a short time later.
Native American act is approved
The U.S. House has approved the Native American Housing and Self-determination Act.
But Hawaii Democratic Reps. Neil Abercrombie and Mazie Hirono had to fend off Republican efforts to kill the legislation's native Hawaiian housing program.
Abercrombie says the program was not a partisan issue until this year.
The program provides loan guarantees for people who cannot find regular home mortgages because they are building on designated Hawaiian homelands.
It also provides block grants for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to build roads and utility lines for affordable housing.
Aloha United Way raising funds
Aloha United Way is inviting the public to join its annual fundraising campaign to help the local community beginning today.
The kickoff for this year's campaign, "Do What Matters -- Get Involved," is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarind Park at Bishop Square.
Last year, Aloha United Way raised $20 million on Oahu and assisted 500,000 people, according to an Aloha United Way news release. It focuses on four community areas: homelessness, self-sufficiency, drugs and childhood development.
To donate, call Aloha United Way at 536-1951 or visit www.auw.org.
Police, Fire, Courts
Fatal wreck's driver identified
Police have identified a 23-year-old Kailua-Kona man who died Saturday after a one-car crash on Hawaii Belt Road near the 102-mile marker in Hookena in South Kona.
Jordon T. Hauge lost control of a 2005 two-door Ford sedan, crossed the center line and struck an embankment at 8:46 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was killed.
A male passenger was taken to Kona Community Hospital and was being treated in the intensive care unit.
Found car is suspected in crash
WAILUKU » Maui police investigators say they have recovered a vehicle that might have been involved in a crash Wednesday night that killed a bicyclist in Kihei.
Police said they recovered a Silver Honda Accord yesterday morning that had damage consistent with being involved in such a crash.
Investigators said bicyclist Robert Clay was traveling on Alulike Street, making a left turn onto Kenolio Road toward Maalaea, when he was struck by a vehicle at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The vehicle, traveling southeast on Kenolio Road, fled the scene.
Clay, 46, a customer service representative at Ace Hardware in Kihei, died shortly after the crash.
His girlfriend, Deena Ewins, said Clay was coming home from work and was using a bicycle to commute because he wanted to use a cleaner mode of transportation than a car.
Clay was the 16th traffic fatality on Maui this year, compared with 13 for the same period last year.
Stolen truck rolls but baby survives
Police arrested a 20-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man after they crashed a stolen pickup truck and fled on foot into a Kapolei neighborhood with the woman's 18-month-old child.
Police said that at 12:09 p.m. Wednesday, officers spotted a stolen truck on Coral Sea Road near the Kalaeloa campgrounds. Minutes later the woman who was driving the truck lost control, and the truck rolled onto its side on Kapolei Parkway, police said.
The baby was not hurt and was later turned over to the Child Welfare Services Division.
Police arrested the woman on suspicion of auto theft, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, two counts of burglary and endangering the welfare of a minor. The woman accused the man of forcing her into the car, police said. The man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.