Posted at 11:53 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2006
Undercover officers bust would-be thief
Advertiser StaffUndercover police officers were in the right place and the right time in the Salt Lake area last night and arrested a 40-year-old woman who they spotted allegedly taking items from a car parked on Ala Loke Street.
Auto theft detectives and crime reduction unit officers said they were in position on Ala Loke Place near Ala Lilikoi Street when they saw what they described as a suspicious vehicle drive up and drop off the woman.
Police said the undercover officers watched as the woman began trying door handles of the vehicles parked along Ala Loke Place.
They said the woman found a vehicle that wasn't locked, went inside and started searching through it. Officers moved in to detain the woman while the vehicle's owner was contacted.
After learning the woman did not have permission to enter the vehicle, she was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, a felony. She was also arrested on two unrelated contempt of court warrants.
Boy, 15, arrested after using knife in robbery
A 15-year-old boy was arrested in Kalihi last night after he allegedly robbed a 23-year-old man about 10:40 p.m.
The man told police that the boy approached him on a sidewalk, brandished a knife and demanded cigarettes. The man told police that he yelled for help and ran.
Police said the boy chased after the man but was eventually subdued by witnesses who came to the man's aid.
Police arrested the boy on suspicion of first-degree robbery.
Two arrested for allegedly trying to rob man in Waikiki
A 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were arrested in Waikiki yesterday morning after they allegedly tried to rob a 20-year-old man.
The man who filed the complaint said he was walking home about 10:45 a.m. when he was accosted by the pair who demanded his money.
He said he told the would-be robbers that he didn't have any money and continued walking toward his apartment.
The man said that as he got closer to the apartment the other man stepped in front of him, demanded his wallet and reached in his pants pocket to grab the wallet.
The man told police he knocked the other man's hand out of the way at which point the other man began to assault him.
The man and boy ran away when a neighbor emerged from her nearby apartment, the man who filed the complaint said.
Police were called and the man and boy were arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery and trespassing.