Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Hawaii Justice Foundation offering grants

The Hawaii Justice Foundation is accepting applications for its 2003 grants.

The foundation must receive all applications by Aug. 29.

The grants are offered for projects that:
>> Give Hawaii's under-represented populations opportunities for justice.
>> Improve the administration of justice.
>> Enhance legal services to low-income residents.
>> Support the community's conflict-resolution services.
>> Strengthen the public's understanding of law-related issues.
>> Nurture fairness, equity and justice in the young.

Grant applications are available at the Foundation's office at 810 Richards St., Suite 645, Honolulu 96813.

For more information, call 537-3886.


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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


Coast Guard searching for kayaker off Kona

Coast Guard personnel plan to resume search today for a kayaker who used a cellular telephone yesterday to call Big Island firefighters, saying he was in trouble.

Search for the kayaker, identified as John Stockton, began about 12:45 p.m. after he reported he was in a red kayak and taking on water.

Firefighters said the phone reception was poor but Stockton said he was about 10 miles off shore and could see Mahukona Harbor.

Stockton called the Coast Guard after he spotted a search helicopter about 7 p.m. yesterday.

Coast Guard rescuers using night-vision goggles searched through the night in an area about 40 miles southwest of Kailua-Kona but could not locate him.


Racing sloop to arrive after losing rudder

The 30-foot racing sloop Alakazam was expected to dock at Kaneohe Bay today after losing a rudder 800 miles from Hawaii during the San Francisco to Hawaii West Marine Pacific Club.

On Friday, the Matson container ship, Lurline, delivered a new rudder, food, water and a radio to the crippled sloop.

This is the second time a cargo ship has aided a West Marine Pacific Club yacht. On July 11, another rudder loss caused the crew of the 41-foot sloop Mimos to abandon ship. It was rescued by the cargo vessel, Rickers Hamburg.

Man faces charges of child sex assault

Police charged a 40-year-old man on Saturday with third-degree sexual assault for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28.

Police said Terance McCutcheon sexually assaulted the girl in Kailua after she attended a concert with his step-daughter. He was being held in lieu of $11,000 bail.


Wahiawa man charged with murder in knifing

A Wahiawa man arrested after the Saturday fatal stabbing of his girlfriend has been charged with second-degree murder.

Samie Raspado Calaro, 44, was charged last night with the slaying of Ruby Mabanag, 53, in their Wahiawa home. Bail was set at $75,000.

Officers were called to a domestic argument at the couple's Eames Street home Saturday night and found Mabanag with several stab wounds to her stomach, police said. Before Mabanag died, she identified Calaro as the person who stabbed her. She was taken to Wahiawa General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.


Woman critically hurt after Nimitz accident

Police were searching for the motorist who struck a 62-year-old woman Saturday night and fled without stopping to help the woman.

The victim was injured critically with head and possible internal injuries, police said.

She remained in critical condition this morning at Queen's Medical Center.

Police said the woman, whose name was not released, had been seen standing in the roadway before the hit-and-run accident.

The motorist was Koko Head bound on Nimitz Highway near the Disabled American Veterans Center about 11:24 p.m. when the vehicle struck her.

Man, woman injured in Waikiki blaze

A man and a woman were injured in an early morning fire in their Waikiki apartment today. The fire also left $140,000 damage and killed the couple six lovebirds.

The woman, 53, suffered smoke inhalation and first-degree burns to her arms while her 54-year-old husband suffered a cut over his left eye, fire officials said.

Fire in the third-floor apartment at 330 Hobron Lane began about 2 a.m. and was extinguished at 2:28 .m., fire officials said. The cause was not determined immediately.

Drowning victim was from Oklahoma

The woman who drowned while snorkeling off Makaha Wednesday was Kathleen Kinney, 37, of Oklahoma, the Honolulu Medical Examiner said.

Kinney was floating face down and taken ashore by a nearby sailboat.

She was taken to Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center in critical condition and later to St. Francis Medical Center where she later died.

HPD arrests woman for alleged break-in

Police arrested a woman Saturday afternoon after she allegedly broke into her ex-boyfriend's apartment and stole cash and jewelry.

The woman entered the Keeaumoku Street apartment by removing the jalousie window, police said.

Her ex-boyfriend spotted her at the intersection of Keeaumoku and South Beretania streets and called police.

The woman was arrested without incident and released.

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