Whatever Happened: Bicyclist's death

Full story: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Question: What ever happened to the investigation into the traffic death of environmentally conscious bicyclist Robert Clay, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in South Maui on the night of Sept.
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ParadiseAlaKai

Pahoa, HI

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Sep 6, 2008
 
Hawaii: Paradise for criminals and scumbags.

Police found the car and "have spoken" to the driver?

I feel so relived for my children and other loved ones now that this lowlife has been "spoken to" by our valiant and efficient HPD.

The HPD is the laughing stock of the entire US, and if you don't think that horror stories like this and issues like Kapiolani Park's mentally whacked homeless population DON'T greatly affect tourism -our ONLY industry- then you're delusional.
LEGAL immigrant

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Sep 6, 2008
 
ParadiseAlaKai wrote:
Hawaii: Paradise for criminals and scumbags.
Police found the car and "have spoken" to the driver?
I feel so relived for my children and other loved ones now that this lowlife has been "spoken to" by our valiant and efficient HPD.
The HPD is the laughing stock of the entire US, and if you don't think that horror stories like this and issues like Kapiolani Park's mentally whacked homeless population DON'T greatly affect tourism -our ONLY industry- then you're delusional.
Hawaii's filthy underbelly IS being exposed around the world. My relatives and friends in Europe never want to see Hawaii again, and I hear the same thing from American friends here on the Mainland.
GetYourFactsRigh t

Ewa Beach, HI

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Sep 6, 2008
 
ParadiseAlaKai wrote:
Hawaii: Paradise for criminals and scumbags.
Police found the car and "have spoken" to the driver?
I feel so relived for my children and other loved ones now that this lowlife has been "spoken to" by our valiant and efficient HPD.
The HPD is the laughing stock of the entire US, and if you don't think that horror stories like this and issues like Kapiolani Park's mentally whacked homeless population DON'T greatly affect tourism -our ONLY industry- then you're delusional.
HPD is Honolulu doofus. This incident occurred in Maui.

In other words, blame Maui PD (i.e., MPD).
Disgusted

Columbus, OH

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Sep 6, 2008
 
That's it?!?!! Frickin police dont even know how to do a proper investigation!! Obviously the only way for them to determine who did the crime would be for the murderer to walk up to the police and say, "I did it! Here is my ID so you dont forget who I am and this is where I live too, ok?"
Okole Maluna

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#5
Sep 6, 2008
 
Don't ask Yamashita, it's a dead end!!!!!!!!
Manapua Man

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Sep 6, 2008
 
Yamashita is lolo!!!!!!!!
LauLau

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Sep 6, 2008
 
Arrest the owner of the Honda!!!!!!!! Of course, the judges, attorneys and the police are all a bunch of blasphemous dimwits.
Bob

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Sep 6, 2008
 
So let me get this straight: police found the car that killed the guy but never bothered to arrest the owner of the car. Great police work there guys!
WhatsGoingOn

Honolulu, HI

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Sep 6, 2008
 
It would be interesting to see what the sentancing record is for killers of cyclists. I bet the majority go free without any jail time, in fact probably 100% get off.
alice

Honolulu, HI

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#10
Sep 6, 2008
 
HPD is useless. Slash their blioated pay checks by 90% and they all stay because no other city wnats them. HPD's boss Corra is corrupt and inept. Mayor Mufi ought to do something about this growing scandal.
Manapua Man

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#11
Sep 6, 2008
 
How many years will it be ongoing? At Yamashita's pace, another ten!!!!!!!!
alice

Honolulu, HI

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Sep 6, 2008
 
true..HPD needs to be disbanded and the entire organization changed.
Auspicious One

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Sep 6, 2008
 
Answer: Maui police traffic detectives are still investigating Clay's death but have not made any arrests or filed any charges.
Police Sgt. Stacey Yamashita said a silver 2003 Honda Accord was recovered the day after the crash and had damage consistent with being involved in the crash.
Yamashita said police investigators determined later that the car was involved in Clay's death, and investigators have spoken with the vehicle's owner.
The vehicle was traveling southeast on Kenolio Road and fled the scene, police said.
Police ask that anyone with information on the case call investigators.

Something is amiss here.
What does the police expect the public to provide that they should have asked the owner. Who was driving the car if not the owner?
alice

Honolulu, HI

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Sep 6, 2008
 
another blown case for HPD.
one guy

Makawao, HI

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Sep 6, 2008
 
Maybe the person who wrote the letter to the paper just want's to see if they are off the hook yet.
alice

Honolulu, HI

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Sep 6, 2008
 
maybe
Meme

Kahului, HI

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Sep 7, 2008
 
alice wrote:
another blown case for HPD.
This happened on Maui bonehead! What the h ell do you go to school for Alice?
enufalready

Wahiawa, HI

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Sep 7, 2008
 
Hawaii- kingdom of scofflaws!
keola

Honolulu, HI

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#19
Sep 7, 2008
 
hey hpd still didnt find the gold van driver who killed a military lieutant on nimitz in nov last year...they interviewed the owner of the van but they refused to say who was driving the van...they didnt say the van was stolen...hpd didnt get any finger prints from the gold van...whats going on here???
susan

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Sep 7, 2008
 
After interviewing the driver of the vehicle what were the results? Did the owner lend the auto to someone, a friend? Was the auto stolen? Is there an alibi? Enlighten the public and at the very least let us know what became of the interview!

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