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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 9:54 a.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Man attacks co-worker with knife, sling shot

Advertiser Staff

A 24-year-old man was arrested yesterday after an argument with a co-worker during which he punched, stabbed, and shot at the co-worker with a sling shot, police said.

At 2:43 p.m. yesterday a fight broke out between the 24-year-old and another man, 28, at a Kalihi area business.

During the argument the 24-year-old punched the 28-year-old man in the face before being restrained by workers. The 24-year-old then grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed the 28-year-old in the face, opening a small cut on the man's right cheek, police said.

The 24-year-old was again restrained and forced out of the area, but he returned with a sling shot and fired at the 28-year-old. The man was not hit.

The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of second degree assault, but was released pending investigation, police said.

Man arrested in Hale'iwa for four car thefts

A 28-year-old North Shore man wanted for three car thefts was arrested yesterday after he tried to steal a fourth car and nearly ran a police officer over in the process, police said.

At 11:30 a.m. yesterday, Honolulu police District 2 Beach Task Force officers saw the man snooping around near parked and unattended cars in an area of Hale'iwa that has recently been hit with a spike in property crime, police said.

The man was later seen leaving the area in a car.

Officers checked the vehicles license plates and discovered that the car was stolen. Officers tried to stop the man, but he sped up and drove directly at a plain clothes officer who dove out of the way to avoid being hit.

Officers stopped the man and he was arrested on suspicion of four car thefts and attempted murder, police said.

Caregiver steals checks, arrested forging name

A 30-year-old woman was arrested after she tried to cash a $3,000 check she stole and forged, police said.

On June 23 the woman tried to cash the check at a bank located at 750 Ke'eaumoku Street. The check had been reported stolen by another woman who the 30-year-old takes care of. The woman told police the check was stolen from her apartment in June.

The 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of second degree forgery and released pending investigation, police said.

Man tries to flee stolen car on foot, arrested

Police arrested an 18-year-old man who stole a car and tried to evade a police officer who pulled him over for a traffic violation, police said.

At 3:44 a.m. yesterday a patrol officer pulled the 18-year-old over at the corner of Nehoa Avenue and 'Auwaiolimu Street for running a red light.

The 18-year-old drove away "recklessly", police said, and led the officer down several streets before crashing into a fence at the intersection of Pali Highway and North Vineyard Boulevard.

The driver got out of the car and tried to run away but was caught. The car he was driving was reported stolen from the Young street area. He was arrested on suspicion of car theft, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a car crash, and running a red light, police said.