Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Human remains removed
from yard of Waianae home

Investigators from the Army's Central Identification Laboratory recovered human remains yesterday from the backyard of a home at 86-185A Mailiili Road. The Army team was called by police after the family living in the house told them their father may be buried in the yard.

The family told police that another member of the family, who now lives in Richland, Wash., recently acknowledged that she had lied when she told them she had placed their father in a care home in May 1999.

She recently told the family that she actually buried him the back yard after he died, according to police.

The remains were turned over the medical examiner to determine identity and cause of death.

Karsten Bridge, King St. ramp shut

The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu motorists that the townbound lanes of the Karsten Thot Bridge on Kamehameha Highway will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon today for guardrail installation.

Also, the H-1 freeway King Street offramp will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for bridge joint replacement work.

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

OCCC inmate arrested for Punahou stabbing

Honolulu police arrested an 18-year-old man in custody at Oahu Community Correctional Center for last month's stabbing at Punahou Carnival. He was arrested yesterday on a second-degree attempted murder charge and returned to OCCC.

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed twice in his chest Feb. 2 after he was mobbed by a group of boys at the carnival. Police believe the incident was gang related.

Police previously arrested two boys, 15 and 17, for the stabbing but released them pending further investigation.

Police search for suspect in Waipahu bank robbery

Art Honolulu police and the FBI are looking for a man who robbed the Waipahu branch of the Bank of Hawaii yesterday. Federal agents said the suspect entered the bank at 94-712 Farrington Highway at 8:58 a.m.

A demand note was presented to the teller and the robber threatened to use a weapon, though no weapon was seen. The robber took an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber is described as a male in his early- to mid-30s, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing approximately 240 pounds. He is also described as having black eyes, black hair and a mustache.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call the FBI at 566-4300 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Makalapa park reopened after mercury closure

Makalapa neighborhood park was reopened yesterday for the first time since a mercury spill closed it March 12. The park was one of several areas decontaminated after mercury was found at the Puuwai Momi housing complex in Halawa.

Since the Halawa spill, state health officials said they have responded to several other mercury "finds" around Oahu. Terry Corpus, the state on-scene coordinator for the hazard evaluation and emergency response team, said some of the calls were actual spills while others involved mercury in containers.

"There's been more mercury calls in the past 3 weeks than there was all of last year," said Corpus. "mostly because of increased public awareness due to the media coverage of the Halawa situation."

Police looking for kidnapping suspect

Honolulu police are looking for a man who kidnapped a woman yesterday at the Honolulu airport. The woman, 29, told police she was making a flower delivery at the airport when a man stopped his vehicle to ask for directions and pulled her into the car.

The woman told police she was later released at Kapiolani Park Bandstand. She suffered minor injuries.

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