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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:07 a.m., Friday, February 10, 2006

Alleged check-cashing scheme thwarted

Advertiser Staff

A 33-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning for allegedly trying to cash a forged check at a Waipahu bank on Tuesday.

Police said the man presented a teller with a counterfeit, computer-generated check that he asked to cash.

Bank personnel became suspicious and contacted the account holder who denied issuing the check.

The man who tried to cash the check got nervous and left the bank before police arrived.

The same man yesterday went to the business where the account holder is employed and tried to obtain additional checks when other employees spotted him. They called police who arrested the man for suspicion of second-degree forgery and attempted second-degree theft.

At the time of his arrest, police reported finding the suspect in possession of a counterfeit Hawaii driver's license, leading to his arrest for suspicion of first-degree forgery.

Man arrested for sexual assault of girl, 7

A 42-year-old man was arrested yesterday as a suspect in sexual assault complaint filed on behalf of a 7-year-old girl.

Police said the girl reported being assaulted sometime between May 1 and Sept. 30 last year in Waipahu by a member of her babysitter's family.

No additional information was available about the case.

Woman arrested for car break-in at Pali lookout

A 30-year-old woman was arrested in Waimanalo yesterday afternoon after a witness reported seeing the woman break into and take items from a car parked at the Pali lookout.

The lookout historically has been a favorite spot for thieves to prey upon local residents and tourists alike despite warning signs urging people not to leave valuables in their cars.

The witness who called police reported seeing the woman forcibly enter the car and remove several items about 4:30 p.m. Patrol officers were sent to the area but the woman had left by the time they arrived.

An all-points-bulletin was broadcast by police dispatchers and the woman was located and arrested a short time later for suspicion of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, a felony.

Husband arrested for alleged kitchen-knife threat

A Punchbowl area man was arrested yesterday after getting into a physical confrontation with his wife and threatening to harm her.

Police were told that the husband came home intoxicated about 7:45 a.m. to the couple's Prospect Street home and began arguing with his wife.

At one point, the husband allegedly threw his wife against a wall, grabbed a kitchen knife, held it against her throat and threatened to kill her.

Police were called to the home and arrested the husband for suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening.

Man arrested in connection with alleged forged check

Police arrested a 20-year-old man yesterday after he allegedly tried to cash a forged check for $5,500 at a Kaimuki bank.

The man entered the bank about 12:30 p.m. and gave the check to a teller who discovered the account had only $50 in it. The teller called the account holder who said the check had been stolen and that she recognized the man trying to cash the check as her son's former college roommate.

The man who tried to cash the check was arrested for suspicion of second-degree forgery. He was later released without charges pending further investigation.

Mililani man arrested after alleged machete threat

Police arrested a 48-year-old Mililani man yesterday in connection with an incident late Wednesday night in which he allegedly threatened his 50-year-old wife.

Police said the couple had been arguing when the husband picked up a machete about 11:30 p.m. and threatened to harm his wife with it.

Police were called and arrested the husband for suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening.

Husband arrested after jaw-breaking fight

A 19-year-old Kane'ohe man was arrested yesterday in connection with a Dec. 27 altercation with his wife, who is also 19.

Police were told that the husband and wife got into a physical fight and that the husband struck the wife several times in the face.

It was later determined that her jaw had been broken in two places.

Man steals designer purse

Police are looking for a man who stole a designer purse at Macy's Department Store in Pearlridge Shopping Center.

On Saturday at 10 a.m., the man walked into Macy's and headed toward the Coach bag display, police said. The man then pulled plier-type cutter from his waistband and cut the safety cables that were around the bags, police said.

The man took one purse from the display and fled, police said.

Anyone with information about this person is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone. Free cellular calls are provided by Cingular, Nextel Hawaii, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless Hawaii.