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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:31 a.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Police Beat: Bank officials help snag suspect in forgeries

Advertiser Staff

When a 24-year-old woman yesterday attempted to cash an alleged third bogus check, employees of a Kalihi bank were waiting.

Police said the woman, who is a suspect in two check-forging incidents that occurred last week, walked into the bank and tried to cash a third check while apparently unaware that bank officials had faxed notices about her suspected transactions to all of its branches.

Police were then called to the Kalihi bank. They identified the woman as the likely check forger in the two earlier cases and arrested her in connection with those cases as well as yesterday's attempted transaction.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of three counts of second-degree forgery.

Man charged with kidnapping and sexual assault of girl, 14

Police yesterday arrested an 18-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at his family's Honolulu home in December.

Police were told that the man forced the girl to perform sexual acts on at least two occasions during December. During one of the alleged assaults, the suspect locked himself and the girl in the home's bathroom and sexually assaulted her.

They charged the man yesterday with kidnapping and two counts of second-degree sexual assault. Bail for the man who has no permanent residence was set at $75,000.

Man arrested in alleged sexual assault of girl, 11

Police arrested a 21-year-old man early yesterday morning after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 11-year-old girl at her family's home.

Police were told that the girl's older sister let the man into the family's apartment at the Mayor Wright housing complex. He reportedly entered the girl's room about 1 a.m.

Police were told the man had removed his clothing and the girl's and was assaulting her when he was confronted by another family member. He then reportedly fled, leaving his clothes behind.

Police were called, located the man nearby and arrested him on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault.

Boyfriend arrested in tie to sexual assault report

A 19-year-old Pawa'a area man was arrested yesterday in connection with a May 15 incident in which his 17-year-old girlfriend reported being physically and sexually assaulted.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault, kidnapping and abuse of a family or household member.