Police, Fire, Courts

Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Hawaii Supreme Court suspends attorney

The Supreme Court of Hawaii has suspended attorney James C. Beaman from practicing law for failing to cooperate with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel's investigation of a complaint about his professional conduct.

According to Charles Hite, the attorney assigned to the case, Beaman is being investigated for failing to properly and diligently represent a client. Hite is also investigating whether Beaman improperly used client funds.

Beaman will remain under suspension until further order of the Supreme Court. Beaman will not be eligible to practice law in Hawaii until he is reinstated by the Supreme Court. He cannot accept any new retainers, clients or legal matters.

Isle whale sanctuary meeting scheduled

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will hold a public meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council at the Honolulu Airport Interisland Terminal Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Individuals who wish to testify are asked to submit a written copy of their testimonies to the council coordinator 24 hours prior to meeting.

Testimony may be mailed to:

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary; 6700 Kalanianaole Highway, Suite 104; Honolulu, HI 96825

Testimony may also be faxed to 397-2650 or e-mailed to

For more information or to request a meeting agenda, contact Keeley Belva at 397-2651.

Child-care facilities get $3 million loan

A $3 million loan was approved to construct child-care facilities in Ewa Beach and Ko Olina, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced June 10.

Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman approved the loan to Seagull Schools Inc.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Death of moped rider spurs hunt for van driver

Police are looking for the driver of a white van that struck and killed a 31-year-old Waikiki man riding a blue moped on Nimitz Highway at 12:20 a.m. yesterday.

Police said the driver of the van ignored a left-turn signal that had a red arrow and fled the scene without aiding the moped rider. Police said the van may have been speeding.

The moped was traveling Koko Head bound in the center lane of South Nimitz Highway near the intersection of Richards Street, fronting the Hawaiian Electric Co. power plant, when the van hit the moped, police said.

The moped rider suffered massive head and bodily injuries.

He was taken to the Queen's Medical Center, where he died at 1:34 a.m., police Sgt. Alan Vegas said.

Police have opened a negligent homicide case.

Police said the white van has a partial license plate number BF and 6. The van likely received damage to its right front fender and passenger door.

Police shut down eastbound lanes of Nimitz between Alakea and Richards streets at 12:26 a.m. and reopened them at 3:36 a.m.

This was the 34th Oahu traffic fatality this year, compared with 36 the same time last year. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Sgt. Vegas at 529-3499 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Police search for probation violator

A fugitive with the alias "Jon Policeman" is being sought for violating the terms of his probation.

Art Kelan Jon McGuire, 41, has previous convictions for theft, sexual assault, and trespassing. McGuire had also been arrested in the past for impersonating a police officer but not convicted.

McGuire is described as 6-foot-3-inches tall, weighing about 260 pounds, with a heavy build, brown hair, brown eyes, and a mustache, though he has been known to shave off the mustache to change his appearance. Police said he is also known to frequent the Makiki, Salt Lake, and Pearl City areas.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or by dialing *CRIME on a cellular phone.


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