Drowning victim ID’d as Texan
A 60-year-old man who died Tuesday after running into trouble in waters off Makaha Beach has been identified as Harold Huber of Texas.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified Huber and said an autopsy determined that he drowned.
Huber was caught in a rip current and pulled from shore near the Makaha Beach Cabanas complex about 2:25 p.m., a city Department of Emergency Services spokesman said.
Beachgoers brought him back to shore and performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived. Huber died at the hospital.
Suspect indicted in attack on skaters
UPDATE: A jury found Julienne Goodell guilty of the lesser charges of misdemeanor reckless endangering instead of attempted murder, misdemeanor assault instead of felony assault, and acquitted him of robbery. He was sentenced to a year probation for the endangering charge and a concurrent 30 days probation for the assault. After probation, he completed the court’s HOPE program and court-ordered anger-management classes.
A grand jury indicted a 30-year-old North Shore man yesterday in connection with an attack on six skateboarders in Sunset Beach.
Julienne Goodell was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
Police said Goodell and two others — a 19-year-old woman and a man in his 20s — attacked the skateboarders at a skate park about 9 p.m. Nov. 2.
The victims — two women and four men — are all in their 20s.
Police said Goodell and the other two suspects beat a 24-year-old man unconscious with the victims’ skateboards, and that the female suspect punched the same man in the face.
Undercover officers arrested Goodell Friday at his Mamao Street home. The other two suspects remain at large.
Search for missing man canceled
Police have canceled the missing persons search for William Smith Jr. because his family yesterday was told that he died in Washington state.
Smith, 50, was last seen Oct. 1 in the Waikiki area. His vehicle was found abandoned in the parking lot of the Salt Lake Shopping Center several weeks later.
Honolulu Crime Stoppers described Smith as being "emotionally distraught" and in need of medication.
A missing persons bulletin for Smith was issued last Thursday.
Police arrest fugitive who fled Hilo jail
HILO » The search has ended for a Big Island man who left the Hawaii Community Correctional Center while police were there to arrest him on a new warrant.
West Hawaii Today quoted Capt. Robert Wagner as saying that acting on a tip from the public, police arrested Kaulike Rice, 29, Saturday at a Hilo apartment complex.
Rice was to be arrested Oct. 13 as he was being released from the jail after serving a sentence in a separate case. Instead, he allegedly fled from the lone police officer assigned to arrest him on a warrant charging him with drug crimes and other offenses.
Procedures at the jail have been changed to guard against a similar event recurring.
Rice pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday.
Hearings set on hunting rules changes
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold statewide public hearings on proposed changes to hunting rules for game birds and game mammals.
Changes include updating descriptions and maps of public hunting areas, including removal of some Natural Area Reserves from public hunting and adding public hunting areas such as the Puu Mali Mitigation Area on the Big Island and agricultural lands on Kauai.
Proposed changes would also re-establish stamp, tag and application hunting fees in place before 2008 and provide for permits for disabled hunters.
The following hearings begins at 7 p.m.
» Tomorrow: Jefferson Elementary School, Honolulu.
» Monday: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Lihue, Kauai.
» Tuesday: Hilo High School.
» Wednesday: Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona.
The full text of the proposed changes is at hawaii.gov/dlnr/rules.