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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:21 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2006

Couple assault car-theft suspect

Advertiser Staff

A husband and wife who live on the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station were arrested yesterday for allegedly terrorizing and assaulting a 23-year-old man whom they believe stole their car.

Police said the couple confronted a neighbor and that the husband, 44, repeatedly threatened the man with a golf club.

When the suspected car thief tried to run away, the wife, 44, threw a metal pipe at him, hitting the man in the back causing a minor injury, police said.

Police were called and arrested the couple for first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree assault.

Running on empty leads to stolen-car arrest

A 26-year-old woman was arrested yesterday for suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle after the car she was driving stalled on the H-1 Freeway's Waipahu exit ramp.

Police said a solo bike officer noticed the car, which was pulled off on the shoulder lane with its emergency flashers on, at about 6 a.m. and stopped to see what was wrong.

The lone female driver told the officer she had run out of gas, police said.

The officer did a routine check on the car's registration and learned from police dispatchers that a used car dealer had reported it stolen. The officer then arrested the driver without incident.

Would-be moped thieves arrested, released

Two boys, ages 15 and 17, were arrested on the University of Hawai'i-Manoa campus last night after campus security officers reported seeing the pair trying to steal mopeds parked along East West Center Road.

Police said the pair was spotted about 8:10 p.m. in a moped parking area. One of the suspects was taken into custody at the scene while the other was located a short time later in Kalihi.

The two boys were arrested for suspicion of second-degree theft and were released without charges pending further investigation.

Suspected car thief arrested driving second stolen car

A 21-year-old man suspected of stealing a car in Kaka'ako on New Year's Day was arrested in Wai'anae yesterday while allegedly driving a second stolen car, police said.

They said the suspected car thief was identified following an investigation into the Jan. 1 auto theft. Police spotted the man on Tuesday driving a second car that had been reported stolen and began to pursue him. The pursuit was cancelled, however, after the car-theft suspect began diving hazardously, police said.

Information about the suspect's location was received yesterday and he was arrested at a home in Ma'ili for two counts of suspicion of operating a stolen vehicle.

Man arrested for using 71-year-old woman's credit card

A 34-year-old man with no local address was arrested yesterday for allegedly making unauthorized charges last month to a credit card belonging to a 71-year-old woman.

Police said the credit card holder noticed a number of unauthorized charges had been made to her card on Dec. 17 and asked her adult son about it.

The son told police he let a friend borrow a car and forgot his mother's credit card was in it. The credit card holder told police she confronted her son's friend about the charges and that he admitted to using the card without authorization.

The suspect was arrested at a Portlock Road address in Hawai'i Kai yesterday for suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card.