Posted at 1:46 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2005
Assault results from cigarette dispute
Advertiser StaffA 22-year-old man was arrested in Makiki yesterday morning following a dispute over an attempt to buy cigarettes.
Police said a 27-year-old woman working at Makiki Village Market asked the man for his identification.
The man produced an expired driver's license at which point the clerk refused to sell him the cigarettes, police said.
The customer then grabbed the cigarettes from the counter but was restrained by the clerk who locked the man in the store until police arrived.
The man was arrested initially on suspicion of second-degree robbery but was booked later for the reduced offense of third-degree assault.
Police arrested a 20-year-old Hawai'i Kai man about 9:30 a.m. Saturday after they discovered him during their checks of area public parks sleeping on top of a table with what appeared to be other people's property scattered next to him.
Among the items police found were two credit cards belonging to Hawai'i Kai residents, one of them a 46-year-old woman and the other a 70-year-old man.
The sleeping man was awakened and arrested for suspicion of credit card theft.
Woman robbed inside car
Police are investigating a case in which a 51-year-old Honolulu woman said she was robbed by an unknown person or persons early yesterday morning at the corner of Kapi'olani Boulevard and Pensacola Street.
The woman said she was sleeping in her car with the driver's window open about 12:50 a.m. when someone approached, smashed her in the face with a rock and stole her purse.
The victim was taken to The Queen's Medical Center and was listed in good condition upon her arrival, police said.
No suspects had been identified in the case as of this morning.
Bar fight arrests made
Police arrested three men ages 19, 20 and 24 as suspects in a beating that took place outside an Ualena Street bar about 2 a.m. yesterday morning.
The beating victim, 43, told police he got into an argument with the men outside the bar and that they knocked him to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked him.
Police were called to the scene and arrested the three men, who were identified by the beating victim. Police said emergency medical workers told them the victim probably had several broken ribs and a broken collarbone. He was taken to Kuakini Hospital where he refused treatment and left under his own power, police said.
The three men were arrested for suspicion of second-degree assault.
Voice mails lead to arrest
A 44-year-old Kailua man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly left more than 20 voice-mail messages on his former girlfriend's cellular telephone Friday and Saturday threatening to harm her.
The former girlfriend reported the incident at Kailua police station.
Police identified the man, located him and arrested him for suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening.
Man arrested in sexual assault
Police arrested a 21-year-old Waipahu man yesterday after a 18-year-old woman told them the man sexually assaulted her about 8 p.m. Saturday.
Police said the woman is an acquaintance of the man, who was arrested for suspicion of first-degree sexual assault.
Wife reports sexual assault
Police arrested a 47-year-old Waikiki man yesterday after his wife reported that he tried to force her into having sex with her and then punched her in the face when she refused.
The wife told police the incident happened on Thursday but that she waited until Saturday to report it. The husband was arrested for suspicion of attempted first-degree sexual assault.