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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Bar patron arrested as gun suspect

A 45-year-old Honolulu man was arrested yesterday for allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at a bartender who asked for payment on a beer, police said.

Police were called to The Hideaway Bar at 1913 Dudoit Lane in Waikiki around 12:10 a.m.

They said they stopped the gunman in his car outside the bar. He was identified by the bartender and arrested for investigation of first-degree robbery.

Police later learned that the handgun had been stolen in 1998.

Charges are pending.

Four teens sought in Kalihi attack

Police are looking for four teenage boys who attacked a 17-year-old Monday night in Kalihi.

The victim told officers he had gone to a fast-food restaurant on Mokauea Street about 8:50 p.m. when he noticed four young men outside who looked around his age.

The youths jumped him and he was stabbed once in the shoulder and neck area and once in the back, he told police.

The teen went a friend's home on Kopke Street and called police. He was taken to the Queen's Medical Center, where he was in good condition yesterday morning.

Apartment fire does $60,000 in damage

An apartment fire at Hobron and Lipe'epe'e Streets yesterday caused $60,000 in damage and claimed the live of a house cat.

One dog and three cats escaped; however, two cats are still missing.

The fire, reported at 5:39 p.m., was in a one-bedroom apartment on the third floor of the building, and the Honolulu Fire Department extinguished it within 12 minutes.