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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:24 a.m., Friday, April 7, 2006

Suspect turns himself in for scamming

Advertiser Staff

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft yesterday after he turned himself in to police and told them about a scam he had been operating with a former cashier at the Iwilei Home Depot store.

The man said he would pose as a customer and would go through the checkout lane where the woman was tending the cash register.

The cashier would facilitate the man's thefts from the store, police said.

The man who turned himself in was charged with the lesser offense of third-degree left and was released from custody yesterday on his own recognizance.

Intoxicated man reaches into car, punches driver

Police arrested a 25-year-old man in Kane'ohe last night after he allegedly wandered around his neighborhood while "extremely intoxicated" and punched a 22-year-old man, who was sitting in his own car, for no apparent reason, police said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, which is a felony offense.

Woman arrested for theft, fraudulent use of credit card

Police yesterday arrested a 29-year-old woman who works at a supermarket in Pearl City after store managers told police the woman used a customer's credit card to buy things for her own use.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of second-degree identification theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Police investigating suspected motorcycle 'chop shop'

Police are investigating what they believe was a motorcycle "chop shop" being operated by a 45-year-old man who rents a home on Keolu Drive in Kailua with a 34-year-old woman.

Police responded to a domestic violence call at the home on Wednesday, saw a number of motorcycles in various stages of disassembly and noticed that a motorcycle found in the man's room had its vehicle identification and serial numbers defaced.

The Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division and Auto Theft Detail were notified and obtained a search warrant to the house, where the man ostensibly was operating a motorcycle repair facility.

Approximately 15 motorcycles were identified on the premises. Police are continuing the investigation by trying to reach the registered owners of the various motorcycles.