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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, December 18, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Anti-crime money awarded

Hawai'i was awarded more than $21 million in federal money last year to fight crime and promote public safety, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Of Hawai'i's share, $14 million went to law enforcement, $4 million went to juvenile justice, $2.4 million went to victim's programs, $900,000 went to substance abuse programs and $500,000 to community-based initiatives.

Hawai'i's fiscal year 2001 funding report and reports for the other states can be found at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/fy2001grants


Motorcyclist critically hurt

A 27-year-old 'Aiea man remained in critical condition yesterday at The Queen's Medical Center after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed near the H-1 Vineyard Boulevard off-ramp Sunday night.

The man was riding in the westbound lanes of the freeway, witnesses said, weaving in and out of traffic. He lost control of his of his blue 1997 Honda motorcycle and went into a slide.

The rider hit the back of a 1992 gray Ford truck driven by a 40-year-old Salt Lake man. He was ejected from the motorcycle.

Speed appears to be a factor in this accident, police said, adding that the man was not wearing a helmet.


Driver OK after Waimea crash

A woman survived a crash early Sunday morning in which the car she was driving went down the slope above Waimea Beach Park.

The accident occurred at 2:07 a.m. Rescue crews from the Sunset Beach fire station were at the scene four minutes later. The woman was airlifted to The Queen's Medical Center, where she was treated and released.


2 accused of theft in Kahala

Two men were accused of stealing clothes from Macy's Kahala Mall Sunday when mall security guards stopped the getaway car from making its exit.

One suspect, 45, grabbed a stack of women's clothes and ran out of the store at about 3 p.m., into a waiting vehicle driven by a 37-year-old man, police said

They fled but were stopped by mall security, who had been monitoring the car. The merchandise was recovered, including an item taken in an earlier theft, police said, and the men were arrested.