Police / Fire


POSTED: Thursday, January 29, 2009


Kauai man, 20, arrested after fire

KILAUEA, Kauai » A Kilauea man was arrested after allegedly trying to set fire to his home and then barricading himself in his home for several hours.

Police took Shannon Mahoney, 20, into custody Monday, charging him with second-degree arson for setting an intentional fire on the kitchen stove. He is in police cellblock awaiting a preliminary hearing, county officials said.

Mahoney had barricaded himself in his residence when police arrived Monday afternoon.

During the incident, police considered Mahoney to be a threat to himself and others nearby, police officials said, and they evacuated neighbors as a precautionary measure, blocking off Kuhio Highway for several hours.

After negotiating for more than three hours with Mahoney, police officers placed him in protective custody at around 7:30 p.m. He was treated and released at Wilcox Hospital for self-inflicted injuries, county officials said.

Search resumes for Big Isle hunter

Big Island fire rescue crews were to resume searching today for an experienced hunter who has not been seen since Tuesday when he went looking for his two dogs on a trail.

Rescue officials said the hunter went looking for the dogs in the morning and was supposed to return that afternoon, according to a news release from the Hawaii County Fire Department. When the hunter did not return, another person went looking for him and found his car at the trailhead at the end of Pearl Avenue in the Mauna Loa Estates subdivision in Volcano.

Rescue crews searched the trail until dark last night but did not find anything.


Suspects sought in Aala Park heist

Police are looking for two males who police say robbed a 34-year-old man at knifepoint.

The victim was walking on North King Street near Aala Park at about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday when two males approached him, police said. One of the suspects brandished a knife and demanded money, police said.

The other suspect pushed the knife-wielding suspect into the victim, causing the victim to get cut, police said. The suspects fled with money. Both suspects are described to be about 15 to 20 years old. One is about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds; the other is 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs 140 to 160 pounds.

Police arrest pair in Makiki theft

Police arrested two men who were seen allegedly taking items from a parked vehicle in Makiki Heights.

At about 3:50 p.m. Monday, a witness saw the suspects park a car. The witness saw one man get out of the car and walk into a parking lot, police said. The man then returned to the car with a backpack, police said.

Police said the witness then checked the parking lot and found a vehicle with a broken window. The vehicle's owner told police that a backpack and camera were missing.

The suspects, ages 38 and 24, were found nearby at Hauoli and South King streets. They were arrested on suspicion of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and second-degree theft.


Man allegedly uses knife to threaten

Police arrested an 18-year-old man Friday who allegedly threatened two other men in Waikiki with a chain and knife.

Police said a 43-year-old man intervened in an argument between the suspect and a friend, and the suspect allegedly began swinging a large padlock attached to a chain. A second man, 20, tried to intervene, and the suspect pulled out a knife and threatened him at about 4 p.m., police said.

The suspect was found and arrested a short time later on Kalakaua Avenue.