Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Conference explores conservation issues

The Hawaii Conservation Conference 2002 will be held tomorrow and Friday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

The event is expected to draw 300 or more scientists who deal with conservation issues in Hawaii from the state, federal, educational and private sectors. Topics to be covered include: invasive plants; native plant restoration; marine life, bird and insect conservation; ecotourism; watershed conservation; and critical habitats.

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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Sleeping Kalihi woman pulled from stream

Fire rescuers, responding to a report of a body floating in Nuuanu Stream, this morning discovered a sleeping woman floating in the water.

After she was fished out, she told rescuers she was dreaming and had no idea how she got into the water, police said.

Police received a report of a body in the river near South King Street about 5:45 a.m. and contacted the fire department. When firefighters reached the woman under the Nimitz Highway Bridge, she appeared to be sleeping and was startled when they grabbed her, police said.

"She was shaking as if she was cold," said Capt. Jerry Spencer, Central Fire Station Commander.

Spencer said the current was picking up and she could have drifted into Honolulu Harbor if she had not been rescued.

The woman, who said she was 37 and from Kalihi, was taken to Queen's Medical Center by ambulance for observation.


California visitor dies after swim at Ihilani

A 45-year-old visitor from California died after a swim Monday in a lagoon at the Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina.

Cory Fujiki of San Jose was pulled from Lagoon 1A, where he was snorkeling, at 10:30 a.m. He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center-West where he was pronounced dead.

Fujiki's wife told authorities that her husband was suffering from high blood pressure.

Waipahu man arrested in Kalihi stabbing

Police arrested a 38-year-old Waipahu man for investigation of attempted murder and assault and were seeking another suspect in connection with a stabbing Monday in Kalihi.

A dispute over money led to the stabbing of a 37-year-old man about 3 p.m. in front of a Ahonui Street home, police said. The victim was in Queen's Medical Center in guarded condition.

4 boys, 10-16, arrested in BB-gun shootings

Police yesterday arrested four boys, ranging in age from 10 to 16, for allegedly shooting four other boys with BB guns in Makakilo.

Police said on July 5, 7 and 8, the suspects took turns shooting three 13-year-olds and a 12-year-old in the head and buttocks. One of the victims needed surgery, police said.

Police said some of the suspects threatened to kill one of the victims if he told his parents what happened.

The suspects allegedly told one of the victims' father that his son was shot by an "unknown masked paintballer."

On Monday, one victim identified two of the suspects to police.

The mother of the two remaining suspects turned her sons over to police.

Police arrested the boys for kidnapping, assault and attempted assault and released them pending an investigation.

Suspect arrested for alleged check fraud

Police arrested a 31-year-old woman yesterday for allegedly passing more than a dozen fake checks in one month.

Police arrested the woman on suspicion that she tried to buy electronic equipment at the Royal Kunia Wal-Mart by using a check with a nonexistent bank account.

Police said they also were investigating allegations that the woman had passed 16 fraudulent checks earlier.

13-year-old arrested for alleged sex assault

Honolulu police arrested a 13-year-old boy yesterday who allegedly sexually assaulted two siblings, a 4-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister.

Police said the assaults took place at a Kapolei residence between April 2001 and January.

Police said they acted on a complaint from state Child Protective Services.

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