Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

HFD moves back into Kalihi Uka Fire Station

The Honolulu Fire Department moved back into the Kalihi Uka Fire Station at 1861 Kamehameha IV Road on Monday.

The station closed for renovations in November 2000. Its personnel were relocated and had been responding to calls from the Kuakini and Kalihi Fire Stations.

The station upgraded its electrical, plumbing, air-conditioning, and domestic water systems to better support the current needs of fire personnel.

Changes were also made to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and to make the station more accessible to the public.

Community college hosts strategic planning event

Honolulu Community College is soliciting input from everyone with an interest in the future of the college at a strategic planning event on Tuesday.

HCC Provost Ramsey Pedersen will facilitate the event. Participants are asked to share ideas about what the college means to them and what the college's responsibility is to the community and the state.

The event will be held at HCC's campus cafeteria at 874 Dillingham Blvd. from 7 to 9 p.m.

Disability centers receive grant from federal DOE

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Hawaii Centers for Independent Living a $155,658 grant under the federal Recreational Program, U.S. Rep. Patsy T. Mink (D-Rural Oahu, Neighbor Islands) has announced.

The grant funds the period from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2003, and is expected to continue for a total of three years.

The project will collaborate with businesses, scientific organizations, nonprofits, and state vocational rehabilitation and education departments to create a network for people with disabilities to participate in recreational activities.

Private foundation seeks families for foster care

Casey Family Programs, a private foundation, is looking for families to provide interim, respite and long-term foster care for pre-teens and teens unable to return home.

A meeting will be held about the program on Feb. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Casey office, 1848 Nuuanu Ave. For more information, call 521-9531.

Corrections and clarifications

>> The De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) high-school football team stipulated that the opponent for its Sept. 21 game in Hawaii play fewer than three games prior to facing De La Salle. An article on A1 yesterday Tuesday said incorrectly that De La Salle had stipulated that its opponent play fewer than two games.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Managing Editor Frank Bridgewater at 529-4791 or email him at

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Police looking for suspect in Wahiawa beating

Police have opened an attempted murder investigation after a 43-year-old man was found unconscious on a sidewalk in Wahiawa Monday night.

He was taken to Queen's Medical Center, where he is in critical condition. He was unconscious and bleeding from the mouth.

The man has not regained consciousness.

Police were alerted of the case about 9 p.m. Monday after the man was taken by ambulance from the sidewalk near the Medical Arts Building at 302 California Ave.


Police seek 2 suspects in Waimalu robbery

Police are looking for two men who robbed a 22-year-old man of his wallet as he sat in his car near Waimalu Elementary School.

The man told police he was sitting with a friend near the corner of Hekaha and Oa streets about 10:10 p.m. Monday when two men approached his car. He told police one man showed him a gold badge and the other man had a handgun.

Police said the suspects took the man's wallet and fled in a gold or silver four-door sedan.

Waianae boy arrested after alleged threat

A 13-year-old special education student at Waianae Intermediate School was arrested for terroristic threatening after he allegedly threatened his teacher.

Police said the boy was referred to the office by the teacher for disruptive behavior about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The 25-year-old teacher told police the boy threatened him before going to the office.


Kalihi man arrested in alleged sexual assault

Police arrested a 19-year-old Kalihi man at 8:30 p.m. Monday for first-degree sexual assault.

Police made the arrest after the suspect's 3-year-old daughter reported that her father had sexually assaulted her.

Police did not release other details of the case.

Homeless man arrested for alleged attack

Police arrested a 34-year-old homeless man Monday for the attempted murder of another homeless man near Downtown Honolulu Feb. 7.

Police said the suspect repeatedly hit the 41-year-old victim in the head and body along North King Street across from Aala Park.

An acquaintance of both men gave police the name of the suspect who he said was taking drugs prior to the attack.

The victim was taken to Queen's Medical Center in critical condition but was later upgraded to guarded.


Suspect gets real arrest for fake NFL T-shirts

Honolulu police arrested their sixth suspect this month for allegedly selling counterfeit National Football League T-shirts. The latest arrest was made yesterday along Kalia Road in Waikiki.

Police said the 39-year-old California man was selling counterfeit trademark NFL Pro Bowl T-shirts.

On Feb. 6 police arrested one man at the corner of Kalakaua and Kaiulani avenues and four other California men at Lewers St. and Kalakaua Ave. for selling similar T-shirts. Police re-arrested a 42-year-old man who was part of that group for allegedly selling the phony T-shirts at Hanauma Bay last weekend.


Haleiwa break-in leads police to make pot arrest

Honolulu police arrested three people for possession of marijuana plants while officers were checking out an unrelated robbery attempt on the North Shore yesterday.

Police said at 7:40 a.m., a 41-year-old Japanese tourist caught an unknown man breaking into his car, which was parked at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park.

Police said the suspect attacked the tourist then fled in a pickup truck. When police went to the address of the registered owner of the vehicle, they found a large number of marijuana plants on the property.

Police arrested two men and one woman for promoting detrimental drugs. No arrests were made in the robbery attempt.


Hauula man arrested in child-custody dispute

An 18-year-old Hauula man was arrested Monday for burglary in connection with a custody battle between his sister and her boyfriend over his sister's infant.

According to police, the boyfriend said his girlfriend was intoxicated, and he took his two-year-old daughter from her.

Later, the girlfriend's father and brother went to the man's residence to retrieve the baby but were told to leave.

Police said the girlfriend's brother and father forced their way into the residence through the front door, assaulted the man and retrieved the baby. Police arrested the brother but later released him pending further investigation.




Man sentenced to life for killing ex-girlfriend's beau

A 31-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in the head two years ago as the victim slept.

District Judge Gerald Kibe also ordered Tyrone Galdones yesterday to serve a mandatory 20 years for using a firearm to shoot James Zoucha, 27, twice at a Nanakuli home in August 1999.

Galdones apologized yesterday to the court and to the Zoucha family members, none of whom were present, for his actions, and for bringing shame to his family.

The defense had argued at trial that Galdones suffered from an extreme mental and emotional disturbance after he peered into his ex-girlfriend's bedroom window and saw her sleeping with another man.

The couple had broken off a 13-year relationship that resulted in two children just two months earlier.

Galdones also received a concurrent 10-year term for carrying the firearm used in the shooting.

Examiner admits making driver licenses for illegals

A former Hawaii County Police Department driver's license examiner has admitted to making fake drivers licenses for illegal aliens in exchange for cash, according to Kona police.

Clayton C. Perreira pleaded guilty in federal court to using a county computer to create the licenses, which he sold for $500 to $800 apiece.

Kona detectives and FBI agents determined that Perreira was involved in 87 questionable driver's license transactions, 17 of which involved the sale of driver licenses to illegal aliens.

During the course of the investigation, Perreira was placed on leave on Dec. 8, 2000, from his job as a licensing examiner.

Police said he resigned on Jan. 25.

Perreira is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court on May 21.

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