Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, June 2, 2001

Ezra to hear request for Felix decree receiver

A request for a receiver to be appointed in the Felix consent decree will be heard June 22 before U.S. District Judge David Ezra.

The motion was filed yesterday by the attorneys for the plaintiffs as part of the federal mandate to improve educational and mental health services to special-needs children.

The plaintiffs allege that the state, through the Health and Education departments and the Legislature, does not have the will to comply with the consent decree.

The motion also asks that the court order the parties to select a receiver and determine the receiver's powers, find the state in contempt for failing to meet benchmarks in the case and extend the consent decree one year to December 2002.

Ezra also will hear a request by the state to move back the deadlines in the consent decree. The state wants a six-month extension.

The state attorneys argue that the teachers strike in the spring closed schools and prevented the state from meeting several goals.

Kahuku High grad wins truck at drug-free event

Kahuku High School graduate Dana Ishii won a 1998 Ford truck yesterday after attending the school's Project Grad party at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park.

A classmate picked out the winning key for Ishii, which started the truck at 6:45 a.m. yesterday at the all-night, alcohol-free and drug-free event.

The truck was the 23rd vehicle given away by Mike McKenna at Project Grad parties in Hawaii during the last nine years.

McKenna is a Windward auto dealer who was involved in a graduation night car accident 50 years ago.


Some 300 newly elected neighborhood board members were
sworn in Friday night at Honolulu Hale by Neighborhood
Board Commission Chairwoman Karen Iwamoto.

Miracle telethon airs

The Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network telethon will air from noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow on KITV.

Dan Cooke, Susan Page, Randy Hudnall, Natalie Kamauu and Lynne Waters will co-host. There will be live video feeds from Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

During the telecast, pledges can be made by calling 521-7333. Neighbor island residents can call toll free at 1-866-856-5437. For more information, call 535-7100.

Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

8 arrested in King Street baccarat gambling raid

Eight people were arrested Thursday night in a raid of an illegal gambling establishment on South King Street.

Police also seized $15,000 cash and some gambling implements, said Capt. Kevin Lima, Honolulu Police Narcotics/Vice Division.

Lima said the operators were conducting baccarat games. He said this was the third raid of the second-floor operation at 1272 S. King St. in the past year.

Game token shakedown leads to charges for teens

Police arrested and charged two 14-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy with theft for taking cash and game tokens from other boys playing video games at the Fun Factory arcade at Pearlridge Center.

Police said the suspects took $2 from one boy after asking for his watch and being refused, confronted and took $1.75 worth of game tokens from another boy and removed between $17 and $20 from the wallet of another boy. A fourth boy told police he also gave the suspects game tokens after they confronted him.

Police said besides the three juveniles charged in the case, they believe two other juvenile suspects remain at large.

Boyfriend faces multiple charges in choking case

A man charged with choking his girlfriend until she passed out was also charged with threatening the victim to keep her from filing a police case against him.

The 21-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday after a May 16 incident in which police said the suspect punched his girlfriend, choked her until she lost consciousness, then threatened her with a sharp object.

Prosecutors yesterday charged the suspect with intimidating a witness, kidnapping, attempted extortion, abuse and terroristic threatening. The suspect is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Kaimuki store manager wrestles with shoplifter

Police said a Kaimuki store manager tried to wrestle a theft suspect back to the scene of the crime this week.

The incident happened on Thursday along 11th Avenue.

Police said store employees earlier saw the suspect taking store items and placing them into a "makeshift" bag. Employees told their manager and he chased the suspect, who had fled on foot.

The manager caught up with the suspect, and the men struggled with each other. Police said the manager brought the suspect back to the storefront but was then pushed back into a parked vehicle.

Bystanders nearby then detained the suspect until police arrived.

The suspect has since been charged with robbery and is being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Police say vendors sold fake designer clothing

Police arrested two people for selling counterfeit clothing at Aloha Stadium Swap Meet from April 18 to May 2.

Police said yesterday that the manufacturer of the real clothing line identified the seized clothes as bogus.

Police arrested a 43-year-old male and a 42-year-old female for trademark counterfeiting, deceptive business practices and attempted theft.

Both suspects have been released pending an investigation.

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