Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Group offers hike to Maui taro patches

A native Hawaiian guide from the Kipahulu 'Ohana will lead an educational hike Tuesday to active kalo lo'i (taro patches) at Kapahu Farm in the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park.

The one-mile hike will be through wet and muddy terrain to see over 2 acres of taro and other Polynesian-introduced plants. The hike is at 1 p.m. For more information, call the Kipahulu 'Ohana at (808) 248-8974 or visit

Pearl City Library to hold Dr. Seuss event

The Pearl City Public Library will hold a Dr. Seuss Storytime event tomorrow at 3 p.m. in celebration of Seuss' birthday.

State Rep. Roy Takumi (D, Pearl City-Pacific Palisades) is a guest reader.

Seuss, the pen name for Theodore Seuss Geisel, was the popular author and illustrator of many children's books, including "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham." Staff librarians Lillian Ulgaran, Les Yanagi, Lisa Komatsu-Liu and Joyce Felmet will join Takumi in reading stories.

Pearl City Library is located at 1138 Waimano Home Road, next to the Pearl City Police Station. For more information, call the library at 453-6566.

Register by Friday to take ACT in April

High school students interested in taking the ACT Assessment in preparation for college must register by Friday for the next nationwide test date of April 12.

The ACT Assessment is an achievement test in English, reading, math and science, not an aptitude test. It measures what students have learned in high school and skills required for college success.

Colleges use ACT scores along with grade point averages and other information to determine admissions. Juniors can take the test to determine what subjects they need to work on, and retake the test as seniors in hopes of raising their scores.

The test costs $25. Late registration entails an additional fee. Registration forms and test locations can be obtained from high school guidance counselors or online at


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Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers


2 teen boys escape detention home

Police were looking for two 14-year-old boys who escaped from the Adler Street detention facility through an unlocked door at 6:50 p.m. Friday.

Police said the teens were last seen fleeing on foot, south on Piikoi Street, by a counselor at the detention home.

Pair sought in robbery of man at knifepoint

Police are looking for a man and woman in their 20s who allegedly robbed a 48-year-old man Friday morning.

The victim met the female suspect in the downtown area and offered her a ride to a shopping mall.

The woman asked the man if she could stop at his home and use his phone. While inside the home, the woman made a call and the male suspect arrived minutes later. He threatened the victim with a knife and the two then ransacked the home, police said.

The victim escaped and called police. However, the suspects fled before police arrived.


Teen arrested for alleged school attack

A 13-year-old boy at Nanakuli High School was arrested Friday for allegedly striking an educational worker in class.

The 44-year-old woman told police the boy struck her lower back, which caused her to fall over some chairs.

She reported the incident, which allegedly occurred Tuesday, to police Friday.

The woman complained of pain and dizziness, police said. The teen was released pending investigation at 6 p.m. Friday.

Mailiilii Road still shut after water pipe break

Mailiilii Road mauka of Paakea Street in Maili remained closed last night due to a water main break at 12:29 a.m. yesterday morning. The Board of Water Supply was continuing to fix the 20-inch main last night. It said no customers were affected by the main break.


2 men accused of attempted robbery

A 53-year-old man reported to Maui police that two men beat him and tried to steal money from him at 7:30 a.m. yesterday in the Halama Street area of Kihei.

Police arrested two men, ages 18 and 22, and charged them with attempted robbery. The victim had facial injuries, which he told police were a result of the attack.

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