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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 3, 2003

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Missing Makiki woman sought

Elizabeth Iseke was last seen March 9.

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Honolulu police are asking the public's help in finding a woman who has been missing since March 9.

Elizabeth M. Iseke, 38, was last seen by family members at about 2 p.m. March 9 at her Lunalilo Street home in Makiki. Police said she is known to frequent the Hau'ula area.

Iseke, also known as "Kapi," is 5 feet 6, 155 pounds with a medium build. She has long, straight black hair, brown eyes and a tan complexion.

Anyone with information about her is asked to call investigator Phil Camero at 529-3394, or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Witnesses sought in hit-and-run

Police are seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run in which a bicyclist was critically injured when he was struck by a car in Hau'ula on March 25.

The accident occurred about 8:15 p.m. on Kamehameha Highway and Pipilani Street near the Hau'ula Shopping Center. Police said the 26-year-old bicyclist was heading south on the highway when he was struck from behind.

Witnesses told police a man was driving and had a surfboard on his vehicle. The car, described as a gold compact, may have damage to its front end and possibly to its windshield.

The bicyclist was hospitalized with broken ribs and head injuries.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call officer Keith Kessler at 529-3776 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Phone scam uses Shriners name

The latest phone scam to hit the Big Island involves someone fraudulently soliciting donations for the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Police said the Hawai'i Island Shrine Club has a legitimate phone solicitation campaign under way, but it is for the organization's Children's Transportation Fund, not the hospital.

To check whether a telephone call asking for donations on behalf of the Shrine Club is legitimate, call Don Millard at (808) 959-2665.

Police seek man in assault on girl

Police are searching for a 34-year-old man wanted on a grand jury indictment in connection with the sexual assault of a girl.

Francisco R. Mendes is described as 5 feet 6, 145 pounds with a medium build. He has black hair and brown eyes. Police said Mendes has had jobs in the construction and food service industries and frequents the East Honolulu area.

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

Killing of dog investigated

Police and the Hawaiian Humane Society are investigating the case of a man who allegedly strangled his dog over the weekend.

A 52-year-old man was arrested Sunday after witnesses reported seeing him choking his dog at Waimanalo Beach Park and forcing the canine's head underwater, police said.

The dog was later found dead at the suspect's Waimanalo home.

The suspect was released from police custody Sunday evening pending further investigation.