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Posted on: Friday, May 18, 2001

Police beat

2 arrested in Kalihi home invasion

Police have arrested a 25-year-old Wai'alae man and 19-year-old Wai'alae man in connection with a home invasion Wednesday morning in Kalihi. Police believe three confronted a Makiki couple on Kewalo Street just before 6:10 a.m.

According to police, one of the robbers pointed a handgun at a 25-year-old man while his 25-year-old woman companion ran off.

The three robbers escorted the man to his apartment and then searched it. The man fled out the lanai door and called police. The robbers fled in a red Chevy Camaro convertible. The two Wai'alae men were arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery.

Police said captured fugitive Arthur Birano is the third suspect in the kidnapping and robbery case. Police captured Birano on Wednesday night in Kalihi.

Disabled brother threatened with bat

Police arrested a man who is accused of threatening and using a baseball bat to poke his mentally handicapped wheelchair-bound brother yesterday morning in Hawai'i Kai.

The man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of second-degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Police said the incident happened at 8:30 a.m. in Hawai'i Kai when the assailant became upset at his mentally handicapped brother.

The assailant repeatedly poked his sibling in the neck with a baseball bat while threatening to kill him. The assailant's brother-in-law tried to intervene, but was assaulted with the bat and a wooden chair. The brother suffered a red mark on his neck and the brother-in-law suffered bruises on both arms and his face.