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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, November 14, 2009

Man's body found near Downtown

Advertiser Staff

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Devin Johnson

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The body of a man was discovered about 7:30 a.m. yesterday on the grounds of the Kalanimoku Building at the corner of Beretania and Punchbowl streets.

Police homicide investigators were dispatched. Police classified the case as an unattended death and said they do not suspect foul play.

The body appears to be that of a homeless person, police said.


Police arrested three teenage boys and recovered nine of the 10 laptop computers that were stolen last week from Waihe'e School classrooms, the Maui News reported.

The arrests were made Wednesday after Wailuku patrol officers investigated an anonymous report of a possible suspect in the break-ins, which happened between Nov. 5 and 7 at the elementary school, said police Capt. Jody Singsank. She said officers developed additional information leading to the identification and arrests of the three suspects.

Two Wailuku boys, ages 16 and 14, and a 14-year-old Waihe'e boy were arrested and charged with eight counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of attempted second-degree burglary, police said. They were released to the custody of their parents, and the cases will prosecuted in Family Court.


The Coast Guard said it planned to continue searching through the night for Devin Johnson, 25, who is believed to have gone overboard from a commercial fishing boat early yesterday morning about 60 miles south of Kona.

Hawai'i County police said Johnson and his brother were taking turns tending fishing lines late Thursday while the other slept. When the brother woke at 2 a.m. yesterday, Devin Johnson was missing, police said.

The Coast Guard sent the cutter Kiska, a rescue helicopter and a C-130 search plane to the search area. Navy rescue personnel aboard a helicopter from Marine Corps Base Hawaii were helping with the search.

Anyone with information about the missing man is asked to contact the Coast Guard's 24-hour Honolulu Harbor command center at 842-2600 or via VHF marine band radio channel 16.

People may also call the Hawai'i County police Acting Lt. Myra Iwamoto at 808-326-4646, ext. 281, or the Police Department's non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.