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Sailor from USS Carl Vinson allegedly terrorized Waikiki residents

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 07:39 a.m. HST, May 16, 2012

Security guards from a neighboring building helped subdue and capture a 20-year-old sailor, from the visiting aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, who allegedly broke into an occupied apartment in Waikiki overnight and assaulted one of the residents, police said.

The 20-year-old man broke into the louvered window of an apartment near Paokalani and Kuhio avenues at about 12:16 a.m. and when residents in the apartment approached him, the suspect became aggressive, police said. The residents, a 30-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, retreated back into the apartment. But the suspect broke in and assaulted one of the residents, police said.

Security guards from a neighboring building heard the commotion and came to the aid of the apartment dwellers, detaining the suspect until police arrived and arrested him.

The man matched the description of an earlier criminal property damage case and the victims in that case came to the apartment building and identified the suspect, who was in custody for investigation of burglary, criminal property damage and assault.

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