Police and Fire


POSTED: Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Search for pair by Maui's fire department ends

The Maui County Fire Department ended its search for missing Hana residents Carl and Rae Lindquist, who may have been swept out to sea.

However, community members continued to search for the couple after the fire personnel ended their search yesterday.

Yesterday was the third day in the search for the couple, who disappeared after Thanksgiving dinner. They were last seen at about 9:30 p.m. The couple's badly damaged sport utility vehicle was found about 100 yards from the ocean in a stream bed.

The Fire Department searched yesterday by land and air and did not find any trace of the couple, a Maui County news release said.

The Lindquists had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary two days before Thanksgiving.

Anyone wanting to assist in the community search can call Dawn Lono at 248-7723.

Homeless woman apparently drowns

The Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman whose body was found Sunday at Ala Moana Beach Park as Flora Oksun Kiehm, 64, who was homeless.

The Medical Examiner's Office determined that Kiehm died from asphyxia due to drowning, but has deferred stating a cause of death.

Police have classified the case as an unattended death and are awaiting final autopsy results. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

The woman's body was found partially submerged at about 6:45 a.m., police said.

Robber confronts woman in her car

Police are looking for a man in his 30s who allegedly robbed a 60-year-old woman in Aiea Sunday.

The man allegedly entered the woman's car through the left rear door at about 11:30 a.m. after she had unlocked her parked car.

The man sat behind the woman, who had gotten into the driver's seat, allegedly brandished a handgun and demanded property from her, police said.

The man took her property and fled on foot, police said.

Man hurt in alleged eatery break-in

A 44-year-old homeless man remained in police custody yesterday after he was arrested for allegedly climbing into the window of a restaurant that was closed.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of second-degree burglary and resisting arrest at 5:05 a.m. Sunday after a woman reported seeing a homeless man climbing into a window of Barbecue Kai at 85-973 Farrington Highway in Makaha.

The suspect was injured at the scene, police said. He was taken to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Center where he refused treatment.

Man allegedly attacks 2 with bat

Police arrested a 30-year-old Kalihi man over the weekend after he allegedly broke into a house and hit two occupants with a baseball bat.

At about 10:20 p.m. last Tuesday, the man entered a Kalihi apartment without permission and hit a 27-year-old man and a 59-year-old man on the head with a baseball bat, then threatened to kill a 19-year-old woman, police said.

The man fled after taking a backpack, police said. The two victims were treated at a hospital.

At about 10:20 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested the man at his Linapuni Street home, where they also found drugs and a drug pipe, police said. He was booked on suspicion of burglary, two counts of assault, robbery, terroristic threatening, a warrant and drug charges.

Boy is robbed while boarding bus

Two juvenile boys were arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery Saturday after allegedly attacking a 16-year-old boy in Pearl City.

Shortly before midnight the victim was waiting for the bus on Kamehameha Highway when one of the boys asked for money for bus fare.

As the victim boarded the bus, the same boy hit him and took his wallet, police said.

The suspects fled toward Waimano Home Road where the victim confronted them and demanded his wallet back, police said. Then the second boy hit the victim in the face, police said.