10 charged in Chinatown bust
Ten people arrested last week in Chinatown were charged Saturday with third-degree promotion of dangerous drugs.
The 10, Billy P. Thomas, 50; Paul Faria, 45; Roxanne Pauli, 38; Reginald Apilado, 49; Susan Reis, 46; Lee Williams, 40; Reginald Blake, 53; Christie Higuchi, 42; Billy Jo Nelson, 35; and Eldred Adams, 55, had bail set at $15,000 each.
Four arrested in Pawa'a raid
Four people were arrested and firearms, drugs and cash were seized Friday in a raid on a Pawa'a-area public housing unit in the 1500 block of Kalakaua Avenue, a "Weed & Seed" district.
Two men, ages 46 and 25, and two women, 49 and 37, were arrested on suspicion of dealing crystal methamphetamine and marijuana.
The raid was the result of an undercover investigation.
The four were booked on charges of promoting dangerous drugs after the 6:35 a.m. raid. All were released pending further investigation.
Man sought in camp assault
LIHU'E, Kaua'i Police are looking for a man who attacked a camping couple with a hammer early yesterday morning at 'Anini Beach Park.
The man is described as about 5 feet 7 and 140 pounds with black hair. Police said a 2002 or 2003 Dodge Neon with black surf racks may be connected with the assault.
A 21-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, both from Alaska, told police a man entered their tent during the night and was told to leave. He returned about an hour later, at about 2:15 a.m., with a hammer and struck the male camper on the head.
The victim was treated for injuries at Wilcox Memorial Hospital and released. Anyone with information on the attack should call Lt. Regina Ventura at (808) 241-1680 or Detective Joseph Adric at (808) 241-1681.
Houseguest attacks host
LIHU'E, Kaua'i A Kapahi man was attacked in his home after allowing an acquaintance to spend the night.
Police said the 57-year-old victim suffered severe head injuries at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and was transferred to The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu after initial treatment at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
The houseguest also is suspected of stealing the victim's car, which was recovered by police several hours later on the island's north shore.
Anyone with information on the case should call Lt. Regina Ventura at (808) 241-1680 or Detective Samuel Sheldon at (808) 241-1688.
Woman hit by car in Waikiki
An 84-year-old woman was critically injured yesterday when she was struck by a van as she attempted to cross Kuhio Avenue.
Police said the woman was walking in the mauka direction on Kuhio at Launiu Street when she was hit by a Chevy van driven by a 67-year-old man. The woman was in a crosswalk when she was hit at about 9:40 a.m., police said.
The woman was taken to The Queen's Medical Center in critical condition, police said.