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Posted at 10:47 a.m., Thursday, October 23, 2003

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Man arraigned in hit-and-run

A 32-year-old Moanalua man was arraigned today at Circuit Court on charges stemming from an August 2002 hit-and-run accident on Auahi Street in Kaka'ako that seriously injured three visitors from Japan.

Jung Sung Cho is charged with failure to render aid and causing first-degree negligent injury.

A man, his wife and daughter were crossing Auahi Street between Ward Warehouse and Ward Farmerís Market within a crosswalk at 7:50 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2002, when they were they were hit by a black sedan.

Teen charged in 2 robberies

Police charged an 18-year-old man yesterday in connection with two robberies, including one in which a homeless man was stabbed in Kaka'ako.

George Preston was scheduled to be arraigned today at District Court on first- and second-degree robbery charges. His bail totals $150,000.

The first-degree robbery charge stems from a Sept. 12 robbery of a homeless man, 52, who was stabbed and robbed of his moped.

Preston is also accused of robbing an 18-year-old man on April 22 at a Kailua-area bus stop.

Charges filed in baton attack

A 26-year-old man was charged yesterday with attacking a man with a metal baton Monday night outside Club Femme Nu at 1673 Kapi'olani Blvd. Thomas Frank Fulford is charged with second-degree assault and is bail is set at $15,000.

The victim, 39, was not seriously injured. Police said Fulford confronted his estranged wife, in violation of a protective court order, and the victim outside the nightclub at 11:28 p.m. and allegedly struck the man several times.