Two indicted in odometer fraud
Two Honolulu residents were arrested yesterday on charges that they rolled back automobile odometers to defraud car buyers, the state attorney general's office said.
Ernest Hill, 53, and Dian Creeden 60, were indicted July 16 by an O'ahu grand jury. They are accused of misrepresenting the mileage on two cars: a 1993 Toyota Previa they sold on April 9 of this year, and a 1993 Previa they tried to sell on June 17.
In addition to theft and misrepresenting vehicle mileage, they were also charged with multiple counts of identity theft for using false names.
Arthritis group honors member
The Hawai'i branch of the Arthritis Foundation will honor board member John Sutton in a tribute and fund-raiser Aug. 3 at the O'ahu Country Club. The annual fund-raiser, "I'll Remember You," will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and continue with heavy pupu, musical entertainment, drawings and prizes.
Tickets are $100 and proceeds will be donated to the Hawai'i Branch of the Arthritis Foundation. Sutton has served on the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation for nearly 15 years. To purchase tickets, call 596-2900.
Suspect, 16, held in robbery
HILO, Hawai'i Big Island police yesterday arrested the fifth suspect in a July 17 robbery at a Ka'ohe Homestead Road residence near Pahoa. The suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was charged with robbery, burglary and terroristic threatening, and was turned over to Family Court authorities. Two other juvenile suspects, aged 14 and 15, and two men have been charged in the crime. Police said five males forced their way into the home and took marijuana and personal items. Two of the robbers were armed with guns and one had a bow and arrow.
Free arts festival at Hale'iwa park
The Hale'iwa Arts Festival Sixth Annual Summer Artfest featuring visual and performance artists, dance, storytelling and demonstrations of martial arts and paniolo skills kicks off tomorrow and runs through Sunday at Hale'iwa Beach Park. This year's featured work of art is "Road to Waialua Sugar Mill," by champion surfer-turned- artist Lynne Boyer. Boyer donated the oil painting to the nonprofit event for use on festival shirts and posters. The free festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Hanauma Bay cleanup set
The Friends of Hanauma Bay will conduct a cleanup of the beach, park and Kalaniana'ole Highway from Keahole Street to the Halona Blowhole from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 10. Volunteers will meet at the upper picnic area next to the visitor center.
Residents are reminded to bring photo ID to avoid paying the beach access fee.