Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, June 6, 2001

Maui County offices shift to temporary quarters

WAILUKU >> The Maui County Planning Department is planning to move to new temporary quarters at One Main Plaza in Wailuku until its permanent building is redesigned and cleaned of mold and fungus.

County spokeswoman Karlyn Kawahara said employees will move from their temporary offices at Civil Defense when their telephones are installed at One Main Plaza.

The Maui County Council has authorized spending $500,000 to clean and redesign air ducts at the Planning Department's permanent quarters at the Kalana Pukui Building.

Some 80 employees were evacuated from the building in February, after several employees complained about eye irritation. One person complained about difficulty breathing. Inspectors found mold on the ceiling of the first and second floor and problems in the flow of air ducts.

Planning employees are moving to One Main Plaza because Civil Defense officials may need to use the rooms during hurricane season which began this month.

Waikalua fishpond offers workday for community

Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society will hold a community workday 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday at the fishpond. The society began efforts to preserve the 11-acre Hawaiian fishpond more than five years ago.

About 2,000 students and community members have participated in education and restoration efforts.

The workday offers people an opportunity to "give back" so that future generations can learn about and enjoy this unique feat of Hawaiian engineering.

For more information, contact Matt Lyum at 864-9015 or mlcinternational@

State Hospital escapee Moore indicted for unauthorized leave

Two-time Hawaii State Hospital escapee Leonard Moore was indicted by an Oahu grand jury yesterday for leaving the facility without authorization.

Circuit Judge Richard Perkins confirmed Moore's bail at $100,000.

Moore, 35, fled the State Hospital twice, the second time on April 7. His and others' escape attempts have the community concerned for safety and security issues at the facility, currently under federal oversight.

Moore was being held there while doctors examined him on his fitness to go to trial on an auto theft charge. He was finally captured May 16 during an intense search in Kahala.

A hearing on his mental fitness was continued to July 2 because Moore would not cooperate with at least one of three examining doctors.

Corrections and clarifications


>> A photo from the Al Masini-Charlyn Honda wedding that ran in Monday's Today section had an incorrect caption. Shown above, from left, are Jean Honda, Cha Thompson and Doc Buyers. Thompson was misidentified Monday.

>> Mari Yonesaki, senior director of operations at Adtech, is not related to the company's founders. A story Friday in Hawaii Inc. contained incorrect information.

>> Hawaiian Airlines is arranging to lease seven Boeing 767-300ER aircraft for its long-haul routes. A Hawaii Inc. brief Friday contained an incorrect model number.

>> Homeworks Construction Inc. was the general contractor responsible for the remodeled home featured in a Hawaii Inc. story Sunday. Marshall Hickox is the vice president of that company, not of ADI Design Group Inc. ADI Design Group was not involved in the project.

Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Clothing theft suspect allegedly punches guard

A 17-year-old boy was arrested at Kahala Mall Monday night after allegedly punching a security officer who questioned him about some stolen clothing and then ran away. Police said the security officer stopped the boy exiting the mall about 8:15 and asked him about the large amount of clothing he was carrying. The security officer told police the boy then dropped the clothes, punched him and ran away. Other security officers joined the chase and caught the boy on a nearby street and called police. The clothing was valued at $1,000, police said.

Suspect in stabbing caught returning home

An attempted murder suspect was arrested when he returned to his home about 6:35 Monday night in Whitmore Village.

The 28-year-old man was wanted for allegedly injuring his neighbor with a large knife during an argument at the home Sunday night. The 22-year-old male victim suffered a cut to his hand and a broken finger.

Teens' plot to steal car ends in joyriding arrest

A teen-age boy and girl from Kaimuki told police Monday they were able to steal a car by simply removing a vent window to reach in and unlock the door, then start the car with the key that was left in the ignition.

They said they had been planning to steal the car since May 29 when they saw it parked in the Kaimuki area with the keys left in the ignition and the doors locked. They were riding in the car with another Kaimuki teenager in Aiea when police stopped them.

Waikiki dancers nabbed in prostitution raid

Honolulu police arrested and charged 13 dancers at a Waikiki strip club with prostitution in the latest raid of establishments that allow women to perform lap dances.

"The girls were performing lap dances in private booths and secluded areas inside the club," said Lt. Kevin Thomas, Honolulu Police Morals Detail. The raid happened at Deja Vu Showgirls at 2301 Kuhio Ave. last Friday.

Thomas said most of the dancers were released after they each paid $500 bail.

Police raided Misty II Lounge at 1661C Kapiolani Blvd. on February 7 and Crystal Palace at 825 Keeaumoku St. on December 21. Police last year also raided Golden Dolls Showgirls at 939 Keeaumoku St.

Thomas said police investigate establishments based on complaints from the public.

"We get so many complaints we cannot respond to all of them. We got so many other cases it keeps us busy all the time," he said.

Thomas said the establishments also face penalties from the liquor commission.

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