Posted at 12:22 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2005
Police Beat: Body found in burning car
Advertiser StaffPolice opened a homicide investigation this morning after a body was discovered about 2 a.m. in a burning car at what is known as "Army Beach" in Mokule'ia.
The body, whose gender had not yet been determined, was found in a Honda Civic at the beach near the Dillingham Airfield. No other details were immediately available.
Man arrested for suspicion of kidnapping, 1st-degree terroristic threatening
Police arrested a 21-year-old Nuuanu man about 9:30 p.m. last night after he allegedly refused to let his girlfriend, 21, out of his car and threatened repeatedly to kill her.
Police were able to contact the man by cellular phone and convinced him to turn himself in. He was arrested for suspicion of kidnapping and first-degree terroristic threatening.
Woman wakes to man sexually assaulting her
Police arrested a 23-year-old man at a Waikiki hotel yesterday after a 22-year-old woman told them she awoke about 7:30 a.m. to find the man sexually assaulting her.
The woman told investigators she had been drinking with the man at his hotel room, lost consciousness and woke up the following morning while the man was assaulting her.
Police said narcotics were recovered during a search of the hotel room.
The suspect was arrested for suspicion of first-degree sexual assault and third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug.
Woman dies when car crashes into light pole in Makakilo
A 50-year-old Waipahu woman died last night after her car ran into a light pole in Makakilo.
Police said the woman's 1996 Toyota was mauka on Makakilo Drive near Palailai Street when it veered into the makai-bound lanes and continued mauka-bound for about 200 feet before smashing into the light post at about 10:06 p.m.
The woman, who was not wearing seat belts, had no visible injuries but was unresponsive when emergency workers arrived at the scene, police said.
She was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center-West where she died a short time later.
Police said they do not believe alcohol or speeding were factors in the crash.
There have been 47 traffic fatalities on O'ahu so far this year compared to 35 during the same period last year, police said.