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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Fugitive sought in sexual assault

Police are searching for a fugitive who pleaded guilty to sexual assault last month and fled before sentencing.

Joshua Reed, 25, pleaded guilty to sexual assault and other felony charges March 2, police said. In the sexual assault case that occurred in October 2000 in Kailua, Reed broke into his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend's residence and held the victim and her teenage girlfriend at knifepoint, police said.

Reed sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend before her mother returned home, police said, adding that Reed had been stalking the victim and had repeatedly told the girl he would hurt her, her family, friends and pets.

Police said Reed used the name Erick Victor to board a plane March 19 for Los Angeles and may have returned to O'ahu.

Call 955-8300, or *crime on your cellular phone.

Department store cashier arrested

Police have arrested a 24-year-old cashier for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the Ala Moana Liberty House since September.

Police arrested the 'Ewa resident Monday night on suspicion of first-degree theft.

Store security officers told police that the woman embezzled more than $20,000. The offenses began in September and continued until they were discovered this month, police said.