Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
42-year-old arrested at Makiki bank
Police arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of first-degree robbery of a Makiki bank yesterday afternoon.
Police said the man approached a customer service representative seated at her desk, sat down, then allegedly stabbed the desk with a knife and demanded money from the bank.
The customer service representative alerted a fellow employee and took cover behind her desk, police said.
The man pulled the knife out of the desk and demanded money from two other female bank employees.
Police arrested the man in the bank without incident.
22-year-old arrested for alleged assault
Police arrested a 22-year-old man after he allegedly attacked a police officer who was trying to get him to move out of the middle of the street Monday night.
Police at 11:34 p.m. were called to South King and Victoria streets, where they found the suspect in the middle of South King Street, crying and talking on a cell phone. When an officer attempted to get him out of the street, the suspect allegedly attacked him.
The officer was treated for injuries to his face and for a sprained knee. The suspect was arrested for investigation of assault against a law enforcement officer in the first degree.
Witnesses sought in Kahuku hit-and-run
Police are seeking witnesses who may have seen the hit-and-run accident Sunday night in which an 80-year-old Kahuku man was killed.
Police are looking for the driver of a dark-colored quad-cab pickup truck, possibly a Dodge Dakota, that struck the pedestrian about 7 p.m. Sunday in a crosswalk fronting Kahuku Sugar Mill.
The truck was seen making a U-turn at the scene and was heading toward the North Shore, police said.
A witness at the scene described the driver of the vehicle as a man in his 20s, 6 feet tall, weighing 220 pounds, with a husky build, short hair, brown eyes and brown complexion, wearing a tank top, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.
Police try to identify hit-and-run suspect
Big Island police want help identifying a suspect involved in a hit-and-run collision Monday morning.
Police said that about 5 a.m., Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a a pedestrian being struck on Kilauea Avenue, near Kapiolani School, in Hilo. Police said a 48-year-old Hilo woman was crossing Kilauea Avenue in the makai direction when she was struck by a vehicle that was traveling on Kilauea toward downtown Hilo.
Police said the woman was not in a crosswalk. She suffered multiple injuries and was transported to the Hilo Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition.
Detectives believe the vehicle may have a broken headlight and other front-end damage. Anyone with information about the driver or the car involved in the hit-and-run is asked to call officer Jason Grouns at 961-2213, the police non-emergency number at 935-3311 or CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.