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Police seek witnesses in assault case

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man who allegedly pushed a woman off her bike and attempted to sexually assault her early Thursday morning near Makiki District Park.

Police said the victim was riding her bicycle at 3 a.m. to a friend’s house and stopped on Wilder Avenue near Kee­au­moku Street. A man in his 20s pushed her off the bicycle and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim fended off her attacker, who fled on foot on Kee­au­moku Street.

Police said the suspect is 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 170 to 180 pounds and has wavy brown, shoulder-length hair.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on cellphones.

Gasoline thieves prey on parked cars

Honolulu police are warning the public about a recent rash of gasoline theft from vehicles.

Police said there were nine reported cases since May, most occurring at night, from Halawa Valley to East Oahu.

The thieves commonly target parked vehicles with plastic tanks, mostly sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.

A CrimeStoppers bulletin issued today says the plastic tanks are easier to drill into and have "less chance of a catastrophic spark."

However, siphoning is still the most common way of stealing gas.

To avoid becoming a victim of gasoline theft, police recommend the following: 

Park in a garage or well-lit area, not on the street.

Install a motion-detecting light on your garage or house.

Call police if you see suspicious activity.

Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Suspect held in attack with beer pitcher

A 26-year-old Wahiawa man is in custody after he allegedly hit a man on the forehead with a beer pitcher Thursday night in Chinatown.

Police said the 24-year-old victim was taking a break from working on a sidewalk when the suspect hit him for no apparent reason. The 24-year-old man reported minor cuts to his head. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault.

Man arrested in threats to girlfriend

Police arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday who allegedly threatened to kill his 40-year-old ex-girlfriend.

Police said the man allegedly threatened her on three separate occasions, forcibly broke into her Wai­anae home and hit her while she was seated in her vehicle. The incidents occurred May 26, 27 and 29.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of first-degree burglary, kidnapping, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

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