Newswatch


By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, May 2, 1997

Three sought in shooting;
victim in critical condition

Police were seeking three men who fled in a blue Honda after a man was shot in the face in Kalihi last night.

The 21-year-old man was shot after an argument, Detective Joseph Ryan said at the scene of the 9:20 p.m. shooting in the 1900 block of Kaumualii Street.

The gunshot wound was about cheekbone level on the right side of his face. The victim collapsed and was treated later in the street, Ryan said.

He was taken to Queen's Hospital, where he is in critical condition, police said.

The victim and four other males apparently had gone to 1937 Kaumualii St. to confront three other males about damage done to a car two months ago. A fight began, and the suspect allegedly ran to a car parked nearby and pulled out a handgun, firing several shots, police said.

Abercrombie top isle lawmaker
when it comes to junkets

WASHINGTON -- Five months ago, shortly after his successful re-election campaign, Hawaii Rep. Neil Abercrombie took off on a 10-day trip through India.

Accompanied by his wife, Nancie Caraway, he made stops in New Delhi, Bangalore and Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.

The 10-day trip cost a cool $13,392. But don't worry about the congressman's ability to pay for it. He didn't have to.

The bill was picked up by the Confederation of Indian Industry, India's largest business trade organization, which is eager to woo lawmakers who can help strengthen economic ties between India and the United States.

The Indian trips are but a handful of the thousands of trips taken every year by members of Congress and paid for by special-interest groups.

Abercrombie was easily the best-traveled member of Hawaii's congressional delegation last year.

Earlier this year, Sen. Daniel Akaka spent six days on Lanai attending a conference on national security and the global environment, which was sponsored by the Aspen Institute and cost $2,980.

Community policing unit
to monitor beaches

A new community policing unit now monitors beaches from Waimanalo to Makapuu.

Patrols started yesterday, with rounds at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Waimanalo Beach Park.

Concerned citizens who want to get involved may call 247-0748. Police and the Community Coalition for Neighborhood Safety organized the effort.

Honolulu Prosecutor Peter Carlisle praised citizens of Waimanalo for helping monitor theft at the beach park and for fighting crime in the neighborhood.

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Police/Fire


By Star-Bulletin staff

Pair with guns rob
Unocal in Maili

Two Unocal gas station employees were robbed by two men at gunpoint last night in Maili.

The suspects, armed with a handgun and a shotgun, fled with an unknown amount of cash in the 8:50 p.m. holdup at 97-890 Farrington Highway, police said.

The suspects were described as in their late teens to early 20s, around 5-feet-10 or 5-feet-11.

Accused ex-officer
is tracked down

A former Honolulu police officer indicted by a Oahu Grand Jury for allegedly assaulting and threatening a man with a pistol in Kailua last June has been located in Oregon.

Authorities arrested Russell J. Clear, 31, in Clackamas County, Ore. yesterday. He is being held there until he can be flown back to Honolulu to face charges.

Man charged
in auto theft

A Ko Olina man suspected of stealing a car in March and using parts from it to repair his damaged car has been charged.

Stephen J. Bowman, 21, of Aliinui Drive, is being held on $150,000 bail on charges of auto theft and first-degree theft.

Police located the stolen car April 14 at a Waipahu auto body shop parked next to the suspect's car. The car had been taken from Atkinson Drive March 13.

Other Police/Fire headlines
in today’s Star-Bulletin:

  • Man, 34, wanted in domestic case
  • Thieves strike at Sacred Falls
  • 91-year-old dies in Kaimuki accident
  • 'Ice' bust at airport nets one arrest

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