For Sunday, August 1, 2010
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 1:31 a.m. HST, Aug 1, 2010
Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a suspect in the robbery of an American Savings Bank in Manoa on Friday.
The man, in his 40s, is described as 6 feet 2 inches and weighing about 180 to 200 pounds.
Police said the bank at 2855 E. Manoa Road was robbed about 5:51 p.m. Friday, when a man approached a teller and said he needed money for "his family's ransom," police said.
The man was wearing a blue aloha shirt, gray pants and a black baseball cap. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.
A boy playing with fireworks accidentally ignited a blaze at a Mililani home on Friday night, firefighters said.
The fire caused about $150,000 in damage to the two-story home and its contents, and displaced a family of four.
The fire started about 6:32 p.m.
The boy, whose age was not released, and a woman were at home when the blaze started.
The fire started in a second-floor bedroom of the house, located at 95-102 Imina Place.
No one was injured in the blaze.
The Red Cross was assisting the family.
A 27-year-old Waipahu woman allegedly assaulted a police officer outside of Chez Sports Bar and Grill in Aiea early yesterday morning.
The woman was arrested at 4:10 a.m. after she allegedly beat an officer who was attempting to break up a scuffle outside the Aiea nightclub.
The female officer was treated for minor injuries at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi and released this morning.
Maui firefighters were battling a brush fire yesterday that had burned about 140 acres.
The fire, reported about 10:20 a.m., was about a mile away from Mokulele Highway in Kahului and was not affecting traffic, according to a Maui County news release.
No injuries were reported, and there were no reports of any damage to structures. The cause is unknown.
WAILUKU » A bail hearing is set for Tuesday for a Maui man charged with second-degree murder.
Circuit Judge Shackley Raffetto said Thursday that until then, bail for suspect Robert Chiarizia will remain at $1 million.
The 40-year-old Chiarizia has pleaded not guilty to murder and a charge of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is accused of fatally shooting 45-year-old Alan Alika Vegas of Kaupo last October.
Chiarizia eluded police for nine months before being captured Monday at a campsite in heavy brush. Police say he had been living in a shelter made of branches and leaves.
An 18-year-old Kapaa woman suffered serious injuries in a one-car crash in Wailua, Kauai, Thursday night and was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.
Another passenger, a 17-year-old male juvenile, sustained minor abrasions and declined medical treatment.
The 19-year-old male driver from Kilauea was treated at Wilcox Hospital and released.
Police said the driver and his passengers were westbound in a black Acura about 10:40 p.m. on Olohena Road a half-mile east of Mile Marker 2. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, climbed an embankment and crashed into some trees.