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Posted at 11:20 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Man arrested in stolen check cashing spree

Advertiser Staff

A 21-year-old man was arrested in Makaha yesterday as a suspect in a stolen check cashing spree that netted about $30,000 over a three week period last month.

Police arrested the suspect's spouse on Jan. 23 and only recently identified the man arrested yesterday as an additional suspect in the case. He was located at a Lahilahi Street apartment and taken into custody for suspicion of four counts of second-degree forgery and four counts of second-degree theft.

Teen IDs suspect in stabbing incident

Police yesterday arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of stabbing a 16-year-old boy during a confrontation between two groups of young men at Hahaione Neighborhood Park in Hawai'i Kai last month.

The boy was treated and released from The Queen's Medical Center after being stabbed about 12:20 a.m. Jan. 20.

Police said the stabbing victim was able to identify the suspect via a photographic lineup.

Waipahu man tied to burglary, van theft

A 35-year-old Waipahu man was arrested for suspicion of multiple felony offenses after police stopped him in Waipahu yesterday morning while driving an allegedly stolen van that contained stolen items.

A police officer on routine patrol spotted the cargo van about 11:30 a.m. driving through an area where a burglary had been reported. The officer ran a check on the van's license plate and learned it had been issued to a 1991 vehicle instead of the much newer van the plate was affixed to. A further check showed the van had been reported stolen from a car dealer.

The officer stopped the van in the area fronting 94-032 Poailani Circle and learned the contents in the van matched the description of items reported taken during a burglary earlier in the day.

The van driver was then arrested for suspicion of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, fraudulent use of license plates and detaining stolen property.