Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

New dengue fever case
found on Oahu

A Kailua resident has become the 119th confirmed case of dengue fever in Hawaii.

State epidemiologist Dr. Paul Effler said yesterday the person is believed to have contracted the fever in November in Windward Oahu.

The total number of dengue cases recorded from June 10 through April 5 includes 89 on Maui, 26 on Oahu and four on Kauai.

The last confirmed onset of dengue fever occurred in early February.

State health officials say they have the fever under control, but warned that residents should continue taking steps to reduce the presence of mosquitos because of the potential of disease recurring.


Corrections and clarifications

>> State Department of Education official Mike Heim compared the state's new assessment test to the national Stanford Achievement Test. A Page A3 story yesterday incorrectly referred to it as the Standard Achievement Test.

>> City lifeguards said the weekend box jellyfish influx was the third worst they had seen. An article Sunday quoted a lifeguard saying it was the worst influx.

>> Obun Hawaii Group is being purchased through an employee stock ownership plan. A Hawaii Inc. story Saturday incorrectly called the buyout an employee stock option plan.

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


Teen accuses stepfather of sex assault over 4 years

Honolulu police are investigating allegations that a 37-year-old man sexually assaulted a now 15-year-old girl during a four-year period.

Police said the assaults took place in the Halawa area from 1998 to now. They said the victim told them she was being sexually assaulted by her stepfather. They arrested him on charges of first-degree sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Man sought in robbery of Ward Bank of Hawaii

CrimeStoppers and the police want help identifying the man who robbed the Ward Plaza Branch of Bank of Hawaii yesterday. Police said the suspect walked in at 9:45 a.m., approached the teller, said he was armed, then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as 25-35 years old, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 7 inches, 160-180 pounds, with a chubby build, short black hair and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt. Though the suspect said he had a handgun, none was seen. Call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone with information.


Man arrested for alleged abuse of his ex-girlfriend

Honolulu police arrested a 21-year-old man yesterday, who allegedly assaulted his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend and kept her from leaving her Pearl City apartment for several days between April 1 and Wednesday.

The victim said she was assaulted several times by the suspect, who entered her apartment by removing glass louvers. The victim later escaped. Police said she sustained injuries to her mouth and upper body. Police arrested the suspect for kidnapping, burglary and abuse of a family or household member.

Man allegedly points gun at boy in daughter's room

Police arrested a 45-year-old Aiea man who allegedly pointed a handgun at a 15-year-old boy whom he found in his daughter's bedroom.

The man told police he woke up about 1:40 a.m. yesterday and discovered that the front door to his residence was open. The man said he got his handgun in case there was an intruder in his home and discovered the boy in his 14-year-old daughter's bedroom.

When police arrived, they said the boy made no mention of the man threatening him with the gun. However, when he filed a police report eight hours later at Pearl City High School, the boy said the man pointed the gun at him. The man's daughter also said her father hit her.

The man turned himself in at Pearl City Police Station and was arrested for terroristic threatening and abuse of a household member. He was released pending further investigation.


28-foot boat, boat house destroyed in Kauai fire

Fire destroyed a 28-foot boat and a boat house in Lihue early this morning.

Kauai firefighters were called to an address on Mokoi Street in Kupolo just past 1 a.m. The boat and boat house were fully engulfed, but firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to homes nearby.

The fire caused $150,000 damage to the boat, boat house and a 40-foot shipping container attached to the boat house.

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