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Suspects charged in tented-house burglary

Two men appeared in Honolulu District Court on Friday for allegedly trying to burglarize a Lusitana Street home that was tented for fumigation.

Joshua Yoshimura, 25, and James Malgana, 21, were both charged Thursday with first-degree burglary and were held Friday night at Oahu Correctional Community Center in lieu of bail.

Officers found Malgana leaving with property from the house at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, police said. His companion, Yoshimura, allegedly refused commands to leave the tented house but was later found hiding in a bedroom.

Nephew allegedly chases uncle with knife

Police arrested a 27-year-old man who allegedly threatened his uncle late Thursday with a knife in Chinatown.

Police said the two men were drinking and got into an argument. The nephew pulled out a large knife and threatened the older man, 32, police said. The uncle ran to the Chinatown police substation and reported the incident.

The uncle returned to the scene, and arriving patrol officers saw him being chased by a man with a knife, police said. The suspect was arrested at North King and Kekaulike streets, and the knife was recovered, police said.


Kauai police warn about residential alarm salesmen

The Kauai Police Department issued an alert to residents about people going door to door selling alarm systems.

“We have received numerous complaints from the public regarding alarm companies that have been selling residential alarm systems, and in some instances have said that KPD promotes its service,” Kauai Police Chief Darryl Perry said in a news release. “We would like the public to be clear that KPD has no affiliation with any alarm company, nor do we endorse any particular alarm products and/or services.”

Police said residents should ask to see identification before letting anyone inside their home, and to be wary of high-pressure sales tactics.

Information resources include the Better Business Bureau ( and the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (

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