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Police and Fire

For Saturday, December 18, 2010

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

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Shooting in Anahola leaves man dead

A man died yesterday after being shot multiple times in Anahola, Kauai, police said.

The victim was taken in critical condition to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers arrested two men in Anahola in connection with the shooting, which happened just before 11 a.m. Charges are pending.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Detective James Miller of the Kauai Police Department at 241-1905, police dispatch at 241-1711 or CrimeStoppers at 241-1887.

 

Robbery suspect appears in court

A 47-year-old Pearl City man suspected of robbing four convenience stores on Oahu appeared in federal court yesterday to answer to charges of robbing a 7-Eleven in Kaimuki.

Joseph Mookini faces one count of interference with commerce by threats or violence in connection with the robbery of the 7-Eleven store at 3105 Waialae Ave. on Nov. 24.

Police say his crime spree began Nov. 7 when he robbed a 76 Station in Pearl City, then the Tesoro on Dillingham and the Island Mini Mart on Kapahulu on Dec. 3.

The case was investigated by the Honolulu Violent Incident Task Force, comprising the Honolulu Police Department, FBI, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF Resident Agent-in-Charge Jordan Lowe said the other three robberies are still being investigated.

 

Head injury killed Big Island victim

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office said yesterday that the victim in a Big Island murder investigation died of a brain injury caused by blunt force injury to the head.

Joy Macres, 28, was transferred Sunday from the Big Island to the Queen's Medical Center on Oahu, where she died a day later.

Big Island police Lt. Gerald Wike said police are still trying to determine the cause of the head injury.

"We're still following up as far as reviewing the evidence that was recovered as well as statements that were made by family members and neighbors," he said.

 

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

Puna suspect discovered in Oahu prison

Big Island police located a 26-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in a burglary investigation.

It turned out the suspect had been behind bars on a different island.

Hawaii County police issued a Crime Stoppers news release Monday asking for the public's help in finding Manuel Subica, who was also wanted on four bench warrants.

Police said they found Subica on Thursday at the Halawa Community Correctional Facility on Oahu.





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