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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:05 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Two arrested in apartment burglary

Advertiser Staff

Police arrested two men after they allegedly burglarized a downtown Honolulu apartment and tried to flee in a stolen car.

At 1:55 a.m. yesterday a 50-year-old man in the apartment complex noticed two men, ages 32 and 40, in a car that was moving slowly through the complex's parking lot. The older man jotted down the car's license plate number and watched as the two men approached his neighbor's apartment and broke in, police said. After several minutes, the men left the apartment carrying an undisclosed number of items.

The 50-year-old called police and responding patrol officers found one of the men standing next to the car. That man told police the other man was in a nearby restaurant, police said. The second man was found in a restaurant, sitting with a shopping bag full of items, police said. The 50-year-old man later identified the two men as the pair he saw entering his neighbor's apartment, police said. Police then contacted the neighbor, who arrived at the scene and identified his television, jewelry, and other items in the suspect' car.

Police ran a check on the vehicle and learned it was stolen, and both men were arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary.

Woman arrested for custodial interference

Police arrested a 29-year-old woman at a Leeward-area preschool yesterday after she allegedly failed to return her child to her boyfriend despite the fact a judge granted him custody.

The woman took her 4-year-old from her 26-year-old boyfriend on Dec. 4, police said. The boyfriend repeatedly tried to contact the woman but she stymied all attempts, police said.

Police yesterday learned where the woman had enrolled the child in preschool classes and the father was able to locate the child and regain custody. The woman was arrested on a single count of custodial interference, police said.