Police seek witnesses to fatal fight
Police are asking for help from people who witnessed a fight Sunday that left a 35-year-old man dead on Kapiolani Boulevard.
Police said the altercation occurred Sunday morning fronting Club Saigon Passion III, at 1420 Kapiolani Blvd.
The man, whom police identified as Christopher Myers, was found dead at about 7:30 a.m. with suspicious injuries at 1440 Kapiolani Blvd. near Keeaumoku Street, police said.
Toby Wakumoto, who works at Phiten Shop Ala Moana, said a security guard found the man lying in a corner of the building and thought he was asleep. He saw the body covered with a towel and was told that Myers had a lump or a welt on the back of his head.
Myers, who was a Honolulu resident, was wearing a brown plaid shirt, brown cargo short pants and brown slippers, police said.
Police initially classified the case as an unattended death, then reclassified it as second-degree murder yesterday afternoon.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office deferred announcing the cause of Myers’ death, pending further investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone. The public may send anonymous text and Web tips to 274637 or CRIMES.
Man indicted in sex assault in park
An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging a 44-year-old man with sexually assaulting a homeless woman in Kapiolani Park last Wednesday during the daytime while the woman was unconscious.
The indictment charges Yoshiro Sanney, who has no local address, with second-degree sexual assault and attempted second-degree assault. He remains in custody unable to post $75,000 bail.
Sanney targeted the 39-year-old homeless woman for sexual assault, said Vickie Kapp, deputy city prosecutor. She said witnesses called police when they saw him cut off the woman’s underwear with a pair of scissors.
When officers arrived at the park, the witnesses pointed out the victim and identified the suspect, police said. They arrested Sanney at the park later in the day.
House fire due to electrical problem
A fire that caused an estimated $700,000 in damage to the contents and structure of a house on Maui yesterday was touched off by an electrical problem, said acting Battalion Chief Kapala Novikoff.
But no one was hurt, and a police officer and a neighbor were able to assist an elderly couple in evacuating the house yesterday at 237 Molokai Hema St. in Kahului, Novikoff said.
Novikoff said firefighters responding to a call for assistance at 12:29 p.m. needed more than two hours to control the blaze at the single-story, three-bedroom house.
Hang glider pilot saved near Makapuu
A fire rescue crew airlifted an injured hang glider pilot off the mountain near Makapuu on Monday afternoon.
Paragliders hiking to their launch site on the Kalama Valley side of the Makapuu Cliffs found the man at about 2:30 p.m.
The pilot did not have major injuries, but appeared disoriented, a Fire Department spokesman said. The hang glider was flown by helicopter off the mountain and taken to the hospital. The man was described as in his 50s.
Police seek help to ID man’s body
Hawaii County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the body of a man discovered July 28 at King’s Landing in Hilo.
The body was found in a blue tent at a campsite 100 feet east of Pakane Road. The man is believed to have been in his 30s or 40s. He was between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 7 inches tall and had dirty blond hair and a short beard. He was last seen wearing jeans shorts, a T-shirt and a backpack.
Police do not suspect foul play.
Police ask that anyone with information about the man’s identity call Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or the police nonemergency line at 935-3311. People who prefer to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 392-8181 in Kona. All CrimeStoppers information is kept confidential.