Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Two people were injured in a head-on collision along
Kaukonahua Road near Weed Circle in Waialua about
3 p.m. yesterday. The victims were flown by Army
medevac helicopter to Queen's Medical Center,
where they were listed in fair condition last night.

Chef Chai files complaint in immigration appeal

Chef Chai Chaowasaree, fighting deportation, has filed a complaint against the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service contending the agency is withholding documents he needs to prepare for his appeal.

INS has violated his rights to information under the Freedom of Information Act by failing to notify him concerning his request for documents within the time limit under the law, he contends in the complaint, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court.

Chaowasaree, whose real name is Vichai Sae Tung, is appealing his deportation to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is scheduled to hear his case June 14.

INS's explanation for the delay was "the need to search for, collect and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records which are demanded in a single request," according to an INS letter. INS officials could not be reached for comment.

Gas Co. pipeline work will affect Vineyard traffic

The Gas Co. will be conducting maintenance work on its underground utility pipeline, affecting traffic in the Diamond Head-bound direction on Vineyard Boulevard near the Miller Street intersection and motorists entering the H-1 freeway eastbound from Vineyard.

Two of the three lanes on Vineyard will be closed near the Miller Street intersection tomorrow and Saturday, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Motorists are advised to be cautious in the area or to seek an alternative route. The work is being done at night to minimize the effect on motorists..

Holistic center offers free health seminars

Informational discussions on health issues will be conducted by physicians and other health professionals every Monday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Alii Tower Plaza at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa, 2005 Kalia Rd.

Holistica Hawaii is presenting the "Let's Talk About Wellness" discussions as a free community service. Reservations are not necessary.

Topics will include heart disease, coronary risk factors, high blood pressure, women's and men's health issues, women's heart health, cancer screening, dermatologic screening, modern food pyramid, stroke risk assessment and brain scanning, virtual colonography and electron beam angiography, the latest heart screening alternative.

For more information, call Denise Holmes at 951-6546.

Free conference offered on kids' mental health

Hawaii Families and Allies will have a free statewide conference June 16 for families of children with mental health needs and emotional and behavioral challenges.

Parents, family members, foster parents and caregivers of these children and adolescents are encouraged to attend and view informational display tables, listen to national and local guest speakers, and network with other family members.

The conference will be at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required. Call Vicky Followell at 487-8785.

Sleep apnea online chat has been rescheduled

A live chat that was scheduled last Monday on "Sleep Apnea" hosted by Dr. Inam Ur Rahman has been rescheduled to Tuesday because of technical difficulties with AmericasDoctor.

To log on to the interactive chat, from 8 to 9 a.m., go to or

People who have questions about sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing while sleeping, may e-mail Rahman at or call him at 676-7454 or 945-3636.

Corrections and clarifications

>> The City Council's Zoning Committee on Tuesday moved out a special management area use permit for expansion of the Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hawaii Hotel without additional conditions related to access. A report yesterday did not give the outcome of the discussion.

>> Tom Heffner, meteorologist of the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said, "We have most of our thunderstorms during the winter months." Heffner was misquoted in early editions of yesterday's paper.

>> Daniel Agcaoili died on May 28 from injuries he suffered in a May 24 hit-and-run accident. A story in yesterday's early edition had the wrong dates.

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

2 men and teen charged in credit card fraud

Police charged Lokelani Tynan, 20, of Pawaa, and David Kahui, 22, with auto theft, fraudulent use of credit cards and theft after they and a teenage boy were stopped in a stolen car in Waikiki May 31.

The arresting officers noticed a credit card with someone else's name, then later recovered numerous other credit cards in the vehicle as well as items purchased at Ala Moana Center with the credit cards. Tynan's is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Kahui's bail is $25,000.

71-year-old man beaten at home in Wailuku

WAILUKU >> A 71-year-old Maui man was listed in stable condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center yesterday after being seriously beaten at his residence.

Police Lt. Glenn Cuomo said the man, who lives in a house along Lower Waiehu Beach Road, was beaten in his bed at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and that about $200 was taken from him.

Cuomo said the man suffered head injuries.

Police arrested a 23-year-old Pukalani man as a suspect in the beating. Cuomo said the Pukalani man was an acquaintance of the victim.

Suspect in DUI accident is in guarded condition

Police are waiting for a man to be released from the hospital to arrest him for auto theft, DUI and causing a motor vehicle collision Tuesday in Kaneohe. Police said they discovered the man standing outside a car that had just been involved in an accident near the intersection of Apapane and Alokahi streets. He was transported to the Queen's Medical Center in guarded condition with chest and head injuries.

Man allegedly assaults police officer in Waianae

A 28-year-old man allegedly punched a police officer in the face and tried to drag her out of her patrol car in Waianae yesterday. Police said the officer was en route to an unrelated case when the suspect waved her down and assaulted her after she had parked her car.

After the assault, police said, the suspect backed off and calmly walked away. Police arrested the suspect for assault, resisting arrest and attempted auto theft.

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