Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Winter chill stays around to cool off the islands

Don't put that extra blanket back into the closet yet.

Although "the coldest weather is already behind us" -- with Monday and Tuesday nights dipping into the low 60s -- Oahu residents should still expect nighttime temperatures to range in the mid-60s this week, said Jeff Powell, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service.

Calm winds, no rain and clear skies made ideal for conditions for a cold front that had people wrapping themselves in extra blankets. But "there weren't any records set," Powell said.

The weather service expected two more cold fronts to arrive last night and tonight, but they should be weaker and cause temperatures to fall in the mid-60s, he said.

According to weather service data, the record low set at a Hawaii airport was 46 degrees on Lanai in 1955 and on Molokai in 1987. In Honolulu the lowest was 53 degrees on a number of occasions, including 1998; in Lihue and Hilo, 50 degrees in 1969; and in Kahului, 48 degrees in 1969.

Road repairs will tie up several H-1 access spots

The state Department of Transportation is expected to close a few H-1 freeway corridors today and tomorrow for road improvements.

The Piikoi Street onramp to the H-1 freeway eastbound and one lane of the H-1 freeway Punahou Street offramp will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for guardrail, traffic signal and road work. A lane on Waialae Avenue from Ekaha Avenue to 17th Avenue will also be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility work

Queen's Beach continues sunset movie tradition

Sunset on the Beach continues Saturday and Sunday at Queen's Surf Beach with free outdoor movies on the big screen and live music.

Saturday's movie will be "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Sunday's feature is "Titanic." Movies start at 6:15 p.m.

Live music will be performed from 4 to 6 p.m. by Lance Kalahiki, Miko Sweet and Ike Pono on Saturday; and Ko'u Mana'o and Na Kama on Sunday.

Food and beverages are available for sale, or you can picnic on the beach while enjoying the shows. Parking is at the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Shell. For more information, call 523-2489.

Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Police arrest student in threat to teacher

Police said a 15-year-old male student at Hookupono Adolescent Day Treatment program in Pearl City threatened an adult teacher yesterday after he was told he was not allowed to play with a toy in class.

The teacher took the toy away from the boy, and the student became angry, police said.

The boy told the teacher he would hurt him and beat him up, causing the teacher to feel threatened, police said.

Police arrested the student at noon yesterday and released him at 2 p.m.


Police received 790 fireworks-related calls

The Honolulu Police Department received 790 fireworks-related calls from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2, a 29 percent decrease over the same period last year, according to a news release yesterday.

Police cited three adults and one juvenile for fireworks violations this year, compared with nine adults and one juvenile last year.

14-year-old arrested in robbery at school

A 14-year-old boy was arrested yesterday for two second-degree robbery cases at a Kalihi school.

The suspect robbed two male students, ages 12 and 13, at Kalihi Middle School.

The suspect was released at 3 p.m. yesterday.

CrimeStoppers seeks aid in locating wanted man

Art CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are asking for the public's help in finding a 31-year-old man who is wanted for a $30,000 felony contempt warrant issued Dec. 28 for failure to appear for sentencing for an auto theft conviction.

Braze K. Kapeliela is also wanted for questioning in several other felony cases involving robbery, criminal property damage and auto theft. He is known to frequent the Kalihi, Waikiki and Hawaii Kai areas and his last known address was on the Windward side.

Kapeliela is also known as Kalani. He is 6 feet tall, weighing 240 pounds, with a large build and shaved head.

He has multiple tattoos: one that says Kapeliela on the left side of his chest, Hawaiian bands on his upper left arm and a Hawaiian warrior on the upper right arm.

Anyone with information can call 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

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