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Police investigating another stabbing in Keeaumoku area

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:44 a.m. HST, May 4, 2013

Honolulu police are investigating a stabbing at the Like Like Drive-In on Keeaumoku Street this morning, the latest in a string of early morning violent incidents in the Keeaumoku Street area over the past several weeks.

Paramedics took a 26-year-old man to the hospital with stab wounds at about 3:30 a.m., the Emergency Medical Services Division reported.

This is the fourth stabbing in the area since the beginning of March.

Police arrested a 21-year-old Kalihi man and charged him with assault after he allegedly stabbed a 22-year-old man during a brawl involving about 20 people. Police said the fight happened on March 31, just after 7 a.m. on Sheridan Street in back of the Keeaumoku McDonald’s. The suspect, Richard A. Lam, is also charged with promoting a dangerous drug.

Police are still looking for suspects in a March 15 fight in which two men were stabbed in front of the Kee­au­moku McDonald's following a fight involving two groups of young people.

On March 3, police arrested an Ewa Beach man in a baseball bat assault and stabbing on Makaloa Street near the Walgreens on Keeaumoku Street, at about 5:30 a.m.

But police released the 20-year-old suspect after the victims declined to press charges.

In response to community concerns over recent violent incidents, Honolulu police last month visited several businesses in the Keeaumoku area that sell liquor, police said on their website.

Police said officers discussed with workers the importance of calling police when a problem arises.

Police are also considering whether police presence in the area should be increased at certain times.

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