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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, November 29, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Two men wounded in Puna shootings

Two shootings in the Puna area of the Big Island late Wednesday night left two men wounded, one critically.

Police said the shootings, one in the Kea'au area, the other in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision, appear to have been related.

A 55-year-old man was treated and released while a 32-year-old man was in critical condition late yesterday at Hilo Medical Center.

Suspects sought in theft from auto

ATM surveillance photo of a suspect who stole credit cards during a car break-in on Oct. 17.


Police are seeking suspects who broke into a parked vehicle on Oct. 17 at Kailua Beach Park and stole credit cards that were used at a nearby American Savings Bank ATM.

The break-in occurred at noon and two male suspects were caught on bank surveillance cameras using two different stolen credit cards at 12:18 p.m. at 200 Hamakua Drive.

The first thief is described as in his 30s, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10, with a medium build. He wore a light-colored fisherman's hat and a plaid short-sleeved dress shirt.

The second thief is also in his 30s, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10, medium build, wearing a light-colored fisherman's hat and dark-colored T-shirt.

Anyone with information about this case should call Detective John McCarthy at 261-6106. Anonymous calls can be made to CrimeStoppers 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

Car crash blocks Palisades access

Access to Pacific Palisades was blocked early yesterday when a car on Komo Mai Drive ran into a utility pole.

Power lines and the downed pole blocked entry to the Pacific Palisades area of Pearl City for several hours after the 4 a.m. accident, but one lane was reopened by 8:30 a.m. Both lanes were reopened at around noon, Hawaiian Electric officials said. Power to about 10 customers was disrupted.