Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, May 4, 2001

Man shot, killed today at Pearl Harbor

Navy officials are investigating a fatal shooting on base at Pearl Harbor this morning.

Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Jane Campbell said base police were sent to Gabrunas Hall, an enlisted service member barracks, at about 4 a.m. after gunshots were heard in the area.

The victim was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds outside the barracks. He has not been identified.

No weapon was found at the scene and no suspects have been identified.

Department of Defense police and base security are assisting Navy Criminal Investigative Service officials in the investigation.

Top education honor goes to principal of Noelani

A Noelani Elementary School principal joins other elementary and middle school principals from all 50 states in being recognized nationally for his work and dedication. Clayton Fujie is Hawaii's 2001 Elementary School Principal of the Year, according to the state Department of Education.

Fujie has served as Noelani principal since 1986. State Department of Education officials said that under Fujie's leadership, Noelani Elementary gained a "widespread reputation for academic excellence."

"At a school with distinguished faculty and programs, it is fitting to recognize the principal and the part leadership plays in promoting success," said schools Superintendent Paul LeMahieu.

Fujie, with other distinguished principals nationwide, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, will be honored this fall at an awards banquet in Washington, D.C.

Construction starts soon for new Maui preschool

Kamehameha Schools will break ground next week on Maui for its new Paukukalo Preschool in Wailuku. Once completed, the preschool is expected to serve 72 children and operate four classes.

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Kaumualii Street and Keali'i Drive.

State officials to attend education forum on Maui

WAILUKU >> State officials are scheduled to participate in a forum May 11 to discuss changes in the education of children requiring mental health assistance.

The forum, sponsored mainly by the Mental Health Association in Maui County, starts at 11 a.m. at the Cameron Center auditorium in Wailuku.

New fund helps teacher education

A fund to provide scholarships to early-childhood teachers and care providers has been established by the Good Beginnings Alliance on the strength of an $82,500 contribution from members of the Hawaii Business Roundtable, officials said.

The Hawaii Early Education Fund will help teachers and care providers improve their skills and education, thus improving the standard of early education for children in Hawaii, said Robert R. Midkiff, president of the Good Beginnings board of directors and a member of the business roundtable.

"In its first year the fund will provide approximately 24 degree-seeking preschool teachers and providers with scholarship aid to enroll in college credit classes this year," Midkiff said.

Good Beginnings promotes and coordinates policies and programs that place a priority on a child's first five years of development.

Legal aid for the public, free of charge

Attorneys will be available at locations throughout Oahu tomorrow to provide free information and referrals to anyone seeking legal assistance.

The Legal Line Clinics, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association, will be held at the following locations:

>> Honolulu: Daiei, 801 Kaheka St., and Safeway, 1360 Pali Hwy.

>> Kaneohe: Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy.

>> Kapolei: Kmart, 500 Kamokila Blvd.

>> Waipahu: Waikele Premium Outlets, 94-790 Lumiaina St.

Volunteer attorneys will be available at all locations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except at Kaneohe, where lawyers will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact the Hawaii State Bar Association at 537-1868.

Humpback whale council seeking new applications

A marine advisory council is seeking applicants for six positions.

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council has nongovernmental seats up for renewal for Honolulu, Hawaii County, Kauai, Maui, and Education and Research.

Members provide advice to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sanctuary manager on various issues and serve as liaisons to the community.

Members serve two-year terms.

To apply for the positions, contact the Oahu Sanctuary Office at 397-2651 by June 1.

Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Police hunting for man who robbed Wailuku bank

WAILUKU >> A man who claimed to have a gun robbed an American Savings Bank branch inside the Sack 'n Save supermarket yesterday in Wailuku.

Maui Detective Ron Hiyakumoto said the man fled south on foot after the 9 a.m. robbery. The man is described as in his late 50s, about 6 feet tall, about 180 pounds, with a receding hairline and white hair on the sides of his head.

Hiyakumoto said the man was wearing a plain white T-shirt, floral-print shorts and loafers and carrying a small black gym bag.

Teenage bicyclist killed after colliding with truck

WAILUKU >> A 16-year-old boy died after the bicycle he was riding struck the rear of a commercial truck in South Maui, police said.

Acting Sgt. Ricky Uedoi said Robert Glavor rode down Ala Koa Road, failed to halt at the stop sign and turned south onto South Kihei where he struck the truck at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Man who harasses teens has dropped out of sight

Honolulu police are looking for a man they said harassed high school males about body massage oils.

Police said the man, Gary Clyde Santos, failed to appear for trial in at least five cases.

Santos allegedly makes contact with high school-age males interested in bodybuilding, then gives information about body massage oils. Police said Santos then continues to contact the males even after they have declined further contact.

Police said Santos recently left his Kalihi address and that all attempts to contact him have failed. He is described as 31 years old , 5 feet 7 inches tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, a mustache and a goatee.

Anyone with info is asked to call CrimeStoppers, 955-8300.

3-car accident on Big Isle leaves 1 person dead

HILO >> A three-car accident near Ookala on the Big Island's Hamakua coast left one person dead and traffic tied up for four hours yesterday.

Police closed off Highway 11 near the 31-mile marker while investigating the scene. The accident happened around 5:30 p.m.

3 suspects elude police after high-speed chase

Kailua police were involved in a high-speed chase yesterday pursuing three suspected car thieves.

Police said the chase started between 5:30 and 6 p.m. after an officer observed the suspects breaking into a 1994 Pontiac sedan in Lanikai.

Police said the suspects led officers through Kailua to the town side of Pali Highway, then abandoned the vehicle near a stream close to Oahu Country Club. Police officers searched on foot and from the police helicopter for the suspects.

As of last night, the suspects, two males and one female, were still at large, police said.

Waipahu Intermediate girls arrested for burglary

Honolulu police arrested and charged two Waipahu Intermediate School students yesterday for allegedly burglarizing a classmate's home during school hours.

The students, both girls, ages 12 and 13, were arrested after a friend of the victim saw the suspects with items from the home.

The apartment on Waikele Road, was ransacked. Clothing and electronic devices were stolen.

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