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Posted at 11:46 a.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Man charged in Makiki attack

Police yesterday charged a man with assault in connection with Sunday's attack on his estranged girlfriend and a man with her.

According to police reports, Wayne C. Rezentes, 45, entered the woman's balcony in Makiki about noon Sunday. He found the woman, 38, and a 26-year-old man asleep together.

Rezentes reportedly hit the man with an expandable baton and threatened him with a cleaver. He also threw a portable stereo at the woman, police said.

Bail was set at $20,000 for the charges of second-degree assault, abuse of a household member and other offenses.

Assault suspect turns himself in

A suspect in an assault case in June turned himself in to police yesterday and was charged with assaulting a Waialua woman who was trying to protect her adult son.

Lawrence Kuehu, 32, was charged with second-degree assault in a June 9 fight in which the woman was punched in the mouth.

Woman arrested in theft of parrots

Punky, Angel and the rest of Irwin Wantman's missing exotic birds are all home now.

Police yesterday arrested Wantman's 50-year-old housekeeper in connection with the theft.

Five of the birds, set free, were recovered by the Hawaiian Humane Society, Wantman said; one was sold and one was given away to people who since have returned them.

Man, 21, held in car break-in

A 21-year-old Mililani man was arrested early today on suspicion of breaking into a parked car on Hokuwelowelo Street and stealing packages left there overnight.

A neighbor spotted the suspect entering the car at about 2:44 a.m. and called police. Patrol units arrived just as the suspect was leaving the area in another car.

The witness pointed out the escape vehicle, and police stopped it. The owner of the parked car arrived and identified two parcels she had bought that were now in the escape vehicle. While the investigation continues, an initial arrest was made for unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle.

Arrest made in guard attacks

An 18-year old male suspect was arrested at the Hawai'i Youth Correctional Facility Sunday after attacking and threatening guards and damaging property.

The suspect, a ward of the facility, was seen tossing a chair at the surveillance camera at 11:10 a.m. He also threw a water cooler at a TV, breaking the picture tube.

Then he and another youth prisoner locked themselves in a storage room and tampered with the fire sprinkler system, flooding the area

After the two refused to leave the room, a corrections officer forced open the door and ordered the two to lie on the ground. The suspect punched the officer, then threatened to kill him and another officer.