Police and Fire


POSTED: Thursday, July 23, 2009

Firefighters contain Kaena Point fire

State forestry workers will return to Kaena Point today to observe a wildfire that burned 400 acres over two days.

Honolulu firefighters wrapped up about 4 p.m. yesterday after the fire was contained, but not extinguished, said fire Capt. Terry Seelig.

The state Division of Forestry and Wildlife will check today for hotspots that could flare up again, Seelig said.


Fellow inmate ID'd in Kalihi stabbing

Police arrested Tuesday a 20-year-old man identified by a fellow prisoner as the man who robbed and stabbed him in the stomach in Kalihi last month.

The victim, who was imprisoned at Oahu Community Correctional Center, saw the suspect and reported it to authorities earlier this month, police said.

Police booked the suspect on suspicion of first-degree robbery.

At 8 a.m. May 17, two men approached the victim in Kalihi, police said. One of the men demanded his backpack and money.

When the victim said he didn't have any money, the other suspect punched him several times and then held him as the first man stabbed him in the abdomen, police said.

The suspect was charged with robbery in an unconnected crime a few days before the victim saw him.


Pair nabbed in attempted Laie killing

Police arrested two men Tuesday in the attempted murder of a 56-year-old man in Laie.

The victim told police that two men chased him in a pickup truck as he rode his bike on a dirt road about 5:45 p.m. The driver broadsided the man's bike, throwing him to the ground, police said. The two men, 54 and 30, jumped out of the truck with machetes, threatening to kill the man, who ran away, police said.

Police found the suspects near Poohaili Street. The older man was booked on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and the younger man on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening.


Man drives off with wallet and woman

Police arrested a 29-year-old man with no local address who allegedly snatched a woman's wallet and drove off with her hanging onto his car.

About 2 p.m. Tuesday, the 40-year-old woman was walking away from an automated teller machine outside a Waianae bank with her wallet under her arm when the man grabbed it from behind, police said.

The man got into his vehicle, and the woman reached in to grab her wallet. He drove off with the woman hanging on and went in circles until she fell off, police said.

Police booked the man on suspicion of first-degree robbery, driving without a license and second-degree theft. He also faces possible charges of resisting arrest, refusing orders to stop and four counts of contempt.



Woman gets probation in check forgery

WAILUKU » A Maui woman was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service for stealing more than $3,000 from a Girl Scout troop.

Circuit Judge Richard Bissen also sentenced Anne Marie Cordoba of Kula on July 16 to five years' probation.

The 41-year-old stole $3,276 by forging Girl Scout troop checks when she was their treasurer.

Cordoba was originally charged with second-degree theft and six counts of second-degree forgery.

Under an agreement with prosecutors, she pleaded no contest to the theft charge and two of the forgery charges.

Deputy Prosecutor Mark Simonds says the Girl Scout leaders and organization didn't want to see Cordoba jailed but wanted her to be held accountable.