Posted at 11:55 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2005
Officer punched while breaking up fight
The plainclothes police officer, 41, said he saw the dispute developing about 2 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of 801 Beretania St. and went to see if he could defuse the situation.
He said he twice identified himself as a police officer and had separated the woman from the man she was arguing with when the woman struck him in the face.
At that point the officer arrested the woman for suspicion of first-degree assault of a police officer.
Man threatens cabbie with claw-hammer
A 41-year-old Waikiki man was arrested yesterday morning after he allegedly threatened a cab driver with a claw-hammer.
The driver told police he had picked up the man and two other people at the Pali Longs Drugs store in Nu'uanu and was told to drive around the downtown area and then to Waikiki.
The driver said he asked one of the passengers several times exactly where he wanted to go and each time was given a general location but no specific address.
The driver said that while driving around Waikiki he again asked the passengers to explain what their intended destination was and at that point, a man in the back seat leaned forward, pointed a claw hammer at him and said, "Take me where I want to go or I'll bust you."
Police said the driver pulled his cab to a stop near a special-duty police officer and asked for help.
The officer radioed for assistance and patrol officers arrived. The driver identified the man who threatened him and police arrested the passenger.
He was taken into custody for suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening and the hammer was recovered, police said.
Boyfriend stabs himself in stomach, arrested
A 38-year-old man was arrested at a Kailua supermarket Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend and stabbed himself in the stomach.
Police said the man's former girlfriend, 34, had gone to the Kailua Safeway store on her lunch break and was confronted by her former boyfriend.
The two got into an argument which escalated rapidly when the man pulled out a knife, police said. They said the man then grabbed to woman's head and smashed it against the store's front door.
As he held his ex-girlfriend by her hair refusing to release her, the man took the knife he was holding and stabbed himself in the stomach, police said.
Officers arrived at the store and a few minutes later, the man dropped the knife.
He was immediately arrested for suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening, kidnapping and abuse of a household or family member.
Man breaks beer bottle over girlfriend's head
A 33-year-old Kailua man was arrested yesterday in connection with a May 23 attack on his girlfriend.
The girlfriend, 38, filed a complaint immediately after the attack claiming her boyfriend came home drunk about 11:35 p.m. May 23 and wanted to talk.
She said the two of them set out for a walk but an argument ensued and the boyfriend began to hit her on the head with a beer bottle.
The girlfriend told police she tried to run but the boyfriend was able to keep up with her and kept hitting her on the head with the bottle until it broke.
The woman said a bystander stopped to help her after her boyfriend ran away.
The boyfriend was later arrested in connection with an unrelated case and was being held at the police cellblock yesterday when he was arrested for suspicion of second-degree assault in connection with the attack on his girlfriend.