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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Boy arrested in Salt Lake incident

A boy grabbed an 8-inch knife on Sunday and threatened to kill his guardian, who was trying to keep him from leaving their Salt Lake home.

Police arrested and charged the juvenile with terroristic threatening after the incident, reported at 12:30 a.m. on Wanaka Street.

The boy allegedly said he wanted to leave, and was instructed to go to bed. When he tried to leave a second time, the man blocked the door, police said.

The boy grabbed the knife and threatened to kill the guardian, police said, but he was held off with a cushion and had the knife taken away in the ensuing struggle.

Stolen sports jackets sought

CrimeStoppers is trying to help recover 26 collectible sports jackets stolen from a Kuli'ou'ou home about a month ago, valued at about $60,000.

The jackets, representing college and professional sports teams, are worth about $2,300 each.

The owner had moved into another home while his own was undergoing security renovations after a theft. He discovered the entire set of 29 jackets had been taken between Feb. 22 and March 3, police said.

Three of the jackets have been recovered. There was no break-in, so police are investigating whether the robber might have had access to the home, said Detective Letha DeCaires.

The owner has offered to help CrimeStoppers offset some of the cost to people who may have bought the stolen jackets, DeCaires said.

Anonymous tips may be phoned in to CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

Man sought in burglary, car theft

Police are asking for help in identifying a man suspected of burglarizing a Wai'alae Iki home, stealing the homeowner's new car and using a bank card at a Pearlridge bank teller machine.

Police said the Kumakani Loop home was burglarized twice between March 7 and 9. In the first break-in, which occurred while the 80-year-old homeowner was in the hospital, the intruder took keys and the victim's new Acura TL.

On March 9, the same burglar is suspected of using an electronic door opener to enter the home and take silver dollar coins, a 20-inch television and a wallet.

That evening, police said, the stolen silver Acura was driven to the Pearlridge branch of American Savings Bank and a stolen bank card used to withdraw money. A bank surveillance camera caught a man in the car making the withdrawal.

The suspect is described as in his mid-20s, with short dark hair, a mustache and medium build. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.