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Posted at 12:37 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2006

Police Beat: Man with unregistered firearm arrested

Advertiser Staff

Police arrested a 62-year-old man last night in a Waikiki park for allegedly carrying an unregistered firearm, police said.

They said the man approached officers to complain about an unknown man chasing stray cats in the park.

While talking to the man, the officers noticed the butt of a revolver sticking out of his pants pocket, police said.

The officers took possession of the firearm and arrested the man on suspicion of carrying a firearm in public and for possessing an unregistered firearm.

The man chasing cats in the park was never found, police said.

Suspected burglar arrested at OCC

A 41-year-old man who allegedly burglarized a Manoa home in December was arrested yesterday at the O'ahu Community Correctional Center.

In December, a Manoa woman, 65, told police she had left her home locked, but returned to find someone had broken in and stolen numerous items from her house.

Police said an investigation linked the man to the Manoa incident and he was arrested yesterday on suspicion of first-degree burglary. Bail was set at $25,000.

Man upset with hotel bill uses knife to threaten desk workers

Police arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday after he allegedly threatened front desk workers at a Waikiki hotel with a kitchen knife.

A 36-year-old woman who works the hotel told police the man had a dispute about his hotel bill. She told police the irate man went to his room , returned with a kitchen knife and approached her and her coworkers at the reception desk.

She said the man held the knife near his chest.

Police arrived and arrested the man on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening as he was leaving the hotel.

Woman discovers burglar rummaging through her bedroom

Police arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly burglarized a Manoa woman in her home yesterday morning while she was brushing her teeth.

The woman, 20, told police she awoke around 4 a.m. and went into her bathroom to brush her teeth.

She told police that when she returned to her bedroom, she saw a burglar going through her purse. She said she yelled at the man, ran out of her house and called police after finding money missing from her purse. Police later stopped a man who matched the description. Police said the woman identified the man, who was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary.

Man hit in head with canoe paddle in domestic dispute

A 22-year-old Kane'ohe man was arrested yesterday for allegedly hitting a 35-year-old man in the head with a canoe paddle.

The victim told police he arrived at his house to find his girlfriend arguing with her brother's girlfriend. He said he was trying to separate the two women when his girlfriend's brother struck him in the head with the paddle.

All four people live in the same house, police said. They arrested the 22-year-old man on suspicion of second-degree assault. The 35-year-old man suffered lacerations to the back of his head.

Clerk suspected of credit card fraud arrested

Police reported a 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card at her workplace in Honolulu. The woman allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase items at the store where she works, police said. Store managers viewed video footage of the unauthorized transactions recorded by a surveillance camera, police said. The employee allegedly admitted her involvement with the credit cards to her manager, police said.