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Posted at 10:05 a.m., Friday, September 10, 2004

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Student with handgun arrested

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at about noon yesterday at Campbell High School after school security workers reported taking a handgun away from him.

Police said school officials got an anonymous call that a student had a handgun on the school grounds. Campus security workers were told about the complaint and located the boy, who turned over the gun to them.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of failing to keep a firearm in a proper place.

Suspected shooter turns himself in

A 38-year-old 'Ewa Beach man turned himself in to Pearl City police yesterday for an Aug. 7 incident in which he allegedly fired a handgun at a car driven by a 31-year-old Pearl City man.

The younger man told police the older man threatened him with a handgun before he was able to speed away in his car. He said the older man chased him in his own car and shot at him as he was trying to get away.

Police said the younger man drove to the Pearl City police station to report the incident and that the alleged shooter stopped briefly in front of the station on Waimano Home Road before speeding away.

Police said the suspected shooter learned yesterday that police were looking for him and that he turned himself in. He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree reckless endangering and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Pair charged with car theft

Two Kapahulu men were arrested and charged with car theft after an incident yesterday morning that ended at the Ala Moana Shopping Center.

Police said Wackenhut security officers saw the pair acting suspiciously at the Edgewater Hotel and watched them get into a Toyota in the hotel's parking area.

The security officers called police with the car's license number and were told the car had been reported stolen.

Police said the security officers saw the car leave the hotel and that the officers followed in their own car, using a cellular telephone to report on where the stolen car was headed.

Police caught up with the Toyota on Atkinson Drive and ordered it to pull over, but the driver made a left turn into Ala Moana Center. The car screeched to a stop, and both men got out and ran.

Police caught up with the driver and caught the passenger a few minutes later. Police said the driver told them the other man actually took the vehicle and had been driving it earlier in the day.

Based on the driver's statement, the two men, Curt Gaither and Jason Wise, both 24, were arrested and charged with car theft. Bail was set at $15,000 for each of the men.