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A 36-year-old woman is in police custody in connection with a stabbing and fire Wednesday in a Kalihi apartment.

Officers arrested the woman at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday on Pio Place, near the scene of the stabbing at 1531 Kamehameha IV Road, on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder, arson and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Paramedics took a 57-year-old woman to a hospital in serious condition following the stabbing at 9:45 p.m., Emergency Medical Services reported.

Police said the two women know each other. A 48-year-old man received minor wounds during the fight, police said.

Smoke was coming from the unit when firefighters responded to a report of a blaze and an assault, the Fire Department said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Man’s bail set at $250,000 in Oneula Beach Park shooting

A 67-year-old man was charged Wednesday in the shooting of a 52-year-old man at Oneula Beach Park in Ewa Beach.

Prosecutors charged Richard Gallarde, who has no local address, with second-degree attempted murder and a firearms offense. His bail was set at $250,000.


Police suspect arson on Big Isle

Hawaii island police suspect burglary and arson after a fire caused $20,000 in property damage to Verna’s Too Drive Inn in Mountain View.

Puna police said they responded to a 2:15 a.m. call Thursday about a fire at the restaurant off Highway 11, and found the front door open and extinguished a small fire burning inside. The fire was determined to be suspicious, and the owner of Verna’s said items were missing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hawaii County Police Department’s non-emergency phone at 935-3311. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime­Stoppers at 961-8300.

Man charged with 20 offenses

A Captain Cook man was charged Thursday with 20 offenses following an argument Tuesday between a man and a woman involving a handgun in a Kona parking lot.

Duane K. Grace was charged with one count each of kidnapping, robbery, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, violating parole, promoting a harmful drug and promoting a detrimental drug, four counts of promoting a dangerous drug, four counts of drug paraphernalia and six weapons offenses. His bail was set at $383,000.

Grace was being held in the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday.

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