Marine is accused of ID theft
Charges are pending against a 28-year-old Kaneohe Marine accused of multiple counts of identity theft involving five other Marines in his unit.
Law enforcement agents were alerted to the illegal activity after they received a complaint from one of the five Marines. The complaint led to four other Marines whose personal information was also allegedly accessed by the suspect.
Police said it is unknown how the 28-year-old man got their personal information.
From July to September of last year, police said, the suspect acquired several credit cards with the personal information of the Marines and spent almost $1,000 while the Marines were deployed in Iraq and the suspect was in Hawaii.
Police arrested the 28-year-old man on Nov. 19 on suspicion of 14 counts of third-degree identity theft and four counts of second-degree forgery. Since then he has been in military custody. Identity theft is considered a Class C felony and carries a maximum penalty of five years and maximum fine of $10,000.
Neuter Now program on hold
The Hawaiian Humane Society has stopped its Neuter Now program until July 1, citing a shortage of funds.
The city-funded program provides dog and cat owners with reduced-rate sterilization certificates that can be used at veterinarian offices around Oahu.
The Humane Society, which manages the program, said the city has reduced funding to $250,000 from nearly $560,000 in 2002 as fees for the certificates have increased.
Created in 1986, the program was designed to curb pet overpopulation. It reduced sterilization costs from hundreds of dollars to between $20 and $75 for a female dog, according to the Humane Society.
Nimitz offramp to be closed
The Nimitz Highway offramp of H-1 freeway westbound will be closed from 8 tonight to 4 a.m. tomorrow for lane striping and marker installations.
During the same time, the leftmost lane on Nimitz Highway below the freeway viaduct will be closed.
Westbound H-1 motorists are advised to the use the airport offramp or Nimitz Highway as an alternate route to Mapunapuna.
Nanakuli-Maili holding election
A special election for the new Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board No. 36 is being held today and tomorrow, with 24 candidates competing for nine at-large seats.
Nanakuli and Maili had been part of the Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board, but residents petitioned to create a board of their own. Residents of Nanakuli and Maili who voted in the 2006 statewide elections are eligible to vote and were notified by mail. They must bring a valid ID to any of these polling sites:
» Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia St., from 2 to 7 p.m. today
» Maili Elementary School cafeteria, 87-360 Kulaaupuni St., from 7 a.m. to noon tomorrow
» Ka Waihona O Ka Na'auao Public Charter School Cafeteria (former Nanaikapono Elementary School), 89-195 Farrington Highway, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow
Boundary maps for the new board and candidate profiles can be found online at www.honolulu.gov/nco. The League of Women Voters will tally the votes, and the results will be verified by the Neighborhood Commission at its meeting Monday.
Candidates on the ballot are Hanalei Y. Aipoalani, Nalani Aipoalani-Tuaoi-To'oto'o, Walterbea Aldeguer, Mervina K.M. Cash-Kaeo, Johnny V. Chin, Guillermo S. (Guill) Colon, Clyde K. Eli, Donna M. Gatewood, George Grace III, Josiah L. Black Hoohuli, Nina Hoohuli-Fisher, Janelle L. Kaohu, James Kimo Kelii, Victor A. Kila, Jackie K. Ku, Eddie K. Kunipo, Henry K. Makanani, James K. Manaku Sr., Raymond M. Mook, Paul Kaipo Pomaikai Sr., Cynthia K.L. Rezentes, Nathan K. Tai, Patty Kahanamoku Teruya and Neddie G. Waiamau-Nunuha.
Police, Fire, Courts
Kapolei woman claims sex assault
Police arrested a 35-year-old man yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 35-year-old female acquaintance in Kapolei.
The woman reported she was sexually assaulted 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Teen arrested for alleged assault
Police arrested a 16-year-old boy yesterday for allegedly kicking a 33-year-old male educational worker.
Police apprehended the boy for unrelated incidents yesterday, and he was later arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault.
The alleged assault occurred between 11:50 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. March 6 at a Leeward school.
The teenager was released yesterday afternoon pending further investigation.
Prisoner allegedly assaults cellmate
Police arrested a 43-year-old man at the Halawa Correctional Facility yesterday morning for allegedly sexually assaulting a 27-year-old man with whom he shared a cell.
Police said the suspect allegedly sexually assaulted the cellmate Jan. 7 at about 9:30 p.m. at the correctional facility.
Police arrested him at 8:03 a.m. yesterday on suspicion of four counts of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of third-degree sexual assault and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault.
Woman arrested in Kalihi robbery
Police arrested a 30-year-old woman in connection with a robbery at a Kalihi home in January.
Police said the woman was burglarizing the residence when a 38-year-old man arrived home.
The man confronted the woman, who allegedly assaulted the resident.
The suspect then fled in a vehicle, police said.
Police found the woman Wednesday and arrested her for investigation of first-degree robbery.
Man to be charged in assault of infant
Police expect charges to be filed today against a 30-year-old Nanakai Gardens man who allegedly sexually assaulted an infant girl.
The man was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault. The alleged sexual assault occurred at noon Monday in Kalihi.
Police said they would not release any further details about the case due to the sensitive nature of the case.