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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:19 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Alleged $3 food theft ends in felony arrest

Advertiser Staff

A 31-year-old Wai'anae man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly stole $3 worth of food from a Wai'anae store.

Police said a store loss prevention officer was assaulted by the man when he tried to stop him from leaving the store about 1:15 p.m.

Police were called and arrested the man on suspicion of second-degree robbery, a felony offense. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of a felony instead of misdemeanor or petty misdemeanor theft because he used physical force to try to overpower the loss prevention officer, police said.

Man, 59, arrested for alleged sexual assault of 5-year-old girl

A 59-year-old Honolulu man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of first- and third-degree sexual assault.

A 5-year-old girl reported being assault by the man, who is described as a family member, sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

Police find drugs on man arrested for alleged theft

A 43-year-old man with no local address was arrested yesterday after he allegedly was spotted walking out of the Ala Moana Macy's store with several items he had not paid for. A store security guard told police he watched the man leave the store without paying.

Police arrived and arrested the man on suspicion of second-degree theft.

While the man was being booked at police headquarters, police reported finding drugs and drug paraphernalia in his possession. He was then arrested two more times on suspicion of drug offenses.

Mother arrested for custodial interference

A 42-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of two counts of custodial interference yesterday after police found her two children, who are in custody of state authorities, at her home.

Police said the children, whose ages were not disclosed, had been taken away from the woman by Child Protective Services and turned over to the state Department of Human Services.

The mother picked up the children at their school in Waikiki yesterday, police said. Officers went to the woman's home where they found the two children and then returned them to Child Protective Services.

Man, 39, arrested on suspicion of sexual assaulting two teens

A 39-year-old Wahiawa man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault stemming, in part, from a Feb. 19 incident.

Police said the man is accused of fondling two girls, ages 16 and 17. Police said the suspect is the boyfriend of the 17-year-old girl's mother.

On Feb. 19, the suspect was asked to pick up the 16-year-old girl, who is a friend of the 17-year-old girl, in Honolulu. Police said while the suspect drove the girl to Kane'ohe he began touching her inappropriately and talking about having sex with her. The girl reported the incident to police the following day.

During the course of their investigation, police talked to the 17-year-old girl who claimed the same man had touched her inappropriately earlier in February. The suspect turned himself in yesterday at police headquarters and was arrested.

Traffic ticket stop leads to arrests for stolen moped, drug offenses

A 28-year-old man who was stopped while operating a moped early yesterday morning at the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Pi'ikoi Street for a minor traffic violation now faces larger problems.

A patrol officer stopped the moped rider about 3:40 a.m. and was preparing to write a traffic ticket when the rider couldn't produce any identification. The officer then noticed the moped's ignition had been "punched," and ran a registration check.

The officer learned a 27-year-old woman had reported the moped as stolen. The man was then arrested for suspicion of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. When searched following his arrest, police reported finding drugs in the moped rider's possession, leading to two additional arrests.