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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:43 a.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Safe stolen from Hilo restaurant

Big Island police are seeking help solving a burglary discovered yesterday at Harrington's, a Hilo restaurant at 135 Kalaniana'ole Ave., in which one or more thieves escaped with the safe.

The crime occurred between 11 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. yesterday. A maintenance man reporting to work found the front door severely damaged.

Police estimated the loss of the safe and its contents at $15,000, but a restaurant spokesperson said the bigger headache stemmed from the loss of keys stored there, which forced the owners to change all restaurant locks yesterday.

Anyone with information can call police at (808) 935-3311 or leave anonymous tips with Crime Stoppers, (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 329-8181 in Kona.

Driver repeatedly rear-ends car

A 39-year-old driver, apparently unprovoked, rear-ended another car three times in Wahiawa at 8:40 a.m. yesterday, at the intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Kilani Avenue.

The driver's car caught fire, police said, but he did not make an attempt to flee.

He was taken to Wahiawa General Hospital for observation, and then was transferred to Castle Memorial Medical Center, police said.

Maui police hit 123 with citations

LAHAINA, Maui — Motorists got a taste of speed enforcement Maui style when police conducted a "saturation patrol" yesterday on Honoapi'ilani Highway.

Maui Police Department Traffic Section officers issued 123 citations between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., including 60 for speeding, 54 for seat-belt violations, three for driving without a license and six for other violations.

In addition, a person was arrested for an outstanding warrant and taken to the Lahaina Police Station.