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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, July 29, 2000

Lone shark seen at Kailua Beach Park

By George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
City lifeguards posted warning signs at Kailua Beach Park
yesterday morning after a 9 a.m. shark sighting. That sighting
was the only one, and the signs were removed by water safety
officers by 4 p.m. No injuries were reported and
he beach remained open.

HPD's Nakamura joins Board of Education

A former Honolulu police chief and a Maui attorney have been named to the state school board.

Michael S. Nakamura, who spent 27 years as a Honolulu police officer and seven years as police chief, will fill the vacant Central Oahu seat on the Board of Education.

Meyer M. Ueoka, a practicing Maui attorney who previously served on the school board for 16 years and briefly in the state House of Representatives, will fill the Maui seat.

"Both of these men have demonstrated a strong commitment to the community through their long careers in public service," said Gov. Ben Cayetano, who made the appointments.

"I am confident both men have the values and integrity to serve the youth of Hawaii."

Nakamura and Ueoka fill seats being vacated mid-term by Marilee Lyons and Michael Victorino.


Some events of interest



Bullet Noon-3 p.m. tomorrow: Ka La Ho'iho'i Ea (Restoration Day), Thomas Square, mauka-Kaimana Hila corner, marks date in 1843 when British lowered Union Jack and hoisted Hawaiian kingdom flag, ending five months of military occupation and rule. For details, call Kekuni Blaisdell at 595-6691 or Lynette Cruz at 738-0084.

Bullet Ends tomorrow: 'Aha Hawaii 'Oiwi-Native Hawaiian Convention, state Capitol, Room 329.

Bullet Tomorrow through Wednesday: "Intercultural Partnerships for Effective Teaching and Learning," a 2000 Pacific Basin Conference, Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel.

Bullet 6-9 p.m. Monday, state Capitol auditorium: The Oahu Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs forum to discuss federal legislation bill seeking recognition of a political and trust relationship between Hawaiians and the federal government.



Bullet J. Kalani English has served two terms in office as a Maui Councilman, including an appointed term by the council and an elected term. He is also chair of the land use committee. A story Wednesday said incorrectly that he had served one term and did not mention his chairmanship.

Bullet Roy L. Benham is running as a Democrat in state House District 15 (Kalama Valley, Hawaii Kai, Portlock). A candidate list Wednesday had the wrong party affiliation for him.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Teens arrested in burglary of three Wahiawa homes

Two teen-agers were arrested yesterday for burglarizing three homes in the Wahiawa area yesterday.

The male suspects, 15 and 19, are accused of breaking into homes on Glen Avenue, Dole Road and California Avenue yesterday evening, police said. They were apprehended after officers made a traffic stop and discovered the stolen property.

The victims were able to identify their property.

Man's teeth knocked out, allegedly by neighbor

Police arrested a 29-year-old man yesterday for allegedly punching his neighbor and knocking out his teeth.

The alleged assault took place on Sunday night at an Anaunau Street home in Ewa Beach, police said.

The suspect fled following the incident, but was apprehended by plainclothes officers yesterday.

Driver charged in attempt to run down moped rider

Police charged a 23-year-old man yesterday in connection with trying to drive over a 24-year-old man on a moped in Waikiki on July 21.

Davy Kain Santiago was charged with first-degree assault, police said.

He is being held on $50,000 bail.

Santiago reportedly drove a pickup truck at a man on his moped on Kuhio Avenue.

The victim had to jump off the moped to avoid being hit, police said.

Man sought in hijack of teen-age pair's car

Police are searching for a man who carjacked a couple of teen-agers yesterday morning.

Two teen-agers, 16 and 18, were hanging out at Halawa District Park when they were approached by a man who asked for a ride to the Pacific Palisades area.

The teens agreed to drive him in their car.

As they were on the H-1 freeway, the suspect brandished a handgun and took control of the car, police said.

They drove to the Waiawa area, where the two teens were released at about 2:15 a.m.

The suspect had not been apprehended as of this morning.

Hilo police seek escapee from youth facility, 18

HILO -- Police are looking for an 18-year-old man who was confined by court order at the Children's Comprehensive Services facility in Hilo but left April 29 without permission.

The escapee is Conrad Nishihara, whose identifying characteristics include the word "Thug" tattooed on his left hand, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 808-961-2276 or CrimeStoppers at 808-961-8300.

Clues needed in Big Isle theft of 29 solar panels

KAILUA-KONA -- Police are asking for the public's help in learning who stole 29 solar panels worth $18,000 from the remote Manuka Beach in the Kau district July 14-17.

The 2-by-3-foot panels were located at a radio tower accessible only by a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Anyone with information should call police at 808-935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 808-329-8181.

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