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Police and Fire

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Shipyard worker dies from injuries

A mainland shipyard worker temporarily assigned to work at Pearl Harbor died Monday from injuries that followed a fall from an electric cart on Dec. 12, the Navy said.

Andrew McPherson was on a temporary-duty assignment at Pearl Harbor from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, officials said.

The Navy said McPherson suffered a serious head injury as a result of the fall from the low-speed vehicle. He had been hospitalized since being injured.

The Navy said an investigation is ongoing.

 

2 arrested in kidnapping, burglary

Police arrested two men in connection with a kidnapping, burglary and terroristic threatening case Monday in Palolo.

Two men forced their way into the home of a 22-year-old Palolo man Monday at 11:09 a.m., police said. The intruders searched his belongings and demanded a post office box key as the older of the two held the victim against a wall by his throat, police said.

The men threatened the victim with an ice pick, forced him into a car and drove him to the post office. Police said the older man escorted him to a counter, where the victim signed for an insured package. The assailants drove away with the package, leaving the victim at the post office.

A witness observed the kidnapping and called police with the license plate of the suspects' car. Two men, age 56 and 27, were arrested at 1:25 p.m. Monday.

 

Police seek men who assaulted teens

Police were looking for two men in a pickup truck who allegedly kidnapped three teenagers from a bus stop in Kalihi and beat them Monday night.

Police said the males, ages 16, 17 and 18, were at a bus stop when two men in their 20s drove up in a dark-colored pickup truck and threatened them with bodily harm unless they got into the truck bed.

Police said the teenagers were assaulted for two hours until they were able to escape and call police at about 10:50 p.m.






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