Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff



The city announced it would install a traffic signal at the intersection of South King and Hausten streets near Star Market. A news conference was held yesterday to inform area residents of the change. An elderly woman tried to avoid oncoming traffic while using the crosswalk yesterday.


Corrections and clarifications

>> Antitrust attorney Robert Miller, general counsel for the Hawaii Medical Association, is among lawyers representing the HMA in lawsuits against the Hawaii Medical Service Association. He was misidentified as a University of Hawaii professor emeritus of law in a Page A3 article on Thursday.

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


HPD holds courier in theft of deposit bags

Police arrested a 32-year-old courier service driver after two night-deposit pouches were reported missing from a Hawaii Kai bank on July 1.

An internal investigation revealed that the driver took two pouches for himself, police said. Police arrested the suspect for second-degree theft and said he confessed to taking the pouches. He was released pending investigation.

CENTRAL OAHU Deputy Sheriffs hunt for 2 Waiawa escapees

State deputy sheriffs are looking for two inmates who escaped from the Waiawa Correctional Facility last night.

Jack Masaniai, 22, and Milton Kapule, 25, were discovered missing around 8:55 p.m. during a head count, said First Deputy Sheriff Cappy Caminos.

Masaniai was convicted of second-degree assault, authorities said. Kapule was serving time for robbery, kidnapping, burglary and auto theft.


Female cousins sought on forgery warrants

Honolulu police and the FBI are asking for help finding Viki Piilani Wong and Marlene Keala Ogata, who are suspects in forgery and theft investigations.

art The women are cousins and are believed to be in Leeward Oahu.

They are named in warrants in connection with in a new series of cases.

Wong, 35, who has six warrants, has previous convictions for terroristic threatening and escape.

She is 5-feet-2, 116 pounds, with a slim build, brown hair and eyes, and tatoos on her right ankle and right shoulder. She was last seen in the Waianae area.

Ogata, 26, who has four warrants, has previous convictions for forgery and theft. She has been seen in Waipahu and Ewa Beach. She is 5-feet-5, 125 pounds, with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.


Police issue warning about stolen uniform

Be ware of anyone wearing a police uniform with the name "D. Kaawa" and driving an unmarked police car.

That person is an impostor and you should call 911 immediately, police advise.

Police said the real officer D. Kaawa, who drives a marked police vehicle while on duty, lost his uniform, identification card and badge earlier this month when a thief or thieves broke into his personal vehicle in Kalihi. Police recovered the card and badge yesterday but have not found the uniform.

Police recommend motorists, if they are suspicious of an officer's identify, to first acknowledge the officer and then drive slowly to the nearest police station or a crowded public area before stopping.

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