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Woman dies in apparent drowning

A woman apparently drowned last night in Waikiki.

Police said an anonymous person called at 6:42 p.m. and reported people doing CPR on a woman at the beach near the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.

The woman died at a hospital less than a half-hour later, police said.

Victim identified in fatal accident

The elderly woman who died after she was hit by a car in a crosswalk in Nuuanu on Friday morning has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Fung Ha Chen, 82.

Police said a 50-year-old Kapolei woman was driving a Honda Accord mauka when it hit Chen on Nuuanu Avenue at Kauila Street at 5:49 a.m.

The pedestrian was in the crosswalk at the time, police said.

Paramedics took Chen to the Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition, and she died at 11:52 a.m.

She was the 51st person to die from a traffic collision on Oahu’s roadways this year, compared with 47 at this time last year.

Uncle turns in nephew after theft

A man who recognized a suspect in a Waipahu theft as his nephew turned him in yesterday afternoon.

Police said a woman, 52, was walking in the parking lot of a Farrington Highway business when someone approached her from behind, grabbed her purse and fled on foot.

The incident was caught on the surveillance system of a nearby establishment, police said.

When an employee of the establishment recognized the suspect as his nephew, he took police to the suspect’s house on Awanei Street, where the suspect, 19, was arrested.

Man arrested after making escape

A 21-year-old Kaimuki man was being held pending possible escape charges after he fled from police custody early yesterday while being treated at a Honolulu hospital.

The man had been picked up by police on a petty misdemeanor criminal property damage case. But while being treated while under police custody, he fled the hospital. He was located later in Waikiki and arrested. Second-degree escape is a Class C felony.


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