Police and Fire


POSTED: Sunday, November 08, 2009

Man shot at drive-through to appear in court

A 23-year-old man shot by police last week at a Waikele KFC drive-through is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow after his release from the hospital Friday.

Police arrested Jeremiah I. Lopez III after his discharge from the hospital.

Lopez had already been charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, auto theft, terroristic threatening, drug offenses and criminal property damage. His bail is set at $200,000.

Police said they stopped Lopez on Tuesday in a Dodge Durango that had been reported stolen.

Lopez allegedly tried to ram his way out of the drive-through, hitting a police vehicle and dragging one officer who was slammed into a metal post on the building. Another officer was hurt in the incident.

Officers shot Lopez three times, twice in the chest and once in the arm. The two injured officers were treated and released from the hospital.

Wildfire extinguished at Paheehee Ridge

Firefighters battled a 3-acre wildfire yesterday on Paheehee Ridge above Waianae Valley.

About 40 firefighters using six engines, a quint, tower, two tankers and a helicopter fought the blaze, said Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Earle Kealoha.

The fire, reported at 12:28 p.m., was near 86-579 Paheehee Road and brought under control by 1:45 p.m., Kealoha said. No one was hurt and no property was threatened or damaged, he said. The helicopter made water drops as firefighters fought the blaze from both sides of the ridge because they were concerned about the fire coming back down the mountain or spreading to the other side, Kealoha said.

Man allegedly slashes girlfriend with knife

Police arrested yesterday a 28-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend with a knife in Makiki.

The man grabbed the knife during an argument with the 28-year-old woman about 3:40 a.m., police said. He slashed at her, causing a minor laceration to her index finger, police said.

He was booked on suspicion of second-degree assault, first-degree terroristic threatening and abuse.

Man, 28, charged with breaking into home

A 28-year-old Pearl City man was arrested Friday after he allegedly broke into a neighbor's house while fleeing from police.

About 3 p.m., police responded to a 31-year-old man complaining about the man throwing fruit at his home. Police said the man resisted arrest and fled, entering a 55-year-old woman's home without permission. He was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized entry into a dwelling, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Police investigating sexual assault of girl, 3

Police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl by a 36-year-old man in Liliha.

On Thursday, a guardian reported the girl complained of soreness to her vaginal area because of the man touching her, police said.

Police have not made an arrest.