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POSTED: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Suspect sought in rape plot at Barbers Point

Police say they are trying to find a man who attempted to sexually assault a woman in her Barbers Point home.

At about 10 a.m. Nov. 5, the man woke up a woman in her Guadalcanal Avenue home and locked her and her 11-month-old baby in the bedroom. He searched the home and returned to the bedroom with a knife, demanding sex. The woman refused and the man fled, police said.

He is described as in his 30s, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 to 180 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He was wearing a brown long-sleeve shirt, black shoes and a navy blue hat with an embroidered badge on it.

Police ask anyone with information on the suspect to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Driver critically injured in Kaukonahua Road crash

The driver of a vehicle was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition tonight after the vehicle hit a pole on Kaukonahua Road in Waialua.

Police closed the road in both directions from Wilikina Drive to Thompson's Corner about 8:45 p.m.

Ashes of unborn baby stolen from residence

The ashes of an unborn baby son were stolen from a plastic urn at a townhouse residence in Waimanalo, along with family jewelry.

Kalani Enos Mejia said she does not care about the jewelry, including her husband's wedding ring.

But she wants whoever stole her son Samson Makanaokahakuloa's ashes to return them to the family — no questions asked, no charges filed.

“;I'm praying,”; Mejia said last night. “;I hope they return him somehow, someway. We don't even want the jewelry back.”;

The burglary took place at the family's home at the Waimanalo Banyan Tree townhouses on Kaauiki Place sometime during the day, she said.

Her husband discovered the break-in when he came home sometime after 4 p.m.

Mejia said the ashes of her 5-month-old stillborn were in a cloth pouch in a square plastic container that was taken from a bag.

Radio personality Kaleo Pilanca, who works at 102.7 “;Da Bomb,”; said he has asked the public to help Mejia and for whoever did the burglary to return the ashes.

“;All they want is the safe return of the ashes.”;