Posted at 1:57 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2005
Police Beat: Man charged in Manoa sexual assault
Advertiser StaffA 24-year-old Kane'ohe man was charged early Saturday morning in connection with the sexual assault on Wednesday of a 38-year-old woman in Manoa.
Shannon Kalahiki, of a Puohala Street address, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, kidnapping and first-degree robbery.
The woman told police she was sitting in her car about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday when the man forced his way in, pulled a knife and made her drive to a secluded area where he assaulted her.
She said he then made her drive to a nearby bank, withdraw money and turn it over to him. She said the man ran away after she handed over the money.
Police set bail for Kalahiki at $75,000.
Man deliberately rams truck into tree
Police have opened an attempted murder case against a 29-year-old man who allegedly told police he deliberately drove his truck into a tree along Ala Wai Boulevard early Sunday morning following an argument with his 19-year-old girlfriend.
Police said the man's truck was estimated to be traveling in excess of 55 mph when it slammed into a tree near Kalakaua Avenue.
The woman was taken to Tripler Army Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver was arrested for suspicion of attempted murder after he told police at the scene what his intentions were.
House damaged in fire
A fire early this morning damaged portions of a home near the top of Wai'alae Iki, but there were no injuries.
The two-alarm blaze at 1925 Laukahi St. was reported about 3 a.m. Eight fire units responded.
"When the fire crews got there they found portions of the split-level home fully involved," said Kenison Tejada, a Fire Department spokesman. "The fire was pretty much contained to a family room and kitchen area."
He said a woman was home, but got out safely with the help of police officers.
"We understand she refused treatment offered by EMS (city Emergency Medical Services technicians) and left the scene with family members," Tejada said.
A damage estimate and cause of the fire were not immediately available.