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Police & Fire

For Sunday, February 6, 2011

By Star-Advertiser staff


Halawa stabbing puts girl in hospital

Police and emergency crews responded to a report of a stabbing shortly before 5:30 p.m. yesterday at the Puuwai Momi housing complex in Halawa.

Multiple residents identified the victim as a teenage girl who resides at the complex with her family.

According to one resident, who asked not to be named, the stabbing occurred during an altercation between the victim and two other teenage girls that started near a trash-bin area in the middle of the complex and continued at various locations throughout the property. He said the victim was stabbed in the shoulder.

Dozens of residents ran alongside the girls or watched from their windows and landings as the fight continued, he said.

A 17-year-old girl was taken to an area hospital in serious condition with wounds that were not life-threatening, a spokeswoman for the city Department of Emergency Services said. Two other people were treated at the scene, the EMS spokeswoman said.

Police confirmed one arrest in the case.

Police radio chatter also described a suspect as a naked person running away from Building 20 of the complex to another part of the government housing project.

Puuwai Momi is across Kamehameha Highway from Pearl Harbor and across Salt Lake Boulevard from Aloha Stadium.

Cell phone leads to robbery suspect

A 34-year-old man charged Friday in connection with a robbery committed nearly a year ago has his abandoned cell phone to blame.

Lawren T. Jesus, of no local address, was being held on $40,000 bail.

A woman, 55, said she was working by herself in her Aiea office on March 17, 2010, when she left the room, returned, found the man, and found her wallet missing from her purse, police said.

When she confronted the suspect, he shoved her into a wall and fled, but in the commotion dropped his cell phone, police said. The phone was recovered and his identity discovered, police said.

He was located Friday, arrested and identified in a police lineup.

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