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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, October 16, 2000

Internal inquiry done on fatal police shooting

Internal Affairs has completed its investigation of the Oct. 3 fatal shooting of Bernard "Chatchi" Crivello by a Honolulu police officer.

A report will be submitted to the office of Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Peter Carlisle when the case is conferred sometime this week, said Internal Affairs Lt. Gregory Poole.

Prosecutors will then review and assign the case to screening, Poole said.

Crivello, 25, was shot once in the head when he allegedly backed a stolen sports utility vehicle into a police three-wheel patrol unit on Tusitala Street in Waikiki.

The officer, who was outside the vehicle, allegedly fired a shot after Crivello ignored a warning to stop. The officer had stopped Crivello for a traffic offense.

New police stations open on Big Island

HILO -- Big Island police have opened two new mini-stations to be used by community policing officers, bringing the total islandwide to eight, they announced.

The stations are in Pepeekeo, north of Hilo, and on Holomua Street in the Kanoelehua Industrial Area.

Index of cultural sites gets $24,000 start

The state has received a National Park Service grant to compile a computerized state index of Hawaiian cultural places to help assess future construction and land use.

The planned state Historic Preservation Division database will be a collection of information on historic sites that are significant because of their association with native Hawaiian traditions, beliefs and customs, according to a release.

Implementation of the $24,000 grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training will begin with a pilot project on Molokai information.

Leading doctor to talk about medical learning

The most productive and efficient ways to learn will be discussed by Dr. Howard S. Barrows, a medical educator known as the father of problem-based learning, in a lecture Wednesday at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine.

"Education: What Do We Know and Why Can't We Change?" will be the topic of Barrows' talk 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Biomedical Sciences Building Auditorium, B103.

The medical school is presenting the lecture as part of the Thomas J. Whelan Jr., MD, Memorial Lectureship, named for the vascular surgeon and former chair of the Department of Surgery at the school.

Barrows pioneered a structured case-based approach to teaching and learning more than 30 years ago that has become influential in medical schools worldwide.

Judiciary group raising funds for historical exhibition

The Friends of the Judiciary History Center will sponsor a reception Oct. 27 to raise funds for an exhibit about the transition from traditional Hawaiian law to the Western legal system.

Hawaiian historian Jane Silverman, attorney Clinton Ashford and Evanita Midkiff will be honored for their efforts to restore Aliiolani Hale, which houses the history center and the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Hawaiian entertainment by Na Hoku Hanohano, slack-key guitarist George Kuo and others will be featured at the reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets at $50 are available by calling the center, 539-4999.

Isle youth can receive free immunizations

Children and teens ages 6 to 18 will continue to qualify for free vaccines under the Hawaii Immunization Program's TEEN VAX Project through Dec. 31, 2002, state Health Director Bruce Anderson has announced.

Vaccines for hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), chicken pox and TD (tetanus and diphtheria) will be provided free to physicians, hospitals and clinics.

These immunizations are recommended for all children by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Anderson said.

Anderson's department is working with health insurers to encourage all youth and children to get their shots for protection against preventable diseases.

Parents can obtain additional information by calling their health plan.

For TEEN VAX information, call 586-8332 or, from the neighbor islands, 1-800-933-4832.


Some events of interest


Bullet 6:30 p.m., Puohale Community and Senior Center: Vision Team meeting. Contact: Jimmy Remedios, 523-4500.

Bullet 7 p.m., Mililani Mauka Elementary School: Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley No. 35 Neighborhood Board meeting, 1111 Makaikai St.

Bullet 7:15 p.m., Booth District Park: Nuuanu/Punchbowl No. 12 Neighborhood Board meeting, 2331 Kanealii Ave.

Police, Fire


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Three men in Kalihi attack party-goers, steal woman's purse

A man armed with a baseball bat and two others carrying rocks attacked three people early yesterday morning in Kalihi and fled with a purse from one of the victims, police said.

The robbery on the 700 block of Mokauea Street was reported at 12:27 a.m.

Two women and a man, who had been attending a family party, told police they were confronted by three men. One suspect allegedly swung a bat toward the head of a woman, but her male companion stepped in front to take the blow.

The suspects then grabbed the woman's purse.

There were no serious injuries, police said.

Homeless man charged with murder

Police have charged a 54-year-old man in Thursday's baseball-bat beating death of another man at Keehi Lagoon Park.

Sapatumoeese I. Maluia, 54, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder for allegedly killing Feao Tupuola Jr., 48. Maluia is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Police said the two homeless men were drinking at Keehi Lagoon Park when Maluia allegedly attacked Tupuola, who was in a parked car. Tupuola died later at the Queen's Medical Center.

In 1973, Maluia was found guilty in the shotgun slaying of a Waialae-Kahala woman, 60, and her 23-year-old daughter. He was sentenced to 20 years to life but was paroled in 1990 after serving 16 years. He was let off parole in 1998.

Duplex fire leaves 13 homeless

A fire at a duplex on Luapele Place near Stadium Mall left 13 people homeless yesterday.

Fire investigators and police are still trying to determine the cause of a rapidly spreading fire that destroyed the top floor of the Luapele Place duplex at about 10 p.m. Saturday night.

The fire was contained to the upper four-bedroom unit, but the lower unit suffered water damage. Fire officials estimate total damage to the building at $150,000 and $50,000 damage to the structure.

A family of four lived in the upper unit. The lower unit was rented to a family of nine. No one was home at the time of the fire.

The cause is under investigation.

In other news ...

Bullet HILO -- Police served 44 warrants on 38 people Tuesday through Thursday last week in an attempt to reduce a backlog, they said. They urged people knowing there is a warrant out for them to turn themselves in to avoid the embarrassment of being served at work or at home.

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