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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:56 a.m., Friday, December 5, 2003

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Woman critically injured in crash

A 69-year-old woman was critically injured yesterday in Kalihi Valley when she crashed her sports utility vehicle into a rock wall.

The accident was reported to police at 2:12 p.m. Police said the woman lost control of the vehicle while making a right turn onto Merkle Street from Kalihi Street. She was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center. A condition update was unavailable this morning.

Cat causes outage, sewage spill

A stray cat triggered a power outage last night at the city’s Hart Street pumping station in Iwilei causing an estimated 4.6 million gallons of raw sewage to spill into Honolulu Harbor, Nu'uanu Stream and Kapalama Canal, according to city officials.

At about 8 p.m. last night, a short circuit in the plant’s electrical system disabled pumps that transfer raw sewage to the Sand Island treatment facility. The problem also affected the Hart Street plant’s emergency generator.

Police Sgt. Bart Ravelo said two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane near the 800 block of Dillingham Boulevard were closed to traffic today to allow city crews to keep the sewage contained.

Drug raid leads to three arrests

The Wahiawa police crime reduction unit seized an ounce of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in a raid last night on an 'Ohai Place apartment. Two men, ages 38 and 28, and a woman, 36, were arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs.

The three were booked for second- and third-degree promotion of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, which included smoking pipes and scales.

Police seek pair in stabbings

Police are seeking two men for questioning about a stabbing Oct. 7 at 929 Center St. in Wahiawa.

A 3 a.m. confrontation involving the two men who are wanted for questioning resulted in the stabbing of two other men, police said. One was stabbed in the head and cut on the hand while the other was stabbed in the chest.

The 37-year-old man stabbed in the chest was found four hours later at the scene and was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center. He was hospitalized for several weeks and recently provided police with a description of the two men now wanted for questioning.

One of the men is known as "Vic" and the other "Boy."

Anyone with information can call Detective Terry Leach at 529-3079 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

Man saved after falling off ship

The Coast guard rescued a 40-year-old man after he fell off a fishing vessel between 'Ewa Beach and Kalaeloa Point yesterday afternoon.

Matt Buckman fell off the 17-foot vessel and was in the water for about 45 minutes, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said. An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew spotted him and hoisted him to safety. He was in good condition, the spokeswoman said.