Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


A car hit a tree on South Beretania Street near the intersection of Maunakea Street yesterday evening. Police said the driver had a seizure, which caused the accident. The driver was transported to a hospital for treatment.


Woman, 24, charged in credit card theft

Police charged a 24-year-old woman with stealing another woman's purse and then trying to use her credit card at Toys "R" Us on Sunday.

Juanita Michelle Davis was charged last night with theft, identity theft, forgery, fraudulent use of a credit card and auto theft. The victim, 51, said she realized her purse was missing as she was shopping on Sunday at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Waikele Center. She contacted her credit card company, which informed her that her card was being used at Toys "R" Us near Pearlridge center.

The victim called police, and officers arrested Davis, allegedly as she completed a transaction.

Davis has prior convictions for theft. She was being held in lieu of $11,000 bail.


Vehicle sought in fatal hit-and-run

Honolulu police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Haleiwa on Sunday morning.

A 46-year-old woman was killed while trying to cross the Joseph P. Leong Highway at about 2 a.m.

Police are looking for a light-colored sport utility vehicle or pickup truck with extensive damage to the front end and missing its driver's side mirror.

Anyone who saw a vehicle parked on the southbound shoulder of the highway at the time of the crash is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.


Theft suspect leads police on chase

A Moanalua woman who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle was arrested yesterday after leading an officer on a foot chase across Moanalua Freeway.

After spotting police, the woman made an abrupt lane change without signaling. The officer attempted to pull her over near the Middle Street off-ramp, but the woman stopped the car and ran across the freeway at about 8:40 a.m.

Following a brief struggle, the officer arrested her for investigation of various charges, including unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. A 22-year-old man had reported the car stolen about two hours before the woman was apprehended.

3 teens arrested in attempted robbery

Police arrested three Ewa Beach teenagers who allegedly tried to rob a 27-year-old man early yesterday with pellet guns.

The victim told police he was walking on Nuuanu Avenue just past midnight when he encountered the suspects near North Vineyard Boulevard.

Two of the suspects pulled out what appeared to be pistols and cocked them, then all three started walking toward the victim.

A police officer happened to be driving up Nuuanu and the suspects fled on foot, police said.

Police later found the suspects hiding in a nearby covered garage. The guns recovered were identified as semiautomatic replica Air Soft pellet guns. The three suspects, all 18, were arrested for investigation of first-degree terroristic threatening.

Police said the three men are also suspects in a robbery that happened at about 11:45 p.m. the previous day.

A 23-year-old woman said she was robbed at gunpoint by a young man while she was sitting in her vehicle on Queen Street. She said the suspect demanded money, but since she didn't have any, she handed over a DVD player.

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