Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Final Lahaina Noon of year to be Monday

The Bishop Museum will celebrate Honolulu's final Lahaina Noon of this year, which occurs at 12:37 p.m. Monday.

Lahaina Noon is when the sun is directly overhead and objects cast no shadow.

The museum will host "Lahaina Noon Day" with scheduled activities beginning at 10:30 a.m.

A dinosaur replica from the movie "Jurassic Park" will be brought out on the Great Lawn at 12:37 p.m.

The museum's Planetarium will also present a show that transports viewers to Cuba and Rio de Janeiro to experience the solar event in other tropical locales. "Tropical Skies" begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Lahaina Noon can be seen from the observatory as the telescope projects the sun's image on the wall. The observatory, open from noon to 1 p.m., will have its telescope aimed at the zenith.

Hawaii is the only state that experiences Lahaina Noon, which occurs only in the tropics, and occurs on different days for different parts of the islands. The farther north, the earlier the event.

In Hilo, Lahaina Noon occurs on July 25, while in Lihue it happens on July 11.

For more information on Lahaina Noon, visit or call the Planetarium at 848-4136.

Honolulu gets grant to help at-risk youth

Honolulu was one of 29 U.S. cities to be awarded a $1.4 million federal grant to continue a project that helps young offenders, gang members and at-risk youth prepare for long-term employment.

"The City and County of Honolulu's work to help young people get a second chance in life is inspiring to see," said Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor. "We hope young people will find good jobs and become valuable citizens in their communities as a result of this grant."

"The funding is valuable to our program, which is designed to deter juveniles from criminal activities and guide them toward economic self-sufficiency through educational, vocational and support services," said Ernie Martin, head of the Department of Community Services' Office of Special Projects.

Numerous other public and private agencies are participating in the program.

Likelike lanes to close for maintenance work

The Honolulu-bound lanes of the Likelike Highway from Kahekili Highway will be closed from 7 p.m. today until 7 a.m. tomorrow.

The lanes will be closed for tunnel cleaning and maintenance work.

Motorists are advised to take an alternate route and allow for extra travel time.


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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Woman arrested for alleged scissor attack

Honolulu police arrested a 37-year-old Kalihi woman for allegedly attacking another woman with a pair of scissors in Waikiki.

Police said the incident took place April 21 and started when the suspect approached the victim from behind and asked her about comments she had made earlier about selling leis to tourists. The suspect then grabbed the victim by the head, pulled her down and started to scratch her face.

Police said the victim tried to fight back but that the suspect cut the victim's hair with a pair of scissors. The suspect fled the scene after the victim's cries for help alerted hotel security.

Police arrested the suspect earlier this week for second-degree assault. The victim's injuries included lacerations to her face and left hand, and a hematoma to the left side of her head.


Leeward police sweep leads to 48 arrests

Police arrested 40 men and eight women Wednesday in a sweep of the Leeward Coast in search of people wanted on outstanding warrants.

The 48 people were arrested on a total of 104 charges, with bail totaling more than $125,000. Two suspects were arrested on parole retake warrants. One had seven outstanding warrants.

Police focused on violent offenders, those accused in domestic violence cases and suspects wanted on felony warrants, said Sgt. Kyle Yonemura.

He said the goal of the operation was to improve the quality of life of residents in the district by taking dangerous people off the streets.

Nanakuli teen admits to home burglary

Honolulu police arrested an 18-year-old Nanakuli man for burglary after police said the suspect admitted to taking things from his neighbor's home.

Police said that between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 3, the suspect broke into his neighbor's house and took jewelry and coins from a safe in a bedroom.

Police said the suspect later apologized to the victim and her husband and admitted breaking into the home and stealing the items. The suspect returned all the stolen items except for a necklace set and some coins. Police arrested the suspect for first-degree burglary and on a Family Court warrant on Thursday.


Woman claims rape after date with suspect

Honolulu police said a 27-year-old woman told them she was raped in Makiki earlier this week.

The victim said she had gone on a date Thursday with the suspect, whom she met about two weeks ago at a Waikiki nightclub, and that the suspect took the victim back to her apartment, where he sexually assaulted her.

Police have opened a first-degree sexual assault investigation in the case.

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