Police and Fire


POSTED: Friday, May 29, 2009

Suspect in cell phone theft ran $5,000 bill, police say

Police arrested a 25-year-old man Wednesday who allegedly stole another man's cell phone and racked up more than $5,000 in long-distance charges.

The man allegedly stole the phone from the 18-year-old victim at about 9 p.m. Wednesday in Waimanalo.

The suspect allegedly made long-distance calls in excess of $5,000 that were charged to the owner.

Police found the man and arrested him on suspicion of second-degree theft. He was released pending investigation.


Robbery suspect arrested after victim sees him later

A 44-year-old man with no local address was being held on $50,000 bail yesterday after he was charged with stealing a cell phone from a man in his car in Waianae this month and threatening the victim after he called police.

The victim, a 49-year-old man, saw the suspect sleeping in a car in Waianae Valley, recognized him and called police, who arrested the man Monday afternoon on Puhawai Road.

Police said Robert Silva reached into the victim's car on the night of May 4, grabbed the victim's cell phone, threatened the victim and demanded money. The suspect fled with money and the cell phone but again threatened the victim the next day after the victim called police and filed a report, police said.

Silva is being held on charges of contempt, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, second-degree robbery and second-degree terroristic threatening.


Man held after allegedly swiping Longs merchandise

A man was arrested last night for allegedly stealing merchandise from a downtown store.

The 44-year-old suspect fled Longs Drug Store on Hotel Street at about 6 p.m. and attempted to punch a 37-year-old man who subdued him until police arrived at the scene, police said.

Police would not give the value of the merchandise taken.

The stolen merchandise was recovered, and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery.