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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, December 13, 2001

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Driver injured in Waialua collision

A 25-year-old man was in critical condition at The Queen's Medical Center last night following a two-car collision in Waialua.

Police said the accident occurred at 6:55 p.m. when a two-door Honda sedan turned onto Goodale Avenue from Waialua Beach Road, crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming Ford pickup truck.

The driver of the Honda, a 25-year-old man, was airlifted to Queen's. The driver of the pickup, a 44-year-old man, was not injured.

Bank robber makes getaway on bicycle

This is a drawing of the man who witnesses say held up a Pearl Ridge bank.
An armed robber who used a bicycle for his getaway held up the Central Pacific Bank in Pearl Ridge on Tuesday.

The robber entered the bank at 2:10 p.m. and approached a teller. He demanded money, showing a small black revolver. Then he approached the next open teller and demanded more money.

He fled using what may have been a mountain bike, entering at the Moanalua Loop end of the bike path that runs along Pearl Harbor.

The man is described as 5 feet 8, 140 pounds with an athletic build, in his late 20s or early 30s. Witnesses said he had short brown or blond hair and wore a black bike helmet, bike gloves, a dark shirt, dark jeans and athletic shoes and carried a yellow backpack. He wore tinted glasses and had a strip of white medical tape on his right cheek.

Call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

Hostage suspect is thief on probation

A 21-year-old Hawai'i Kai man who police said held an elderly Tantalus couple hostage nearly six hours was on probation for two felony theft convictions in March, according to state documents.

The man was arrested Tuesday night after police said he fled from a stolen car, broke into a Tantalus home and held the elderly homeowners hostage. The 80-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife were not injured.

The suspect faces charges of first-degree burglary, auto theft, first-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of kidnapping.

He was also wanted on various warrants, including probation violation.

According to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, the man was twice convicted of second-degree theft in March.

He was also convicted of third-degree assault in August 2000 and sentenced to one year probation and a $150 fine, the document said.