Roadwork takes back-to-school break
The weekly "Roadwork" map will return next Saturday. Scheduled work on major Oahu roadways has been postponed through Sept. 4 to lessen traffic problems during the state's "Beat the School Jam" campaign.
More than 58,000 college, private and public school students began classes this week.
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Suspect in disguise robs Pearlridge bank
A man wearing a disguise robbed a Pearlridge credit union yesterday.
Police said the man entered the Hickam Federal Credit Union at Pearlridge Center, Phase I, and handed the teller a demand note at 5:33 p.m.
The teller handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash, and the suspect fled, police said.
The suspect dropped his disguise and some currency in a corridor next to the bank during his escape, police said.
The man was wearing a black military-type beret, tan camouflage fatigues, gold-frame glasses and a gauze bandage below his left eye, police said.
The man was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 180 pounds.
Suspect steals phones from Cingular store
Police want the public's help in finding a man who stole two Blackberry phones from the downtown Cingular Wireless store.
Police said the man entered the store at 1260 N. School St. at 6:40 p.m. and removed two phones from a display. He left in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a man in his 40s with a long blond ponytail, a blond goatee, wearing a white T-shirt, blue denim shorts and athletic shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.
16-year-old arrested in Kaimuki gang fight
Police arrested a 16-year-old boy who allegedly injured another teenage boy Thursday during a gang fight in Kaimuki.
Police said two rival gangs were fighting at about 4:40 p.m. During the fight a 17-year-old boy was injured badly enough to be taken to the Queen's Medical Center emergency room. He was treated and released.
The younger boy was arrested for investigation of second-degree assault, which was later downgraded to third-degree assault. He was released pending investigation.
Man is arrested in assault of sons
Police charged a 53-year-old Aliamanu man Thursday for allegedly assaulting his two sons and threatening his wife.
Wayne Rabe was charged with one count of first-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of abuse of household member. He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Police said that at about 6 p.m. Wednesday the man assaulted his sons, ages 15 and 11, at their Ukana Street home. He also hit one of the boys with the dull side of a machete, police said.
When the boys' mother tried to intervene, the man threatened her with a knife, police said. The boys suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment, police said.
Big Isle police seek 4 in drugstore break-in
Big Island police are asking for help in identifying four male suspects who broke into Longs Drug Store in Hilo July 26.
Surveillance video shows the young men breaking a plate glass window at the front of the store on Puainako Street at Prince Kuhio Plaza. They removed numerous items, including cameras, cigarettes and beer, police said.
One suspect was seen fleeing on Puainako Street, heading toward Railroad Avenue, police said. Police retrieved several items in a Longs Drug Store shopping cart at the intersection of Puainako and Ohuohu streets.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Uwao Chartrand at 961-2382, the police nonemergency number at 935-3311 or CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.
Surveillance video shows four young men breaking a front plate glass window and entering the Hilo Longs Drug Store at Prince Kuhio Plaza on July 26.