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Clues sought in slaying
HILO, Hawaii Big Island police are seeking the publics help in solving the Jan. 31 shooting death of a 19-year-old man in Pepeekeo.
The victim, Kallen James Agliam, reportedly was to meet two people, one in Pepeekeo and then the other in Hakalau, between 4 and 5 p.m. on the day he was slain, according to detectives in the Hilo Criminal Investigation Section.
A passer-by called police at 5:17 p.m. to report a body lying on the shoulder of the old Hilo Coast Processing Plant road.
An autopsy determined that Agliam died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Anyone with information on the identity of either of the two individuals Agliam was supposed to meet should call Detective Grace Castillo at (808) 961-2377; the police nonemergency number at (808) 935-9311;or Hilo Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300; or in Kona, (808) 329-8181. Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous.
Kau officer held in abuse
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii A Kau patrol officer was arrested early yesterday after a domestic dispute in which his estranged wife was injured.
Patrolman Warren Won Ho Ke, 38, was charged with abuse of a household member. He was arraigned yesterday in Kona District Court and freed on supervised release.
Ke was arrested after his 38-year-old wife suffered cuts and bruises when she was pushed to the ground during a struggle that occurred about 4:30 p.m. Monday at Honomalino, South Kona.
The woman was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where she was treated and released.
The suspect was arrested at 2:45 a.m. yesterday at a bed-and-breakfast establishment in the Hawaiian Ranchos subdivision of Kau.
Ke, who joined the Hawaii County Police Department 1 1/2 years ago, has been reassigned to limited duty pending the outcome of his case.
Suspect held in slashing
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii A Hilo man was arrested Monday night for attempted murder after allegedly slashing another mans throat at a home in Kau.
Charles Myron "Chucky" Freitas, 61, was being held in the Kona police cellblock while Kona Criminal Investigation Section detectives continue to investigate.
The victim, identified as Carl Whittaker, 46, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, was listed in stable condition at the Kona Community Hospital after undergoing surgery.
Police said the two had been drinking at a third mans residence in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates when the incident occurred about 8:25 p.m. The two men reportedly had a previous disagreement, police said.
After responding to an emergency call, fire department rescue personnel flew the victim to the Kona hospital, and Kau patrol officers arrested Freitas.
Big Isle DUI count hits 100
HILO, Hawaii Big Island police arrested 16 motorists for drunken driving over the past week. Two of the drivers were involved in collisions.
So far this year, there have been 100 DUI arrests, compared with 143 arrested during the same period last year.
Police also report there have been 206 major traffic accidents and no fatalities so far this year, compared with 219 accidents and two deaths during the same period last year.
Waimea man killed in crash
LIHUE, Kauai A 21-year-old Waimea man was killed and his 22-year-old companion injured Monday morning when their car ran into trees along Halewili Road in Kalaheo.
Police identified the dead man as Nicoda Reeves. The injured man, who was not identified, was in stable condition yesterday at Wilcox Hospital.
The two men were in a car headed south on Halewili Road shortly before 9 a.m. Monday when the driver lost control and ran into ironwood trees along the roadside.
Because both men were thrown from the vehicle, it was not immediately clear who was driving.
Reeves death is the first traffic fatality of the year for Kauai.
Gym parking project set
MAKAWAO, Maui The Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the parking lot at the Mayor Eddie Tam Gym in Makawao will be closed tomorrow and Friday for resurfacing.
For more information about the project, call the parks Planning Division at (808) 270-7388.
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