Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff


Honolulu Board of Water Supply workers had to repair three different sections of a 12-inch water main at 99-893 Meaala St. in Aiea. The break occurred at 3:55 a.m. yesterday, and two mobile water wagons were dispatched to help people affected by the problem. By mid-afternoon, Board of Water Supply officials said water service was available, though users in the area reported that water pressure was still low. Workers said they expected repairs to be completed by last night. Wesley Buendia, right, covered his face because smoke and debris suddenly kicked up as Jerome Watanabe, left, cut a broken section of the water main pipe.


Corrections and clarifications

>> In a Page A3 story yesterday on the sentencing of Michael Boulware, state Rep. Nathan Suzuki was incorrectly identified as a former representative.

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


3 men arrested for bogus building-supply orders

Three men were arrested for theft Monday when they went to pick up construction supplies ordered on behalf of a company that did not authorize the order.

Police said that during the month of April, a man began placing orders at a Campbell Industrial Park construction supply business, charging the purchases to a local business and picking up the supplies rather than having them delivered.

The man represented himself as an authorized buyer of a business that has an account with the construction supply company and provided fictitious purchase-order numbers, police said.

The company checked with the account holder after noticing discrepancies in the purchase orders and discovered that the business did not order the supplies.

The company called police yesterday when three men showed up to pick up another unauthorized purchase. Police arrested three men, ages 43, 41 and 47, then released them pending investigation.

Man turns in stepson, 18, in burglary of neighbor

A Palolo man turned in his 18-year-old stepson to police Monday after discovering items in his home that were taken in a burglary of a neighbor's house.

Police said the man found the purse belonging to a neighbor under the living room couch. The neighbor's identification was inside the purse. When the man contacted his neighbor, the woman told him that there were other items taken in the burglary. Police said the man found the neighbor's laptop computer and two guitars in his stepson's bedroom.


Driver OK after plunging down a Likelike cliff

A man, 19, escaped serious injury yesterday afternoon after his van jumped over a highway guardrail and plunged about 100 feet down a cliff.

The van was going toward Kaneohe on the Likelike Highway when the driver lost control just outside the Wilson Tunnel, sending the van over a cliff.

The man climbed out of the van as firefighters arrived.

"He was all right, conscious, and he was transported to Castle (Medical Center)," Fire spokesman Capt. Richard Soo told KITV4 News. "Very remarkable this young man was able to survive a fall like this."


Puna residents warned of char siu fund-raiser

Big Island police are warning the public about a scam in which a female suspect is going house to house selling phony orders for char siu pork.

Puna police have received complaints that a woman driving a red Bronco II is approaching residents, saying she is selling the char siu to benefit either a hula halau or the Hawaiian Paradise Park Association. For three months, police said the woman has been taking orders, getting people's money and promising a delivery date, but never returning.

Anyone with information about the scam or who has purchased an order for char siu from the suspect is asked to call officer Iris McGuire of the Puna Patrol at 966-5835 or the police at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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