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Posted on: Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Woman killed in Farrington accident

Traffic investigators are looking into the cause of a one-car accident that took the life of a woman yesterday.

Police said the woman was driving her 1991 Pontiac east on Farrington Highway when she lost control of the vehicle near the Ko'olina Street overpass. Police said the car veered off the highway and struck a pole at about 8 a.m.

The woman was taken to the Queen's Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Police were trying to determine the woman's identity yesterday afternoon.

Man dies after motorcycle crash

A 54-year-old Pearl Harbor man critically injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday died of his injuries yesterday.

Police said the man was driving his 1995 Harley Davidson on the H-1 'Ahua Street off-ramp when he missed a right turn and careened into a curb. The man, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to the Queen's Medical Center with massive head injuries.

Police said the man was pronounced dead at 10 a.m. yesterday. His name was not released.

Farmer shot himself, police say

Kona detectives are investigating firearms and false-report charges against Ruby Javar, who told police he had been shot by an assailant while checking his Pahala farm for intruders Wednesday night.

Police said the 61-year-old farmer accidentally shot himself in the left leg while loading an illegal, sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun.

Javar was treated at Ka'u and Hilo hospitals before being transferred to Queen's Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Officers seize 4,429 pot plants

Big Island vice officers and the Statewide Marijuana Eradication Task Force confiscated 4,429 marijuana plants during a five-day operation that ended Friday.

Last week's marijuana sweep, which covered areas of Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo, Puna and Ka'u, was part of the department's continuing "Counter-Cannabis Field Operation."