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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted at 11:25 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Six left homeless in Mililani blaze

Firefighters hose down the roof of a Mililani townhouse this morning that was severely damaged by a fire that started in a bedroom.

Richard Ambo • The Honolulu Advertiser

A two-story Mililani townhouse was gutted today and two other units were damaged in a fire that displaced a family of six.

A mother and her infant daughter and 3-year-old son escaped uninjured from the 9:13 a.m. fire at 94-275 Kupulau Place., said Capt. Richard Soo of the Honolulu Fire Department. The fire was reported under control at 9:26 a.m.

Adjacent units suffered fire and water damage, Soo said. Damage was estimated at $90,000 to the building and $25,000 to the family's belongings.

Teen assaulted; man surrenders

An 18-year-old woman escaped serious injury yesterday when she was thrown off the Wilson Bridge near the entrance to Wahiawa town by her boyfriend.

The woman managed to grab the man, also 18, with whom she was arguing at about noon as she was going over the railing, police said. The man and woman went over the bridge together and landed on the ground about 5 feet below.

Witnesses told police the man started to choke the woman but fled as people started gathering on the bridge.

The man surrendered to police at 12:40 p.m. and was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The argument involved allegations by the woman that her boyfriend stole money and jewelry from her to buy drugs, police said.