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Police and Fire

For Tuesday, January 4, 2011

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Suspect in stabbing turns himself in

A 29-year-old Waipahu man suspected of fatally stabbing a 27-year-old man Sunday morning in Waipahu surrendered to police yesterday.

The Honolulu medical examiner identified the victim as Santhony Albert of Waipahu.

Police said Albert was stabbed during an argument with a 29-year-old man he had been drinking with at about 1 a.m. Sunday. Albert died at a hospital, police said.

Police said the suspect turned himself in at the Pearl City police station.

He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and on a warrant.

Victim identified in Hauula fatality

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office identified the man who died after he jumped or fell from a moving truck in Hauula on Saturday as David Colleado, 43, of Hauula.

The Medical Examiner's Office said Colleado's death was caused by multiple chest injuries due to a motor vehicle accident, but the manner of death has been deferred.

Police said Colleado was riding in a Ford truck driven by a 46-year-old Hauula woman. During an argument, Colleado either jumped or fell from the truck at about 9:25 p.m. Saturday on Kamehameha Highway near Kaiwaipuna Street.

He was taken to the Queen's Medical Center, where he died.

Police said Colleado had been drinking prior to the fall.

He was among five people killed in traffic accidents in Hawaii on the first weekend of the year.

Two people were killed in a five-vehicle crash Saturday evening on Kunia Road.

Kauai officials said yesterday the man killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday was 27-year-old Justin Duque of Hanamaulu. The crash happened at about 1:13 a.m. Sunday in Hanamaulu on Laukona Street near Ohia Street. Kauai police said excessive speed may have been a factor.

And on the Big Island, the man who died when his motorcycle crashed Saturday has been identified as James F. Hurd, 70, of Pahoa.

Hurd was riding a 1992 Kawasaki motorcycle west on Kahakai Boulevard in Hawaiian Beaches when he collided with a 1995 Honda two-door sedan, traveling north, which had pulled out from Aweoweo Street after stopping at the stop sign. The driver of the Honda, a 16-year-old boy from Pahoa, was not injured.

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Brush fire is sparked by fireworks

The Hawaii County Fire Department is blaming fireworks for starting a brush fire that burned 50 to 70 acres near the Kona Palisades subdivision.

Firefighters battled the blaze for five hours Sunday on the north side of Kaiminani Drive, west of Makamaka Street.

The blaze, first reported at 11:41 a.m., was brought under control by 3 p.m. and fully extinguished by 4:50 p.m.

Fire crews set a backfire and used hand lines to fight the blaze. Helicopters also dropped water on the fire.

The effort involved four engines, two tankers, two medic units, two helicopters and four other units.

Fireworks were found at the scene where the brush fire started.






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