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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, November 10, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Police are looking for Mooch Fualaau.
Public's aid sought in police search

Police want help in locating a man wanted for a $25,000 contempt warrant stemming from a 1996 DUI arrest.

Mooch Fualaau has a previous weapons conviction and should be considered dangerous. He is known to frequent the Waikiki, 'Aiea and Leeward Coast areas.

He is described as 26 years old, 5 feet 10, 220 pounds with a muscular build, black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos of two tears near his left eye, with other tattoos on his left hand, both arms, right leg and stomach.

Call Crimestoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular telephone.

Thief tries to sell stolen phone cards

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man selling prepaid phone cards that were stolen Oct. 25 in Nu'uanu.

About 1,500 phone cards, with a face value of $20,000, have since been deactivated and will be useless to anyone who buys one.

A woman who is a wholesaler of the prepaid phone cards said they were stolen from the trunk of her parked car at Nu'uanu Baptist Church, 2010 Nu'uanu Ave., between 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, police said.

Three days later a man tried to sell $10 phone cards to a Chinatown store owner for $6 each, police said. The cards were determined to be from the batch of stolen cards, police said.

Anyone with information about the case may call Lt. Sherman Chan at 529-3370 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 955-8300 or *CRIME on your cell phone.

Halawa inmate gets additional sentence

An inmate convicted of taking a nurse hostage at the Halawa Correctional Facility two years ago has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for kidnapping.

Alomalietoa Sua, 27, who was sentenced Thursday, received an additional 10-year sentence for promoting prison contraband.

Sua was serving time for robbery when he took nurse Robyn Kalahiki hostage during a half-hour standoff Sept. 20, 2000.

The standoff began after Sua was taken to the prison's medical unit complaining of an elbow injury.

It ended when he put down a razor blade and reached for the telephone during negotiations, giving guards the chance to storm the room and take him into custody.

Mo'ili'ili man charged in attack

A 22-year-old Mo'ili'ili man charged with attacking a woman on Ke'eaumoku Street Nov. 1 will be arraigned Nov. 21 in Circuit Court for first-degree robbery and kidnapping. Clifton Williams is being held on $50,000 bail.

The victim, 43, suffered severe hand injuries when she was cut with a sharp object while struggling to hang on to her handbag.