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Suspected bus thief charged


Hawaii News Digest, 08 August 2017, 04:45 hrs, UTC, Post #15400.

Source:

http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/suspected-bus-thief-charged

Accessed on 08 August 2017, 04:45 hrs, UTC.

Hawaii Island police have charged 21-year-old Kawelo Nakamura with stealing a Hele On Bus from the county’s Hilo base-yard early Saturday morning. Nakamura was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident on Railroad Avenue in Hilo and fled the scene in the stolen bus.  A woman and her two children in the car were unharmed, although her car suffered some exterior damage.  Police stopped the bus on Highway 130 and arrested Nakamura who was its driver.

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Bus stolen: Woman, 2 children uninjured after minor collision


Hawaii News Digest, 07 August 2017, 01:00 hrs, UTC, Post #15391.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/bus-stolen-woman-2-kids-uninjured-after-minor-collision

Accessed on 07 August 2017, 01:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Tiffany DeMasters (“West Hawaii Today”).

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Comment:

Kianee Lane and her two children had a close brush with death Saturday afternoon when her vehicle was involved in a traffic accident with a reportedly stolen Hele On Bus.  The accident occurred near the Hilo Home Depot Store as Lane was turning left into the Target Store parking lot.

Lane tells reporter Tiffany DeMasters that she and her children were really shaken up:

“He got pissed and sped up,” she said. “I don’t know why he got so mad.”

“Lane said the driver of the bus swerved behind her and flipped her the middle finger.”

“Eventually, Lane said, the driver went around her and into the opposite lane to pass her vehicle. It was as he was passing that he struck her car, breaking the driver sideview mirror, she said.”

“The middle of the bus is what hit my window,” she said. “I didn’t want his back tire to hit my front tire so we swerved onto the grass. He just kept going like nothing was wrong.”

“Lane said her 5-year-old was very scared.

“I was freaking out mostly because I had my kids in the car with me,” she added.

“Since the incident was so upsetting, she had officers meet her at her home so she could file a police report. Aside from being shaken up, no one was injured.”

“The county bus system has been plagued with problems for several months. Mass Transit Administrator Tiffany Kai stepped down and Mayor Harry Kim brought in a retired U.S. Marine to whip the struggling Hele-On bus system into shape.”

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Task Force arrests woman for auto theft, chase


Hawaii News Digest, 28 July 2017, 20:45 hrs, UTC, Post #15374.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/task-force-arrests-woman-auto-theft-chase

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Accessed on 28 July 2017, 20:45 hrs, UTC.

Comment:

The Hawaii Police Department’s task force has pulled in another law breaker.  This time, police arrested and charged 24-year-old Mele Gasaloga for auto theft and resisting an order to stop.  Following a high-speed chase on Komohana Street, police arrested Ms. Gasaloga at a home on Ocean View Drive.  Bail for Ms. Gasaloga has been set at $20,000. She will appear in court today.

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County seeks zoning variance as golf building crowds road | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Traffic whizzes along the narrow two-lane Haihai Street as construction equipment stirs the dust Friday at the site of a $17.5 million upgrade to the island’s only county-owned golf course.

Source: County seeks zoning variance as golf building crowds road | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/county-seeks-zoning-variance-as-golf-course-building-crowds-road).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 16:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Nancy Cook Lauer (“West Hawaii Today”).

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Comment:

According to reporter Nancy Cook Lauer, the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation “is seeking an after-the-fact variance to allow for a 10-foot setback instead of the required 20 feet” for a maintenance building at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course bordering Haihai Street.  In addition, Parks and Recreation officials wants an 8-foot-high concrete block shielding a fuel tank covered by the requested variance.  The block extends more than 42 feet from the side of the golf cart storage building, which is more than allowed by the 20-foot setback rule.

Letters were sent to area property owners telling them about the proposed variance request.  The public has until 14 November 2016 to send comments to Planning Department.  Department director Duane Kanuha will make a decision about the variance by 21 November 2016.


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Furlough violator gets 10 years for armed confrontation with police | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


A 27-year-old prison furlough violator who was apprehended last December after an armed confrontation with police in Hilo was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

Source: Furlough violator gets 10 years for armed confrontation with police | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/furlough-violator-gets-10-years-armed-confrontation-police).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 15:25 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  John Burnett.

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Comment:

Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara ordered a 10-year prison sentence for 27-year-old Joshua Lopes-Keli, which will run “consecutively to the 10-year-term he’s serving for a 2010 robbery conviction.”  Keli will have to serve a minimum of 40 months before becoming eligible for parole.  In the furlough-jumping case, police arrested Keli for first-degree terroristic threatening and being a felon in possession of a firearm.


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No longer just a dream: First concrete poured for Hilo Bayfront Trails | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


After years on the drawing board and in the planning room, the Hilo Bayfront Trails project has made the leap to reality.

Source: No longer just a dream: First concrete poured for Hilo Bayfront Trails | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/no-longer-a-dream-first-concrete-poured-for-hilo-bayfront-trails).

Accessed on 14 October 2016. 15:15 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Ivy Ashe.

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Comment:

The dream of a fully complete Hilo Bayfront Trail is finally coming true.  On Thursday, 13 October 2016, the first concrete was poured for a pedestrian and bicycle path on the makai side of the Hilo Bayfront soccer fields that will join Downtown Hilo with Banyan Drive.  Reporter Ivy Ashe says the project will be completed “by the end of this year.”

When the trail system is done, it will comprise 6 miles of 12-foot-wide paths and connect 700 acres of local and state park facilities.”

The first phase of the Hilo Bayfront Trails project will be approximately $1 million, with $514,000 coming from the National Park Service.


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Man dies after crash crossing Hilo road, may have been drunk | Hawaii 24/7


An unidentified man died following a vehicle-pedestrian crash October 3 in Hilo. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family. Responding to a 7:4…

Source: Man dies after crash crossing Hilo road, may have been drunk | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii257.com/2016/10/12/man-dies-after-crash-crossing-hilo-road-may-have-been-drunk).

Accessed on 13 October 2016, 16:10 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According the Hawaii Police Department, a man injured in a pedestrian-vehicle accident on 03 October 2016, has died at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.

Officers at the accident scene said a southbound 2007 Dodge pickup truck struck a man near the 500 block of Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.  “The man reportedly was not in a crosswalk.”

An autopsy performed by the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office showed the man died of injuries received in the traffic accident.

Police said the driver of the pickup truck was not injured. “Police don’t think alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.”  However, police “do think the pedestrian had been drinking.”


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