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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted at 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2003

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Single-car crash victim dies

A 57-year-old man injured in a one-car crash last weekend on Kamokila Boulevard died yesterday at The Queen's Medical Center.

The medical examiner's office today identified him as Theodore Pacheco, who died at 3:25 p.m. An autopsy was performed today.

Pacheco was driving a 1987 Nissan Sentra near Kapolei Parkway at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The car veered to the right and crashed into a utility pole, police said. Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor but not speed, according to investigators.

Pacheco's traffic death was O'ahu's 34th of the year.

The medical examiner, meanwhile, was still trying to confirm the identity of a 31-year-old woman killed in a head-on collision Wednesday on Fort Weaver Road.

Suspect held in burglary spree

Police today arrested a 40-year-old man as a suspect in 10 to 15 burglaries in the Pa'wa'a, Kaka'ako, Ala Moana and Kapi'olani business districts since late March.

Officers from the Central Honolulu burglary/theft detail made the arrest at the man's Fern Street apartment at 12:30 a.m. The man was booked on suspicion of second-degree burglary.

Yesterday, authorities charged 18-year-old David Acasia of a Coral Street address with second-degree burglary and two drug offenses. Police believe that Acasia is an accomplice of the man arrested today.

SUV damaged in altercation

Two men arrested yesterday on suspicion of throwing a supermarket shopping cart and cement brick at a sport utility vehicle during a fight were released by police pending further investigation.

The men, 19 and 21, were fighting with another man, 26, at 4 a.m. in the 600 block of Sheridan Street, police said. The shopping cart was thrown through the back window of the 26-year-old man's SUV, while he was in the vehicle, while the brick damaged the rear passenger-side window.

The SUV driver was not injured.

Kaka'ako area loses power

Electricity was knocked out to more than 1,000 customers, including The Honolulu Advertiser, for about an hour last night.

The power failure began at about 7:45 p.m. and affected businesses and residents in Kaka'ako, said Hawaiian Electric Co. spokesman Fred Kobashikawa. Power was restored at 8:47 p.m., he said.

Correction: A 40-year-old man arrested yesterday is a suspect in 10 to 15 burglaries. A headline in a previous version of these breifs was incorrect.