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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:59 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 2006

Teen dies after fight with boyfriend

Advertiser Staff

Police opened a murder investigation last night after an 18-year-old woman died after getting into an alleged fistfight with her 20-year-old boyfriend in Waipahu.

Police were responding to an argument call near the corner of Farrington Highway and Aniani Place about 9:45 p.m. when they came upon the man and woman fighting.

Officers separated the two and were talking with them when the woman reported that she was having difficulty breathing. An ambulance was called and took her to Saint Francis-West Medical Center where she died a short time later.

The boyfriend was being held on suspicion of second-degree murder pending the outcome of an autopsy that was scheduled for this morning.

Alleged punching incident leads to arrest

A 34-year-old Liliha area man was arrested last night after he allegedly struck a man in the face.

Police said the man who was arrested was having a disagreement over money at about 6:20 p.m. with a 51-year-old man who was seated in a car.

Police were told that the younger man reached into the car and hit the older man, who then got out of his car to confront the younger man, who then punched him a second time.

Police arrested the younger man on suspicion of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, a felony, and third-degree assault, which is a misdemeanor.

Boyfriend blamed for finger fracture

A 45-year-old Kailua man was arrested yesterday in connection with a March 13 incident involving his 38-year-old girlfriend.

The girlfriend told police the two had been arguing when her boyfriend grabbed her hand and twisted it, causing pain.

The girlfriend said the next day a doctor determined that the middle finger on her left hand had been broken. Police were called to the couple's home at the time but the boyfriend could not be located.

Police responded to an argument call at the same home yesterday. The boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and abuse of a family or household member.

Police stop stolen car, unload stolen property

Police arrested a 36-year-old man about 4:20 p.m. yesterday after they saw him driving away from a home in Wai'anae where a burglary in progress had been reported.

Police determined the car the man was driving had been reported stolen from a 65-year-old man. The woman whose home was burglarized came to the area where the man was being detained and identified several items in the car, and some that were found on the man, as having been stolen from her home.

When police were searching through the car, they reported finding a loaded shotgun, additional ammunition, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The man was then arrested on suspicion of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, carrying a firearm in the car, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bank officials spot bogus traveler's checks

A 44-year-old Aliamanu woman was arrested yesterday after she allegedly tried to cash several counterfeit traveler's checks at a bank in the Salt Lake area

Police said the woman handed four checks to the teller who immediately notified a supervisor. Police said bank officials were suspicious because they had recently been alerted about a counterfeit scheme involving traveler's checks. Police were called to the bank and arrested the woman on suspicion of four counts of second-degree forgery.

Neighbor helps thwart possible burglary plans

Police arrested two men, ages 20 and 21, in Kailua early yesterday after responding to a call about a possible burglary in progress.

A neighbor to a car repair business on Kainehe Street called police just after midnight to say he saw a man on the roof of the business and another man on the ground apparently acting as a lookout.

Police arrived to find one of the men outside in front of the business. He was later arrested on suspicion of drug possession after police reported finding drugs in a truck that the man pointed to as his.

When police searched the property, the second man ran away. Police caught up with him after a brief foot chase.

Both of the men were arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary.