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POSTED: Friday, June 26, 2009

Homeless man, 18, found with stolen car is charged

An 18-year-old homeless man whose mother identified him to police as the man who was shown robbing a bank in a news photo was charged yesterday with another crime.

Dakota M.A. Williams, who was allegedly caught driving a stolen car Wednesday in Kaneohe, was charged yesterday with unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

Police said Williams' mother called police while he was being booked for driving the stolen car and said she recognized him from a newspaper article featuring a still photo taken from video surveillance of a bank robbery at the Kalihi branch of Bank of Hawaii.

Williams was arrested yesterday on suspicion of second-degree robbery in that case.

His bail is set at $20,000.

Boyfriend, 59, is accused of choking woman in car

A 59-year-old Honolulu man was charged Tuesday night for allegedly choking his girlfriend and causing her to black out.

Prosecutors charged James Kahelalani Kincaid with felony abuse of a household member.

His bail was set at $11,000.

Kincaid and the 40-year-old woman were driving home from a restaurant at 12:15 a.m. June 20 when he allegedly began choking the woman, police said.

The woman reportedly lost consciousness briefly, police said. When they got home, the woman called police and the man fled, police said.

The man turned himself in to police Monday.

Lifeguards rescue 10 in high surf at 2 beaches

High surf caused lifeguards to make seven rescues yesterday at Waikiki Beach and three at Ala Moana Beach Park.

They also gave 65 verbal warnings at Ala Moana and 157 at Waikiki.

An 8-foot surf advisory for south-facing shores was in effect yesterday. Another swell, expected to arrive today and last until tomorrow, will keep south shore surf above advisory levels through the weekend.