Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff


The Citigroup Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu to help further its school and community-based mentoring programs. From left are Bill Clements, Frank Deleo, Maria Arriaga, Randy Kapowai, Gordon Takaki, Dennis Brown, Bill Brune, Philip Agnew and Glenn Inouye.


>> The Citigroup Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu to help further its school and community-based mentoring programs. The nonprofit agency provides mentors for youth from single-parent families. Citifinancial's Ala Moana, Alakea, Dillingham and University branches contributed to the grant.

>> The Hawaii Council for the Humanities recently awarded 12 grants totaling $60,9960 to non-profit groups and individuals involved in public educational projects in the humanities that would further the understanding of Hawaii's historical and cultural heritage.

The recipients are: The Harry Bridges Project, University of Hawaii Center for Labor Education and Research, $20,000; Moiliili Community Center, $6,500; Kona Historical Society, $5,000; Honolulu Diamond Sangha, $4,996; UH Center for Oral History, $5,000; Rona T. Halualani, $1,500; Dawn Duensing, $1,500; Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii, $1,500; Pierre Asselin, University of North Carolina Press, $2,500; Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the U.S., MANOA Journal, UH Center for Korean Studies, $2,500.


Corrections and clarifications

>> Maui Mayor James Apana gave $14,400 in illegal campaign contributions to the Hawaii Election Campaign Fund. The money was not returned to contributors, as stated in a Page A5 story Thursday.

>> Parade magazine will feature a story on lighthouses on Sept. 29. A promo for the magazine on Page A2 yesterday incorrectly said the story would be in tomorrow's Parade.

>> A story on a Kaaawa bomb scare on Page A6 yesterday incorrectly referred to Alika Anixt as "she" instead of he.

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


Police arrest man after girl's jaw broken

Honolulu police arrested an 18-year-old male Thursday after his girlfriend's jaw was fractured.

Police said the suspect and the 16-year-old victim were arguing at an Ala Hema Street address about 3 a.m. yesterday. The argument escalated into a fight, and police said the suspect punched the victim several times in the face and body.

The victim was given medical treatment and was found to have a fractured jaw. Police located the suspect and arrested him for second-degree assault.


Big Isle police seek info on 2 missing boys

Big Island police are looking for two teenage males from Hilo, one of whom has been missing since July 24.

Mathew Miller, 15, is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

The other boy, Charles Ishii, 17, was last seen on Sept. 9. Ishii is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 155 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about Ishii's whereabouts is asked to call officer Daylan Asuncion of the South Hilo Patrol at 961-2311.

Those with information about Miller are asked to call officer Peter Kualii of the Hilo Juvenile Aid Section at 961-2373.

Callers may also use the police nonemergency telephone number at 935-3311 for either case.

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

Complaints lead Maui police to drug arrests

WAILUKU >> A three-month operation in downtown Wailuku has resulted in indictments against 14 drug dealers, according to Maui police.

Vice Capt. Gerald Matsunaga said Operation Grapevine focused on drug deals on Vineyard Street in Wailuku near the municipal parking lot.

He told the Maui Police Commission on Wednesday that the investigation stemmed from complaints from residents and business owners in the area, as well as suspicious activities.

Undercover officers bought 33 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 18 grams of cocaine and nearly three grams of marijuana, and seized nearly $1,000 in cash, Matsunaga said.

The suspects include Donna Sniffen, 44, who was described as a "midlevel dealer" and leader of the drug ring. But he said most of the suspects were "street dealers" who depended on someone like Sniffen to provide the drugs they sold and used.

Eleven of the 14 who were indicted last month are in custody pending court hearings. The other three are still being sought.

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