Police and Fire


POSTED: Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hilo woman, 18, dies in one-car accident

An 18-year-old Hawaii island woman died in a one-car crash in Hilo, county police said in a news release.

Police said the victim, Sara Sutton of Hilo, was driving a 2000 Honda two-door sedan west on Maikalani Drive near Amauulu Street when she ran off the right side of the road and hit a macadamia tree.

Police believe the accident happened between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8:27 a.m. yesterday, when officials got the call.

Sutton showed no signs of life when emergency responders arrived, and was pronounced dead at Hilo Medical Center.

Police said she was wearing a seat belt. Police also said speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Because the accident happened on a private road, Sutton's death will not be included in the list of fatalities this year, police said.


14-year-old boy alleges sex assault by older teen

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy who is accused of sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Honolulu.

The younger boy reported that the older teen assaulted him 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

The 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault.

Police released the suspect late Tuesday night.

The case is pending a sex-assault treatment center examination and interview of the victim, police said.



Public asked to look out for man missing 10 days

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 21-year-old man.

Vincent Moorehead was last seen about noon Oct. 4 in the Salt Lake area.

Police said Moorehead's friends and family are worried because it is unlike him not to keep in contact.

Moorehead is described as Hawaiian, with black hair and brown eyes, about 6 feet tall, weighing 250 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.