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Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, November 25, 2000

Missing boater's body found in Kaneohe Bay

A joint Coast Guard-Fire Department search located the body of a missing boater in Kaneohe Bay last night.

The body was spotted offshore by a Coast Guard helicopter equipped for infrared night vision, and firefighters recovered it at about 10:45 p.m.

The body was tentatively identified as that of Paul Darensbourg, 27, a Schofield soldier.

Following a 4:40 p.m. call and start of the search at about 5:30 p.m., a Coast Guard helicopter equipped for night vision, a Fire Department helicopter and a Fire Department boat searched, Coast Guard spokesman Eric Hedaa said. The missing boat washed up on the Windward coastline at about 5:45 p.m., but the missing man was nowhere in sight.

The Fire Department called off its part in the search at about 8:45 p.m., but returned to retrieve the body later after it had been spotted from the Coast Guard helicopter.

Darensbourg and a cousin, Scott Darensbourg, had anchored the small boat near Kapapa Island, a 3-acre island some two miles off Heeia Pier. The boat drifted away, and Paul Darensbourg swam after it. Scott Darensbourg told officials he remained on Kapapa Island, and his cousin did not retrieve the boat or return.

Unemployment help available on Big Island

Big Island residents who lost work because of recent storms and flooding may qualify for federal unemployment assistance.

Ed Texeira, state coordinating officer of the Disaster Recovery Center in Hilo, said the program extends to people who may be ineligible for the regular state unemployment compensation program. Eligible people include self-employed or seasonal workers whose income was affected by storm damage, and anyone put out of work as a result of disaster and not covered by any other unemployment insurance.

Individuals may file at the Disaster Recovery Center in the Butler Building in Hilo or the unemployment insurance office in Kona. Information is available on the Federal Emergency Management Agency help line, 1-800-525-0321.

The special assistance program was triggered by President Clinton's declaration of Hawaii County as a disaster area.

Lunalilo Street narrows during quake prep work

Two lanes of Lunalilo Street between Piikoi and Pensacola streets will shut down tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for seismic retrofit work.

Leeward to rumble as jets rerouted 2 days

Leeward Oahu can expect additional aircraft noise Monday and Tuesday resulting from runway closure at Honolulu Airport for restriping from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Aircraft will fly over Ewa Beach and Iroquois Point while the runway they would normally use is shut down.

Coming Up

Some events of interest


Bullet The Ala Moana/Kakaako Neighborhood Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Dr. Edwin C. Cadman, dean of the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, will describe the proposal to build a medical school in Kakaako.

Parking for the event is free.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Police seek Ewa man, 27, alleged kidnapper

Mug shot Police want help in locating George R. Forvilly Jr., 27, of Ewa Beach, who allegedly tried to ram a police car after kidnapping his infant son and girlfriend.

Forvilly is wanted for assault, criminal property damage, kidnapping, attempted murder and terroristic threatening in a series of related events.

This is how police reconstruct the early Thanksgiving morning sequence: A 23-year-old female was struck and injured by the suspect. She fled in her vehicle and was rear-ended by the suspect on Pohakupuna Road in Ewa Beach.

Later, police tried to apprehend Forvilly at his Makule Road home. Officers were physically and verbally threatened by the suspect.

Forvilly then kidnapped his girlfriend and the infant and fled in his vehicle. While attempting to evade police, Forvilly tried to ram an occupied police vehicle. Police did not pursue, so as not to jeopardize the mother and child.

Forvilly has a prior record for possession of a firearm and was on probation, police said. Anyone with information on Forvilly's whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers, 955-8300.

Surveillance photos

'Black Beard' suspected in 1 of 2 bank holdups

Bandits robbed two branches of Bank of Hawaii yesterday, and the FBI believes the second holdup was the work of the "Black Beard Bandit," suspected in four earlier bank robberies.

The suspect with a fake black beard struck at the Pearl City branch at 850 Kamehameha Highway about 2:15 p.m. He said he was armed; no weapon was seen.

He was described as in his 30s, brown-eyed, about 5 feet 7, chubby, 145-155 pounds, with pot belly and hairy arms. He wore a blue baseball cap with an insignia, a blue, short-sleeved, collared shirt and blue denim pants. He was wearing metal-frame sunglasses.

The first robbery was at the bank's Waiakamilo branch at 1617 Dillingham Blvd. The suspect entered at about 1:05 p.m., threatened a teller with a weapon, jumped over the counter and took an undisclosed sum of money, the FBI said.

The deep-voiced, brown-eyed suspect in the Dillingham robbery appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s. He was 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10, with medium build, 160-185 pounds. He wore a green mask with holes for eyes and mouth, a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark knee-length shorts and slippers.

The two robberies raised Hawaii's bank robbery count for the year to 33. Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to call the FBI at 566-4300 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

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