Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, October 8, 2001

Bikini beauties targeted in Blaisdell Center theft

Five bikini show contestants at the CarQuest car show at Blaisdell Center had credit cards and cash stolen while they were onstage sometime between 8 and 9 p.m. Saturday.

Tammy Strickland, coordinator for the contest, said the contestants had about $700 in cash taken from bags in a room guarded by car show personnel.

Strickland said about $100, proceeds from the sale of bikini show contestants' posters, was also taken. She said they had intended to donate the money to the Sept. 11 relief fund.

Contestant Brandy Leaver, 18, said she had $400 in cash she won in another contest stolen from her bag. Tara Habermehl, 21, said she had a $1,000 Gucci watch stolen and $100 cash.

Leaver estimates they were onstage for about 20 to 30 minutes while the contest was on.

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Honolulu pedestrian killed by pickup truck

Police say a 40-year-old Honolulu woman was in a marked crosswalk on Captain Cook Avenue near Alapai Street in Honolulu when a pickup truck fatally struck her at 8:50 Saturday night.

Witnesses say the woman had run onto Magellan Avenue when the pickup, driven by a 34-year-old Waimanalo man, struck her.

The truck was heading west on Captain Cook Avenue when the accident occurred. Police say the speed of the truck has not yet been determined.

The woman was taken to Queen's Medical Center with head injuries, where she died about 9:39 p.m.

The medical examiner's office had not identified the woman yesterday.

The truck's other passengers included a woman, a baby girl and a boy, who were uninjured.

This is the 61st traffic fatality for Oahu, compared with 50 last year at the same time.

Mililani man charged in bouncer's death

A Mililani man was charged yesterday with second-degree murder in the death of a 47-year-old bouncer who died after being kicked in the chest.

Tony Kwak, 21, was arrested after a fight at the Venus Night Club entrance, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., early Saturday, during which the bouncer was kicked, police said.

The bouncer, whose name has not been released, collapsed after the kick and later died at Straub hospital, police said.


Wahiawa man charged under new sex assault law

A 38-year-old Wahiawa man has been charged with sexual assault under the new state law that raised the age of consent to 16 years old from 14 years old. Edison Lameg has been charged with first-degree sexual assault for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl. He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Police said a patrol officer spotted a car with outstanding traffic violations parked at the Mokuleia Army Beach Saturday. When the officer approached the vehicle, police said the officer observed Lameg having sex with the girl.

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