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Police and Fire

For Wednesday, December 8, 2010

By Star-Advertiser staff

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SUV crash victim dies of injuries

A 33-year-old Honolulu man has died of injuries from a single-vehicle crash near Aloha Stadium last week.

Filipo Ioane Jr. is the 60th person to die on Oahu's roads this year. There were 55 traffic deaths in all of 2009.

Ioane was the only person in a green 1995 Ford Explorer that crashed about 6 a.m. last Wednesday at the Kamehameha Highway/Pearlridge exit of Moanalua Freeway Waianae-bound, about 65 feet east of the Aiea Access Road Overpass, police said.

Police said he sustained critical head injuries when the Explorer veered to the right and up a dirt and concrete embankment, hit three concrete support pillars under the overpass, fell back onto the road, hit a guardrail on the left shoulder and came to rest in the far right lane.

Ioane was taken in critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center. He died there Monday, the city Medical Examiner's Office said.

Man arrested for 'Denver Boot' theft

Honolulu police arrested a man who allegedly stole a "Denver boot" wheel immobilizer last month from the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus.

Police said the parking staff put the device on the suspect's illegally parked vehicle on Nov. 24.

Campus Security Chief Wayne Ogino said the man was ticketed and the boot placed on the vehicle at 9 a.m. When parking officials returned about 5 p.m. to tow the car, both the boot and the car were gone, Ogino said.

Police found the suspect via information on the license plate on the parking ticket, Ogino said, and arrested him Monday.

The UH Manoa Parking Services website says motor vehicles, mo-peds, motorcycles or bicycles with multiple parking citations will be immobilized. Drivers will have to pay $100 to get vehicles back and $50 to get mo-peds or bicycles back.

Firefighters contain Kona gasoline leak

Big Island firefighters cleaned up a gasoline spill in the parking lot of the Costco in Kona yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to a 12:02 p.m. call of gasoline leaking from a pickup truck. Fire personnel dismantled the bed of the pickup but found they could not stop the leak by plugging the vehicle's ruptured fuel tank, the Hawaii County Fire Department said.

Firefighters siphoned the fuel into fuel cans to lower the level of the fuel below the rupture. A flatbed tow truck removed the pickup.






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