Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Kimura tapped to replace Sato as state comptroller

Wayne Kimura, state Budget Department deputy director, has been named to succeed Ray Sato as comptroller of the state Department of Accounting and General Services, according to Gov. Ben Cayetano.

Kimura served as deputy finance director for 2 1/2 years, briefly as acting director of finance and as a policy analyst in Cayetano's office.

He worked in the lieutenant governor's office and also in the state Social Services and Housing Department. Kimura had previously served as an assistant in the state House and Senate and the 1978 Constitutional Convention.

Sato retired last month.

Maui taking registration for summertime classes

WAILUKU >> Summer school registration is taking place at six locations in Maui County. The tuition for all grade levels is $140.

Registration deadlines and starting dates for schools vary, but most programs begin in mid-June. Forms are available at all public schools.

Summer school will be held at Iao Intermediate School, Kekaulike High School, Molokai High and Intermediate, Wailuku Elementary, Lanai High and Elementary, and Lihikai Elementary School.

Grant to help recipients of U.S. disability benefits

The Social Security Administration has awarded the Hawaii Disability Rights Center a $66,667 grant to assist people receiving Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Disability benefits.

"This grant to the Hawaii Disability Rights Center will enable it to help disabled persons get back on the road to economic independence," said U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink.

Corrections and clarifications

The Web site for the Hawaiian Kingdom is An A-1 story in late editions yesterday gave an incorrect address.

The photo on page A-3 yesterday was of the green at the 16th hole of the Luana Hills golf course. The caption was incorrect.

Norman Reeder works for United Airlines in Hawaii. A photo caption in late editions yesterday included incorrect information.

The Elks Club has leased its land to the Outrigger Canoe Club since 1956. A story in Sunday's Travel section gave incorrect information.

Corrections and clarifications

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Publisher and Editor in Chief John Flanagan at 529-4748 or email him at

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Wailuku bank robber turns self in to FBI

The man who robbed the Wailuku branch of American Savings Bank on May 3 turned himself in to Honolulu FBI agents this week.

Rodney Bachelder walked into the U.S Attorney's Office on Tuesday and said that he had robbed a bank on inside the Wailuku Sack 'n Save on Maui, FBI agents said.

According to documents, when agents showed Bachelder bank surveillance photographs of the robbery, he wrote, "This should be me" on them. Agents said that Bachelder also confirmed other details such as the amount of money that was taken and the contents of the note handed to a teller.

Medical examiner identifies gunshot victim

The Honolulu Medical Examiner has identified the man who was found in his Salt Lake home dead from a gunshot wound to his chest as Darryl L. Lee, 46. Lee's decomposed body was found in his Kahikolu Way home last Friday. Honolulu police have opened a homicide investigation into Lee's death. Police said Lee was last seen alive more than a week ago.

Woman, 21, arrested in assault on boyfriend

Honolulu police earlier this week arrested a 21-year-old woman for assaulting her ex-boyfriend with a garden pick. Police said the incident took place May 4 at the suspect's Kulaaupuni Street home in Maili.

Police said the suspect got into an argument with her ex-boyfriend, an 18-year-old male, when he started to damage her residence. Police said as the male started to walk away, the suspect approached him with a small garden pick and hit him in the head.

The victim required stitches to his right eyebrow and was arrested for a prior abuse case, according to police. The woman was arrested on Tuesday.

Kaneohe drowning under investigation

Honolulu police are investigating the death of a man who appeared to have drowned a mile out from Heeia Kea pier in Kaneohe.

Police said 45-year-old Wayne Kaahanui, of Waianae, was diving with another man yesterday morning when his diving partner heard the victim call out. The man swam to Kaahanui and found him struggling to keep his head above water. The other man tried to lift Kaahanui into their boat but was unsuccessful. Eventually a boat was flagged down, and the victim and the other man were taken to shore.

Kaahanui was taken by ambulance to Castle Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The case is pending an investigation and is classified as an unattended death.

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