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POSTED: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coast Guard transports sick man from cruise ship

The Coast Guard transported an ill 63-year-old man from the cruise ship Carnival Spirit today.

The 11th Coast Guard District Command Center in Alameda, Calif., received the distress call 1 p.m. Saturday.

After the man’s condition was reportedly deteriorating, the Coast Guard in Honolulu was contacted 11 p.m. Saturday.

Air Station Barbers Point launched a C-130 search plane, whose crew dropped medication to the ship 200 miles northeast of Oahu 12:30 p.m. Monday.

A Coast Guard HH-65 rescue helicopter crew evacuated the man when the cruise ship was 100 miles off Oahu at 5:40 p.m. today.

The man was taken to Tripler Army Medical Center at 6:20 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard said.

Police arrest man in kidnapping of 18-year-old in Kaneohe

Police arrested today a 21-year-old man who allegedly was the driver of a vehicle involved in the kidnapping and robbery of an 18-year-old man in Kaneohe on Tuesday.

The victim was walking on a public street when two men in a vehicle approached him. The men allegedly pointed a handgun at him, and he  got into the vehicle.

They allegedly took his property and dropped him off at another location, police said.

The driver was identified and arrested on first-degree robbery and kidnapping.

Police investigate alleged sex assault of 6-year-old girl

Police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 6-year-old Honolulu girl.

The girl told a family member that she was subjected to sexual harm by an acquaintance.

The suspect, a 45-year-old man, has not been arrested.

The alleged incident occurred Sept. 10 and Sept. 16.

Single-car crash kills man, 61, on Kauai

A 61-year-old Lihue man died in a one-car crash in Puhi on Sunday night, according to Kauai County police.

Police said Tomas Barrientos was eastbound on Kaumualii Highway in a Ford pickup truck at about 10:25 p.m. when his truck hit a guardrail, went airborne off the highway and landed upside down in a drainage ditch.

Barrientos was the only person in the truck, police said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

This is the seventh traffic fatality on Kauai this year compared with 10 at this time last year.

Teenager loses her top in attempt to escape

A teenage girl in custody jumped out a police car window at a busy downtown intersection yesterday and was quickly apprehended—but not before she lost her blouse.

The girl, who was en route to a detention facility on suspicion of fourth-degree theft, a misdemeanor, somehow slipped out of the window, which was slightly open, police said.

A female officer tried to grab the teenager by her top, and the teen ended up topless.

The girl was captured within 20 seconds and arrested on suspicion of second-degree escape, police said.

Officers quickly covered her up and took her into custody.

The 5:45 p.m. incident drew several responding police cars to the area of Punchbowl and South Beretania streets.