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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:02 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2006

Man tackles suspected would-be thief

Advertiser Staff

A 41-year-old 'Ewa Beach man was caught last night while allegedly in the process of stealing a motorcycle owned by a 33-year-old Mililani man.

Police said one of the owner's family members saw the suspect trying to remove the motorcycle from a trailer in front of the owner's home and told him what was happening. The owner tackled the suspected would-be thief and held him until police arrived about 8:45 p.m. to arrest him for suspicion of second-degree theft.

Man allegedly strikes co-worker with garbage can

Police arrested a 34-year-old Mo'ili'ili man Saturday night as a suspect in the beating of a 41-year-old co-worker.

Police were told that the two men were arguing when the older man was hit in the head with a trash can, causing him to pass out for about four minutes.

The alleged attacker was arrested for suspicion of third-degree assault. The older man was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Backhoe back in yard, Waipahu man arrested

A 47-year-old Waipahu man was arrested yesterday afternoon as he allegedly tried to drive a backhoe away from a construction company storage yard in Halawa.

Police said company employees saw the man trying to make off with the backhoe about 5:40 p.m. and managed to stop the backhoe and detain the driver until police arrived to arrest him for suspicion of first-degree theft.

Waimanalo man arrested in alleged knife threat

A 37-year-old Waimanalo man was arrested last night after he allegedly threatened a 37-year-old woman companion with a knife and assaulted her.

Police arrested the man about 6:40 p.m. for suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening and abuse of a family or household member.

The victim was treated for various minor injuries at an area hospital and released.

Waikiki scuffle leaves 80-year-old man injured on sidewalk

A 25-year-old man was arrested about 3 p.m. Saturday in Waikiki after he allegedly stole a cane from an 80-year-old man.

Police said the suspect and victim got into an argument and when the victim began to walk away the suspect struggled with him over the cane.

During the struggle, the victim fell to the sidewalk and hit his head, police said, at which point the suspect ran off with the cane, police said.

They said several off-duty military personnel were in the area, saw what happened, chased after the younger man, caught up with him and detained him until police arrived.

The suspected thief was arrested for investigation of second-degree robbery and the cane was recovered.

The victim was taken to The Queen's Medical Center and was reported in stable condition upon his arrival.

Kailua man arrested in alleged bat threat

A 28-year-old Kailua man was arrested yesterday for allegedly threatening to harm his 24-year-old wife with a baseball bat at about 1 p.m. and assaulting her in a separate incident on Friday.

Police were called to the couple's Kailua Road home in response to the threatening incident yesterday and while there, observed injuries to the woman who said she was beaten on Friday.

Police then arrested the husband for suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of abuse of a family or household member.

Waikiki man arrested in alleged parked-car robbery

A 30-year-old Waikiki man was arrested Saturday as a suspect the 2:10 p.m. robbery of a 54 -year-old man in Waikiki.

Police said the robbery victim was seated in a parked car when a man opened the passenger-side door, and demanded his wallet and cell phone.

The robber reached into the car and grabbed the man while taking his property and then ran away.

Police later found the suspected in Waikiki and arrested him for suspicion of second-degree robbery and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.