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Police and Fire

For Saturday, February 12, 2011

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services


Man held in knife threat

Police arrested a Kalihi man Thursday night after he allegedly wielded a knife during a church function at Keehi Lagoon Park.

Honolulu police said the man and his wife argued at the function just before 10 p.m.

The 28-year-old man allegedly threatened his 27-year-old wife with the knife and then threatened the 41-year-old pastor with the knife when he intervened, police said.

Police arrested the suspect and recovered the knife. No one was injured.


17 firefighters make captain

Seventeen Honolulu firefighters were promoted to the rank of captain Wednesday by Fire Chief Kenneth Silva.

They are Ethan Aea, Mark Cabral, Robert Cates III, Robert Hoopii Jr., Mark Kuwaye, Aaron Lenchanko, Kevin Lyons, Brett Mau, Albert McCollum, Peter Mendoza, Michael Nakano, Bradlee Okemura, Michael O'Sullivan, Christopher Powell, Timothy Rapoza, Corey L. Silva and Daniel Smith.


2 busted in robbery attempt

Two teenagers, one of them an adult, were arrested after they allegedly tried to rob another teenager Wednesday afternoon at Waipahu District Park.

The victim was approached by two young males who demanded his belongings, police said. When the juvenile victim refused, one male blocked his path while the other forcibly took his belongings, police said.

Both assailants fled. Police arrested two suspects, including a 19-year-old Waipahu man. He was being held pending a second-degree robbery charge. There is no other information on the other suspect, a juvenile.


Rider cited in bus dispute

Police arrested and cited a 48-year-old man who argued with a bus driver over an expired bus pass in Chinatown Thursday night.

Police said the man became irate and began yelling and poking the bus driver when the 45-year-old driver refused to accept the bus pass.

The driver called bus dispatch. Police arrested the rider at Pali Highway and Beretania Street at about 11:30 p.m.

He was released on $100 bail after being cited for harassment.

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