Soldier killed in Iraq not from Schofield
The Army says the soldier who was killed in Iraq on Wednesday was not originally from Schofield Barracks.
The Pentagon identified the soldier yesterday as Capt. Matthew C. Mattingly, 30, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, whose unit is the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, from the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, N.C.
A Schofield Barracks spokesman said Mattingly's unit is assigned to the 25th Aviation while in Iraq. He died Wednesday in Mosul when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.
The Associated Press reported yesterday that Mattingly was a member of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division.
45,000 gallons of sewage spills into lake
At least 45,000 gallons of treated but not disinfected sewage was discharged into Lake Wilson yesterday, the city announced.
Two electrical malfunctions of the Wahiawa Wastewater Treatment Plant caused the release of treated and filtered sewage that had not been disinfected by the plant's ultraviolet disinfection unit.
The city reported that warning signs have been posted and water samples are being collected at the site and that the state Department of Health was notified.
Natatorium parking to close for safety work
The city will close the parking lot at the Waikiki Natatorium from Monday through next Friday to remove safety hazards from the war memorial. City workers will remove loose concrete from the Ewa bleacher wall directly over the driveway to the parking lot. They removed and patched a badly cracked area on the top of the rear facade wall on the Diamond Head-mauka corner of the bleachers yesterday.
The city will post notices on Sunday informing beachgoers of the closure.
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Police, Fire, Courts
Waipahu man, 22, arrested in assault
Police arrested a 22-year-old man in Waipahu Wednesday after he allegedly entered the tent of a homeless woman, sexually assaulted her and physically assaulted her friend.
The woman, 42, was sleeping alone in her tent when the man entered, police said. A friend, 46, tried to help the woman when the man began assaulting her, police reported.
Police arrested the man on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault and third-degree assault.
Police seek 2 women in Salt Lake robbery
Police are looking for two women involved in a first-degree robbery and forgery case Wednesday morning at the Salt Lake Shopping Center.
Police said one woman in her mid-30s allegedly was taking packages out of a car and placing it in her Ford pickup truck.
A 59-year-old woman returned to her car and confronted the woman who was taking the packages. The suspect then gave up two of three stolen packages while the older woman tried to hold her. The suspect then tried to drive off in her truck as the victim reached into the truck in an attempt to stop her, police said.
The suspect then allegedly pushed the older woman out of the moving truck, causing her to fall to the pavement.
The suspect is described as about 5 feet 5 inches tall, between 125 to 130 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, and is wanted on suspicion of first-degree robbery, unauthorized entry into a vehicle and fleeing the scene of an accident.
A second woman between 35 and 40 years old is wanted on suspicion of forgery and third-degree theft. This woman is described as about the same height as the first suspect, weighing about 120 pounds and wearing a short-sleeved blouse.
This woman allegedly tried to use a check stolen in the robbery case at a store in the shopping center, police said.
Man is arrested in brawl in Kalihi
A 45-year-old man was arrested yesterday after allegedly beating a 31-year-old man who suffered critical injuries in Kalihi.
A witness told police the two men had been drinking before they got into an argument at about 3:30 a.m.
The verbal argument escalated to punches, and the 31-year-old man fell to the ground unconscious, police said.
The younger man was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition and was later upgraded to serious condition, police said.
Police arrested the older man on suspicion of second-degree assault.
Lifeguards revive victim on Kauai
Kauai lifeguards revived a 44-year-old Waimea man yesterday morning who nearly drowned at Kekaha Beach.
Beachgoers at Kekaha Beach notified lifeguards that a man was in distress 60 yards from the lifeguard tower. Lifeguards pulled the man out of the shorebreak and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was taken to Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital and transported later to the Queen's Medical Center.