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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:35 a.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Third arrest made in pineapple theft

Police yesterday arrested a third man on suspicion of stealing pineapples from a commercial field near Wahiawa on July 22.

The 45-year-old was implicated by two other people charged in the thefts, police said.

Police said two people were caught with a carload of pineapples near Wahiawa when an officer stopped a car for a traffic violation at the intersection of Kaukonahua Road and Wilikina Drive.

The car's rear seat "filled to the roof with pineapple," police said, and both the driver and passenger were covered with dirt.

Officials from Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. were called and identified the fruit as stolen, police said.

They charged Angeline Kepa, 35, and Gordon Rivera, 29, with second-degree theft. Their bail was set at $20,000 each.

Man arrested in thefts of bronze

Police have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of theft in connection with a Diamond Head burglary last month.

They searched a Hawai'i Kai home on Sunday and recovered stolen ceramic and bronze ornaments.

It was one in a series of thefts in the East Honolulu and Diamond Head communities since Aug. 11. Many different items were taken, but most were made of bronze, police said. Their value was estimated at $20,000.

The man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft and released pending further investigation.

Kalihi attack ends in arrest

Police have arrested a 39-year-old man who allegedly punched and threatened a woman with a knife Monday night in Kalihi.

Police said he punched the 32-year-old twice, breaking her eardrum, then followed her into her bedroom, threatened her with an 8-inch hunting knife and asked if she wanted to die.

The woman was treated at Queen's Medical Center and released.

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

Woman accused in Kap'iolani assault

A 28-year-old woman accused of attacking another woman with a curtain rod and steak knife was arrested yesterday.

Police said she forced her way into a 47-year-old woman's Kapi'olani Avenue apartment on Satuday and started a fight. She hit the woman on the head with the rod and then threatened her with the knife, police said. The victim disarmed her assailant, who fled before police arrived.

Yesterday police arrested a woman on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder. Police said she was upset over a dispute involving another person.