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Posted on: Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Police briefs

By Brandon Masuoka
Advertiser Staff Writer

Police seek culprit in golf ball injury

Authorities need the public’s help in finding whoever hit the golf ball that injured a softball player at a high school tournament Friday.

Iolani starting centerfielder Amy Taniguchi, a 17-year-old senior, suffered a facial fracture and lost at least one front tooth when a golf ball hit her at 7:30 p.m. She was sitting in a dugout at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium when she was hit.

Police said several balls were hit onto the field during the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Softball Tournament game. The balls were believed to have been hit from the rear of Johnson Hall B Dormitory, 2555 Dole St.

Police have several leads but are still looking for witnesses. Call detective Rodney Noguchi at 547-7212 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Man, 29, held in Ewa Beach robbery

Police have arrested a man wanted for questioning in an armed robbery last month in Ewa Beach.

West Oahu police arrested Francis K. Kekona, 29, yesterday in Waipahu. They said he was wanted on a contempt warrant as well as for questioning in a Jan. 29 armed robbery on Kauwili Street in which the victim reported being held at gunpoint and tied up.

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