State roundup for March 22


Man dies after failed pool jump

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu man who tried to jump from the fourth floor of an apartment building into a pool has died.

The medical examiner has determined that Quinn Kunitomo died from head injuries due to the fall.

Honolulu police say the young man tried to jump from an apartment building into a swimming pool at University of Hawaii at Manoa off-campus housing early Sunday morning. He missed the pool and landed on the pool deck instead.

Molokai woman shot and killed

KAUNAKAKAI, Molokai (AP) — Police in Molokai say they have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of shooting and killing his 24-year-old girlfriend in Kaunakakai.

Police said Thursday that the shooting happened Wednesday night at an apartment complex along Kamehameha Highway. Authorities say the man was arrested later at his home.

Man takes bite of cop’s finger

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu Police officer lost part of his finger during an arrest.

Police say the 41-year-old officer was attempting on Wednesday to arrest a 52-year-old man suspected of trespassing when the man bit off the tip of the officer’s finger.

The officer was taken to a hospital in serious condition. The man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and trespassing.

Man arrested after DUI video

LIHUE, Kauai (AP) — Kauai Police say a man was arrested after he posted an online video of himself drinking while driving.

Police say Richard Gerald Godbehere Jr. of Kapaa was arrested in February for allegedly consuming or possessing liquor while operating a vehicle and driving without a license. He has been released pending an April court appearance.

Police say the four-minute video appears to have been posted online in late December. In the video, police say Godbehere pops open a capped beer bottle and proceeds to drink it while speaking into the camera.

According to police, Godbehere says in the video, “I’m so happy to be drinking and driving.”

Works starts on Marines’ facility

HONOLULU (AP) — Construction has begun for a new Marine Corps air station operations complex at Kaneohe Bay.

The $47 million complex will include an air passenger terminal, fire truck bays and a dormitory for air rescue and firefighting Marines.

The contractor broke ground last week. Construction should be finished in September 2014.

The contractor for the work is dck pacific construction. The company is also building the South Range Project at Schofield Barracks.

 

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