Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Comments sought on district judge nominees

Chief Justice Ronald Moon is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for the Oahu District Court when Judge Tenney Tongg retires this month.

The following people have applied for the vacancy: Hilary B. Gangnes, John P. Gillmor, Paula D. Matayoshi, Clarence A. Pacarro, Peter T. Stone and Michael K. Tanigawa.

Anyone who would like to comment on the character and qualifications of the nominees may mail, fax or deliver their written comments to Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon, Supreme Court of Hawaii, 417 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813; or fax to 539-4703.

Comments, which will be kept confidential, must be postmarked, faxed or delivered by next Monday.

U.S. Marshal Service to hold public car auction

Aloha Auto Auction will hold a public auction for the U.S. Marshal Service on March 15 at 1001 Ahua St. Some of the vehicles being sold include a 2001 Mercedes SLK 230, a 1993 Harley-Davidson and a 2000 Toyota Spyder MR2.

Those interested may inspect the vehicles on March 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. The auction is expected to begin at 10 a.m. Registration will be taken on the day of the sale.

For more information, call the General Services Administration at 448-2067.

Organic-diet advocate to speak twice in Hawaii

Howard Lyman, co-defendant with Oprah Winfrey in a libel case brought by Texas cattlemen, will speak at two events in Hawaii this week.

Lyman, who advocates an organic, plant-based diet, and Winfrey were sued after his statements on her show regarding food safety in America.

He will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave., and at 7 p.m. Sunday at Maui Community College.

The public is invited to both free events. They are sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii (944-8344), Down to Earth Natural Foods and Castle Medical Center. Food samples will be provided.

A former cattle rancher, Lyman wrote "Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat."


Corrections and clarifications

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers

Honolulu police investigated an incident yesterday afternoon at River Street and Nimitz Highway after a man reported being shot at by an unknown assailant. Police searched a nearby bridge and questioned possible witnesses.


Man held on stolen car and speeding charges

Police charged Jackson Manchester, 24, of Mililani, yesterday with driving a stolen car that he allegedly crashed into a wall while trying to flee from a patrol officer.

Police said the officer was citing a vehicle at Kamehameha Highway and Lanikuhana Avenue in Mililani about 3:20 a.m. Saturday when another vehicle passed by, accelerated quickly and sped off down the highway.

The officer followed, planning to cite the driver for speeding, when the vehicle hit a hollow-tile wall at 94-347 Kaholo St. Police said Manchester got out of the vehicle and tried to flee on foot but was caught a short distance away.

A check of the vehicle revealed that it had been reported stolen. Manchester's bail was set at $20,000.


Man nabbed in fire bomb incident in Moanalua

A 41-year-old man was arrested last night for allegedly trying to light a Molotov cocktail under a car on Ala Aolani Street in MoanaLua.

A witness told police he confronted the man after watching him attempt to light the fire bomb under the vehicle. While the two were arguing, other witnesses called police who arrived on the scene and arrested the man for suspicion of attempted criminal property damage.

Possible gunshot injures 42-year-old man in hand

A 42-year-old man was taken to Queen's Medical Center yesterday after he suffered a possible gunshot wound to his left hand.

The victim told police he was being shot at on River Street and jumped into Nuuanu Stream. Police interviewed witnesses (see photo above) in the area, who said they did not hear any gunshots.

He was taken to Queen's by ambulance and is in stable condition. Police had not identified a suspect last night.

UH student, 24, suffers chemical burns to face

A 24-year-old woman was taken to Queen's Medical Center after she suffered facial chemical burns yesterday at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

Fire officials said the UH student ran out of one of the buildings along Maile Way complaining of chemical burns. Paramedics rinsed the chemical off the woman's skin.

A nursing supervisor listed the student in guarded condition.


Coast Guard copter finds boaters after distress call

LAHAINA >> Two men aboard a 17-foot vessel were found this morning about 15 miles southeast of Diamond Head after they made an emergency call on a cellular telephone, saying they had fuel problems and did not know their location.

The men aboard the vessel Lei Moku out of Molokai called Molokai police at 4:50 a.m. today requesting help. A Coast Guard helicopter found the men at 9 a.m.

The 110-foot Coast Guard vessel Kittiwake out of Kauai was heading toward their location to assist them.


Waianae man arrested and gun confiscated

A 40-year-old Waianae man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly having a gun in his pocket, police said.

The suspect had been in an argument at about 10 p.m. with a 27-year-old Waianae man who had sold him a vehicle, police said. The suspect had gone to the other man's house to discuss transferring ownership of the vehicle. After the argument, the suspect went to get something from the trunk of his car, and the 27-year-old walked away, police said.

Officers arrived before the two men could resume their argument, and the suspect said he had a gun in his pocket. The patrol officers took the gun and arrested the suspect.

Kapolei boy on toy cycle hurt falling into canal

An 8-year-old Kapolei boy was taken to Queen's Medical Center in serious condition yesterday after he broke his left leg while riding a battery-operated toy motorcycle, police said.

Around 1:20 p.m., the boy was riding along 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway. Police said he rode too close to a 3-foot drainage canal and fell in. Paramedics transported the child to Queen's.

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