Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, September 24, 2001

Remember 9-11-01

Free forum to discuss terror attacks'
impact on Hawaii and U.S.

Panelists will discuss changes to foreign policy, military options and strategies, impacts on ethnic relations and the economy in the United States and Hawaii at Punahou School's Wo International Center tomorrow night.

The free forum is sponsored by the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council and the East-West Center, in addition to Punahou. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include Charles Morrison, president of the East-West Center; Ibrahim Aoude, professor of ethnic studies at the University of Hawaii; Ambassador Alvin Adams, former principal deputy to the ambassador at large for counterterrorism; and Ronald Montaperto, dean of academics at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor will moderate.

The forum will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact PAAC at 944-7780.

Roadrunner service cut statewide for 2 hours

Oceanic Cable Roadrunner Hawaii experienced a two-hour statewide outage due to mechanical failure starting about 10:45 a.m. yesterday.

Technicians replaced a router, and Internet service was restored to all 60,000 customers by 12:45 p.m. yesterday.

It was the first time in recent history that customers statewide were affected, said Kit Beuret, spokesman for the company. The outage was not related to viruses, Beuret said.

Maui observatory to start construction in November

KULA, Hawaii >> Construction may begin in November on the Faulkes Telescope observatory atop Haleakala on Maui.

University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy Assistant Director Mike Maberry said a conservation district use permit approved by the state last week cleared the way for construction.

The observatory will link Hawaii with students in Great Britain. The project also involves a second telescope and observatory in Australia. Both observatories will allow Hawaii and British students to conduct astronomy projects from classroom computers.

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the permit with conditions on the timing of construction and a requirement that UH take steps to develop a long-range management plan for the Haleakala summit.

Maberry said construction is being timed for November through April to avoid disturbing nesting uau, or Hawaiian dark-rumped petrels. The uau is an endangered seabird that raises its chicks in cliffs around Haleakala Crater.

The UH Board of Regents has approved initial funding for a research development plan for the Institute for Astronomy that will provide the basis for a long-range development plan for the Haleakala summit, Maberry said.

Top Catholic, Episcopal leaders join in service

The top clergymen of the Catholic and Episcopal churches in Hawaii will participate in a ecumenical vespers service Sunday.

Honolulu Catholic Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Episcopal Bishop Richard Chang will jointly celebrate the 7 p.m. service at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy.

Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Man critical after failed stunt on motorcycle

A 22-year-old Aiea man remained in critical condition yesterday after he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding on the H-1 freeway and crashed into a guardrail Saturday night.

The motorcyclist was seen "popping a wheelie," with the front wheel up in the air for a long distance before he lost control just before 7 p.m., police said.

The rider was traveling Waianae-bound near the Radford Drive overpass when the motorcycle's front wheel came down and the bike crashed, police said. The man fell onto the roadway, and the motorcycle slid another 271 feet, police said.

The man suffered massive injuries to his leg and was taken to Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.

Kalihi man accused of attacking his wife

A 40-year-old Kalihi man was arrested last night for allegedly trying to smother his wife then chasing her with a knife after she broke free.

Police said the man and his 37-year-old wife were having anargument in their Kula Kolea Drive home about 10 p.m. when the husband held his wife down on their living room floor and tried to smother her face with a towel. She escaped, police said, and ran to a neighbor's house with her husband chasing after her with a knife. Police arrived and arrested the husband.

Husband and wife arrested in kidnapping

A 40-year-old Makiki man and his 34-year-old wife were arrested last night for allegedly kidnapping a man and beating him. Police said the wife picked up a 37-year-old man at his home yesterday about 4 p.m. yesterday to go cruising and stopped at a dead-end street where her husband was waiting. Police said the husband got in and beat the man inside the vehicle. His wife brandished a knife to prevent the victim from escaping, police said. The couple released the victim who had bruises to his face and back.

Police said within a half hour the couple assaulted another victim several blocks away. They were arrested at 7:15 p.m. at their Kewalo Street home for kidnapping and assault.


Haleiwa man is accused of beating, stabbing victim

Dino K. Kauai, a 21-year-old Haleiwa man, was charged Saturday with second-degree attempted murder in the Thursday stabbing of a 23-year-old man in Haleiwa.

The victim said he was invited by Kauai and a 17-year-old boy to a Haleiwa house at 66-779-E Haleiwa Rd. The three were talking about 11 p.m. Thursday when the two suspects suddenly punched him, police said.

When the victim tried to flee, Kauai allegedly stabbed him in the ribs, police said. The victim escaped and called police. The teenager was arrested at 9:25 a.m. Friday. Kauai was found by crime reduction units and arrested shortly after 5:30 p.m.


Man charged for alleged sex assault of house guest

A 45-year-old man was arrested and charged Saturday after he allegedly tried to sexually assault a woman while she slept in his Wahiawa home, police said.

Stephen Oasay is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail for second-degree sexual assault.

The 31-year-old woman told police Oasay let her stay at his home because she was having domestic problems with her boyfriend. During the early morning hours, the woman awoke to find the suspect sexually assaulting her, police said. Police were notified, and Oasay was arrested shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday.


Lihue woman dies after losing control of pickup

LIHUE >> Shawnte Jaquias, 23, of Lihue, was killed after she lost control of the pickup truck she was driving in Lihue, police said.

Jaquias was driving westbound on Hardy Street when she lost control of the truck in front of Wilcox Elementary School, police said. The vehicle overturned several times and that Jaquias was thrown from the vehicle. Jaquias was taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital in critical condition and later died.

Big Isle officer shoots man armed with scissors

HILO>>A Big Island police officer last night shot a mentally ill man who threatened the officer with a pair of scissors, police said.

The man, whose identity was not immediately established, was admitted to Hilo Hospital. His condition was not released.

At 10:50 p.m. yesterday, police received a call from Paradise Park subdivision south of Hilo about a man described as displaying a behavior disorder. On arriving, officers found the man had already seriously injured himself with a pair of scissors, police said.

They tried unsuccessfully to convince the man to put the scissors down so Fire Department paramedics could treat him.

The man lunged at an officer, who shot him. The man was arrested for terroristic threatening.

Two men arrested in baseball bat attack

HILO>>Police arrested two men last night for attacking a third man, allegedly with baseball bats, then discovered that the victim had burglarized the men's house and threatened people with a knife.

The two men, 39 and 48, remained in police custody this morning. The victim, 49, was taken to Hilo Hospital. His condition was not released.

Responding to a 10:46 p.m. call about a fight at a Kumukoa Street address, police found the three men, with the victim saying the others attacked him with baseball bats.

Police opened two burglary cases and five terroristic threatening cases against the now-hospitalized burglar.

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