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Suspect arrested in attempted drowning

Police arrested a 40-year-old man accused of trying to drown a woman after allegedly drowning her dog in a bathroom in Kailua.

Sometime between 8:15 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday, the suspect allegedly drowned a 42-year-old woman’s dog in a bathtub, police said. An argument ensued between the suspect and the woman, described by police as the suspect’s “intimate partner.”

Police said he attempted to drown her in the bathtub and threatened several witnesses who live in the same residence.

Officers arrested the suspect that night on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree cruelty to animals and first-degree terroristic threatening. Police contacted the Hawaiian Humane Society, which sent workers to recover the dog.

Argument leads to gunfire on Big Island

A Hawaii island man has been charged in a case in which shots were fired in North Hilo.

Aljune Soria, 47, was charged with first-degree reckless endangering, first-degree terroristic threatening and a firearm offense.

Police responded Saturday to reports of shots fired in the area of Highway 19 near the 24-mile marker. The victim told police that Soria shot at him several times after an argument, but he wasn’t hit.

Soria’s bail was set at $9,000.

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