Police Identify Pahoa Assault/Murder Victim

…The ME  (Medical Examiner) declined to confirm the man’s name today but Big Island police identified him Friday as (47 year old)  Daniel Martina of Pahoa. Honolulu police have classified the case as an unattended death, pending autopsy findings, but the case is being investigated as a homicide by Big Island police…

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Police are still looking for suspect Robert Grant.

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Today’s Environmentally Friendly KO

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State Highway 130 Meeting Postponed… Looking at Alternatives Now?

I just got an email letting the H-130 Advisory panel know that Novembers meeting is being postponed to a date(s) that is being voted on.

One thing that did catch my attention, was the following:

“The KPAG work is currently focused on developing alternatives. At the last meeting, a number of concepts were offered by the two breakout groups   We find that we need additional time to transfer those concepts into drawings and sketches.”

Sounds interesting to me and I wonder if any of the plans I suggested will be included in the new drawings and sketches.

I asked for the burying of powerlines amongst other things.  Just maybe the State is listening?

BJ Penn Training for GSP a Couple Days Ago

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Idiot of the Week: Woman Arrested After Grabbing Bongs Off Police Car

While 18-year-old Bellingham resident Mavia Burke was trying to help a friend when she allegedly grabbed two glass bongs off the back of a police car and smashed them in front of an officer the evening of Friday, Nov. 7, she didn’t end up helping herself.

Police arrested Burke on suspicion of obstructing a law enforcement officer and booked her into Whatcom County Jail.

Police officers allegedly found Burke and three friends smoking marijuana in a car parked at a dead-end on the 700 block of Racine Street, Bellingham Police Sgt. Mark Stokes said.

Police searched the car and found two glass bongs, plastic baggies, scales and more than 30 bags containing small amounts of marijuana, Stokes said.

The driver of the car, a 17-year-old Bellingham resident, admitted to possessing all of the drugs and paraphernalia, Stokes said.

While officers were preparing to cite the driver with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, Stokes said Burke grabbed the bongs and started running.

As an officer chased after her, she smashed the bongs on the ground, Stokes said.

Burke said she wanted to help her friend avoid a possession of paraphernalia charge, but she wasn’t helping at all, Stokes said. Her friend wasn’t going to be charged with possession of paraphernalia, he said.

Even her friends were like, ‘What did you do that for?‘ ” Stokes said.


28 Year Old Pahoa Man Killed in Kahakai Blvd. Crash

The Kahakai Intersection on H-130 is one of the most complained about spots on H-130.  I just heard about this accident.  I hope I don’t know who the victim is:

Speed and alcohol were likely factors in a head-on crash that killed a 28-year-old Pahoa man yesterday on the Big Island, police said.

The man was driving a 2003 Mazda sedan on Kahakai Boulevard in Hawaiian Beaches when he crossed the centerline and hit an oncoming 2008 Mazda multipurpose vehicle at about 4 a.m., police said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The other driver, a 30-year-old Pahoa man, was treated for minor injuries.

The man was pronounced dead at 6:14 a.m. at the Hilo Medical Center. His name was withheld, pending notification of relatives.

It was the Big Island’s 23rd traffic fatality, compared with 34 at this time last year.