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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, November 7, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Teen killed in car crash on Kaua'i

A 17-year-old boy was killed Tuesday night on Kaua'i in a one-car accident when he apparently lost control of his car on Kainahola Road in Kapa'a.

Kaua'i police said the car skidded off the roadway at 8:45 p.m., went down down an embankment and ended up in Kainahola Reservoir.

Bystanders, police and firecrews pulled the boy out of the water. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said speed may have been a factor.

Body of man, 32, found at park

The body of a 32-year-old man was found at Ala Moana Beach Park yesterday.

Police said there were no signs of foul play and classified the case as an unattended death.

Officers were called to an area near McCoy Pavilion about 12:20 p.m., where they found the body on the ground. Investigators believe the man was homeless. Officials did not disclose his name.

Man crossing H-1 hit by vehicle

A 28-year-old man struck Tuesday night by a sport utility vehicle on H-1 Freeway remained in critical condition at The Queen's Medical Center last night with a fractured skull.

Witnesses saw the man trying to cross the freeway when he fell before he was struck by a 2001 Dodge Durango at 7:20 p.m. in the center lane of the roadway, police said.

The accident happened on H-1 three-tenths of a mile west of the Gulick Avenue overpass.

Police closed the freeway and detoured cars to the Middle Street off-ramp for more than two hours.

Crash victim, 82, remains critical

An 82-year-old man injured in a two-car collision Tuesday on Jarrett White Road remained in critical condition last night at The Queen's Medical Center. The 8:26 a.m. collision in Moanalua involved a car, in which the man was a front-seat passenger, hitting another car turning left onto Mahiole Street. No other injuries were reported.

Police arrest four in stolen truck

Two men, a woman and a girl were arrested Tuesday in Waipahu after police found a handgun in a stolen truck they were occupying.

An officer at 11:55 p.m. noticed the truck without a front license plate parked in the designated "Weed and Seed" crime-prevention area in Waipahu, police said.

After learning from police dispatch that the vehicle was stolen, the officer founded a loaded pistol on the floor of the truck and arrested the four occupants, police said. Charges are pending.