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Police: Waianae woman leaves behind drugs while shoplifting

A 56-year-old Waianae woman took items from an Ala Moana area store last month, and instead of paying for her items she left behind a bag of narcotics, police said.

Cathie Avilla was arrested at Queens Street address Tuesday and charged a day later with third-degree theft and four drug violations. She also is being held on a $800 contempt warrant.

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      • It’s Lennay Kekua “fishing” the commentary board of SA again as usual. If you fall for his foil he might just make you famous as his once accomplice Manti Te’o. If not, the equivalent of such. The best thing to do is ignore his trolling as he does not contribute anything to the conversation but to belittle the communities here in Hawaii and at the same time continue to live in this “scary” place we call our island home. It’s obvious that his purpose is to upset the readership. His hateful and often patently false comments are simply a way to get a response like yours and even mine. Yes, it is very childish but for some it’s the only form entertainment in their miserable lives.

        • Absolutely. I don’t know why people continue to even respond to the old bag.

        • “Old Bag” is a female reference. Do you not yet know that Allie is a male? He has been called out on several occasions with the most recent – posts from 2008 where he claims to be a UH student contradicting a post the other week. Today he references phony stats that dragoninwater has disproven below. As his posts draw a lot of attention I would not be surprised to discover that he is supported by the SA. After all, their sales team promotes high click rates to advertisers on a regular bases. The funny thing is – I bet that the Hottie of the Week page draws more clicks than the phony Allie male character….

    • You’re so naive. There’s good and bad in every community. Believe it or not, there are bad elements in Hawaii Kai as well as good elements in Waianae. For someone who claims to be educated, many of your comment sound pretty dumb.

    • You’re so naive. There’s good and bad in every community. Believe it or not, there are bad elements in Hawaii Kai as well as good elements in Waianae. For someone who claims to be educated, many of your comment are very uneducated.

      • agree. But yes, the stereotypes are earned. Please check the crime stats hon. Best not to fake like you don’t know and don’t want to know. Many in Waianae would tell you the same.

      • I agree ” There’s good and bad in every community”. However, the general thought is that the Waianae area is a place where there is more poverty and along with it more violent crimes.

        An article about Hawaii several years ago said:

        Waianae has some of the nicest beaches on the island. The water tends to be calm and warm, and the snorkeling here can be great. But, Waianae is an area to avoid in Honolulu, especially if you are a tourist.

        In the 1970s, violent crime against tourists was rampant here. While violent crimes are unheard of these days, car break-ins and robberies are common. The beaches in Waianae are dangerous places, routinely watched by thieves just waiting to break into cars for anything they can steal

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