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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, December 17, 2004

Man pulled from lagoon dies

Advertiser Staff

A 66-year-old man died after he was pulled unconscious from waters near one of the man-made lagoons at the Ko Olina resort yesterday.

Police said the man, who had been snorkeling, was found unconscious at about 12:30 p.m. The man was taken to St. Francis Medical Center-West, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said there were no signs of foul play.

Man found along shoreline dies

A man who was found unconscious along the shoreline behind Wai'anae High School last week died Wednesday at The Queen's Medical Center.

The man, 52, was discovered in a coral reef ditch behind the school Dec. 9. Emergency personnel said the man may have been there for up to two days and was being pushed around by waves.

He was taken to Queen's in critical condition and was placed on a life-support system, police said. But the man, whose name was not released yesterday, was pronounced dead at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Police continue to investigate the case.

Suspect in shotgun robbery arrested

A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday in connection with the Nov. 17 shotgun robbery of four people in Kahala.

The man was arrested on Lakeview Circle in Wahiawa yesterday morning. He faces four counts of first-degree robbery, a firearms charge and two contempt of court charges.

On Nov. 17, police said two couples were parked at a dead-end road near a Kahala beach when a man got out of a vehicle and brandished a shotgun. Police said the man pointed the gun at each person and demanded money.

The man took an undetermined amount of cash and personal belongings and fled in a car belonging to one of the couples, police said. An investigation led to the man yesterday and he was arrested shortly after 11:35 a.m.

Man charged in assault on officer

A 27-year-old man was charged yesterday with one count of assault on a law enforcement officer after police said he fought with the officer in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Jonah Perry of Waimanalo also was charged with one count of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. He was being held last night on $30,000 bail.

On Wednesday, a plainclothes officer was investigating an auto theft case when he found the suspect at a Waimanalo home. When the officer tried to arrest the man, police said, Perry resisted and the two began to struggle.

Police said a second man then grabbed the officer from behind, allowing the first man to assault the police officer. Other officers arrived and subdued Perry, police said.

Police yesterday were searching for the second man.

The officer was not seriously injured.

Two men charged in armed robbery

Two men have been charged in a Nov. 24 armed robbery at a Pahoa home on the Big Island.

Dysen Lee Nakano-Domen, 18, of Wai'anae, was charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. He was being held in a Hilo police cellblock yesterday in lieu of $7,000 bail.

Michael R. Kapika, 19, of Pahoa was charged with first-degree robbery. He was released on $5,000 bail, police said.

Two other men, ages 19 and 20, were arrested in connection with the robbery, but were not charged pending further investigation. One of the men, Alisa Lucky Meafou, remained in custody on an unrelated bench warrant, police said.

The arrests stemmed from an incident in which three men wearing ski masks and brandishing handguns demanded property from a man. The men took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a car that was driven by a fourth man, police said.

Suspect charged in flashing case

Authorities have charged a 38-year-old Honolulu man with fourth-degree sexual assault in connection with a Dec. 1 incident in which a 58-year-old woman said she was startled by a naked man as she left a parking garage at 830 Punchbowl St.

Francis K.S. Kim, of a Richards Street address, was charged Wednesday night with the misdemeanor offense and was released on $1,000 bail. Investigators said Kim also is a suspect in a series of similar incidents that took place earlier this month.