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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Police investigate beating, stabbing

Police are looking for four or five men in connection with a beating and stabbing incident early Sunday near Amana and Makaloa streets.

Patrol officers responded to a 5:38 a.m. report of a beating in the area and discovered the male victim also had been stabbed several times. Police said the victim was taken in critical condition to The Queen's Medical Center, where he later was upgraded to guarded condition.

Man holding rifle in hospital arrested

A 39-year-old man was arrested on a firearms charge when he brought a rifle into Castle Medical Center on Sunday.

Hospital security saw the man enter the ground-floor elevator while carrying the rifle at about 9:40 a.m. He was detained for police, and his rifle was confiscated.

Three held in car theft, collision

Two women and a man were arrested Saturday morning in Kalihi after their stolen car collided with the police car pursuing them.

A patrol officer saw a dark car travel the wrong way down Bannister Street about 3:20 a.m. and park in front of a residence. While the three suspects were inside the home, the officer learned that the car and the license plates on it were reported as stolen.

The officer followed the trio after they returned to the car about five minutes later and was trying to stop them when the stolen car collided with the police car.

Suspect hunted in kidnapping

Police are looking for a 25-year-old Waimanalo man suspected of trespassing at his ex-girlfriend's 'Ewa Beach home and holding her against her will for 15 hours.

The man allegedly entered the apartment about 9 p.m. Friday by using a spare key. He and the woman, 22, argued and he assaulted her, police said.

The man refused to leave the home and kept the woman from leaving, also, police said. At about noon Saturday, the woman got away and called police. When officers and the woman arrived back at the apartment, they discovered that items had been taken and the home had been damaged.

Woman assaulted in Waikiki hotel

A 20-year-old woman told police she was sexually assaulted early Sunday in a Waikiki hotel room by two male attackers.

The woman said she had been with friends and left them about 1:30 a.m., stopping in a hotel for a soda. While she was there, she was grabbed and pulled into a room.

Kalihi Uka station back in operation

The Kalihi Uka Fire Station, which had been closed for renovations since November 2000, re-opened Monday.

The station received upgrades to its electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and domestic water systems. The facility also underwent changes to its infrastructure to make it more accessible to the public as well as to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The station at 1861 Kamehameha IV Road has an engine company and a hazardous materials response company. It has central air conditioning, a standby emergency generator, a decontamination room and a commercial washing machine.

During renovations, firefighters were moved and responded from the Kuakini and Kalihi fire stations.