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POSTED: Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Woman uses car in alleged attack

Police arrested a 27-year-old woman for allegedly driving her car into a man after an argument Sunday night.

According to police, the woman and a man, 28, had gotten into an argument in Kailua around 8:20 p.m.

She walked away and returned with her car, police said. She then allegedly drove her car into the man, hitting him. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said.

The woman fled and was later found by police at Porky's Bar at 32 Maluniu Ave. in Kailua.

She was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.



Scam involves text messaging

The Hawaii County Police Department is warning the public about a possible scam involving text messaging.

A 59-year-old Hilo man reported that he received two consecutive text messages on Sunday claiming to be from different credit unions.

The messages asked the man to call a telephone number about his credit union account. The man did not have accounts with either credit union.

The first phone number was out of service. The second one had a recorded message asking the caller to leave his name and personal information.

Police advise the public not to provide personal information over the phone, by text messaging or by e-mail.