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Posted at 11:17 a.m., Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Arrest made in Makiki slaying

Police arrested a suspect early today in connection with the the Dec. 22 shooting death of a retired Makiki accountant.

Police declined to disclose details about the arrest or the events that led up to the shooting.

Police said the victim, Robert E. Lee, 71, was shot once in the head about 8:10 p.m. Dec. 22, as he walked in the garage area of the building at 1555 Pensacola St. Lee was found next to a silver Toyota pickup truck. He was taken to The Queen's Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

The shooting took place outside a three-story apartment building surrounded by high-rises on Pensacola Street, about a block mauka of the H-1 Freeway, near Hassinger Street.

Lee and his two sons owned the apartment building that he lived in. Lee and his wife are retired accountants, police said.

There were 27 murders on O'ahu last year compared with 15 in 2003.

Assaults result in woman's arrest

A 34-year-old woman was arrested in the Sand Island area yesterday after she she allegedly punched a 52-year-old woman in the face, got in her car and dragged another woman, 44, a short distance after she tried to stop the assailant from leaving.

The incident began about 2 p.m. when the older woman went to the alleged assailant's workplace to file a complaint with her boss.

Police said the alleged assailant became upset, reached into the car and punched the woman who had filed the complaint and tried to drive off with the second woman holding on to her car to try to keep her from leaving.

The woman suspected of throwing the punch was found and arrested on suspicion of unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision.

Man nabbed as moped stolen

A 48-year-old man was arrested in Waikiki early yesterday morning after police found him operating a moped that had been reported stolen by a 20-year-old man.

Patrol officers were responding to a 2:35 a.m. complaint about loud mopeds racing when they found several men sitting on parked mopeds.

The officers learned that one of the mopeds had been reported stolen. The man who claimed to own the stolen moped was arrested for suspicion of detaining stolen property.

Woman allegedly made off with car

Police arrested a 26-year-old woman early yesterday morning in connection with a car that was reported stolen in Kahala late Sunday night.

A 19-year-old Kahala man told police that he realized about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday that his spare keys were missing. The man said he got home about 9:15 pm. and parked his car in its assigned stall. The man went to check on the car about an hour later, found it was missing and called police.