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POSTED: Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Wyland painting recovered

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A $700,000 painting stolen from Wyland Galleries Hawaii in Waikiki on Sunday was recovered undamaged in Chinatown, police said.

Police did not provide specifics on the recovery, saying only that it was found yesterday morning and that the investigation is ongoing.

“;Dolphin Dawn,”; a 4-by-6-foot original oil painting in a koa frame, was stolen at about 7:20 p.m. from the gallery on Lewers Street, police said.

A witness said a man grabbed the painting off the wall near the door and tossed it into the back of a blue GMC pickup truck driven by a woman.

Labor Day weekend sees 67 arrested for DUI

Honolulu police arrested 67 people on Oahu for driving under the influence over the Labor Day weekend, police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said yesterday.

Police had announced stepped-up enforcement, with drunken-driving checkpoints set up throughout the long holiday weekend.

The arrest figures are from midnight Friday through 4:30 a.m. yesterday, Yu said.

Arrest statistics for last year were not available.

Public's help wanted in catching car vandals

Kauai police are asking for the public's help in finding vandals who damaged 22 vehicles in Puhi and Lihue between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Vandals damaged the side-view mirrors of all the vehicles, parked on Hanalima, Aukoi, Aheahe, Apapane, Hoolako, Unahe, Huali, Kawili and Puaole streets.

None of the vehicles were entered or broken into.

Anyone with information about these vandalism cases can call Lt. Daniel Fort at 241-1680, Police Dispatch at 241-1711 or CrimeStoppers at 241-1887.

Off-duty officer nabs man sought in break-in

An astute police officer, who recalled hearing an all-points bulletin while off duty, caught a 39-year-old man who allegedly broke into a car.

The officer recalled hearing the bulletin and the description of a man suspected of breaking into a car at 1 p.m. in the North Shore district, and the suspect's vehicle.

The officer, while on patrol in Laie, saw a vehicle and a man matching the description in the bulletin.

The officer stopped the vehicle, photographed the suspect and e-mailed it to the initial officer who had a surveillance tape of the 1 p.m. car break-in suspect.

The initial officer identified the suspect in Laie by the e-mailed photo, and the second officer arrested the man on suspicion of first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

Woman is arrested in threat to teenager

Police arrested an 18-year-old woman in Waikiki after she allegedly threatened a 16-year-old boy with brass knuckles Sunday afternoon.

The woman was arrested near the Park Shore Hotel on Kalakaua Avenue for terroristic threatening at 3:50 p.m.

Kailua Police Station closing for construction

The Kailua Police Station, 219 Kuulei Road, is undergoing construction.

The police station will be closed to the public and police personnel when it undergoes construction Sept. 25 to Oct. 1. The parking lot is closed for the two weeks before then.

Business conducted at the Kailua station will be temporarily moved to the Kaneohe Police Station at 45-270 Waikalua Road.