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Police & Fire

For Monday, October 11, 2010

By Star-Advertiser staff


Public again asked for tips in robbery

Big Island police are renewing a request for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a gas station robbery last month in Hilo.

The man, armed with a knife, entered the 76 gas station at Ainako Avenue and Kaumana Drive at about 7:45 p.m. Sept. 25, police said.

He demanded money, then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, possibly in a white pickup. The victim was not injured.

Police previously requested information about possible witnesses in a dark Scion with custom rims. The Scion has since been located, police said.

Police ask that anyone who might know the man in the surveillance photo call officers Donovan Kohara or Clive Okino at the department's nonemergency line, 935-3311. Anonymous tips can be made by calling CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

Bottle attack brings boyfriend's arrest

A 28-year-old man allegedly hit his 33-year-old girlfriend with a bottle during an argument and was arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree assault, police said.

The assault allegedly occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the boyfriend's home in Waikiki, where he was arrested. The woman suffered "substantial bodily injury" and was treated at a hospital and released.

The boyfriend also was arrested for on an outstanding criminal contempt warrant, police said.

Man held in sex assault of girl, 14

A 29-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault after he allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old girl at a Kaneohe-area school, police said.

Shaun Edward Fleetwood, who does not have a local address, allegedly assaulted the girl at about 5 p.m. Oct. 3. He was arrested Friday. His bail was set at $75,000.

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