Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Traffic congestion solutions sought

The Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a series of community meetings next week to get input on long-term options to combat traffic gridlock.

OMPO has received more than 450 ideas from the community to address congestion. OMPO is asking for the public's feedback on the selected strategies and projects based on the ideas they received. These meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m.:

» Tuesday, McKinley High School Cafeteria.
» Wednesday, Kapolei Middle School Cafeteria.
» Thursday, Mililani Mauka Elementary School Cafeteria.

Translation service and accommodation for special needs is available upon request. To make arrangements, call OMPO at 587-2015 by today.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Man arrested in alleged assault of girl

Police arrested a 30-year-old Honolulu man yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl.

Police said the suspect had sexually assaulted the victim on April 5.

The girl disclosed the assault to her guardian. Police began an investigation, and the girl positively identified the suspect in a photographic lineup, police said.

Police found and arrested the suspect yesterday on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault.

The case is pending investigation.

Internet sting nets enticement suspect

Police arrested a 37-year-old Kailua man yesterday on suspicion of second-degree electronic enticement of a child.

Police said the man allegedly chatted on the Internet with an undercover police officer posing as a girl.

The suspect allegedly arranged to meet the "girl" to have sex. When the suspect arrived at the pre-arranged location, a fast-food restaurant on South Beretania Street, police arrested the man.


Teen says she was kidnapped, assaulted

Police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

Police said the girl alleged she met a 33-year-old man and was held against her will at his Pearl City home from July 22 to Sept. 7, when she fled from the house.

Police said that the victim reported being sexually assaulted during that time.

A first-degree sexual assault and kidnapping case has been opened.

Armed man robs Ewa Beach restaurant

Police are looking for an armed man who robbed an Ewa Beach fast-food restaurant yesterday morning.

Police said the suspect confronted an employee at 8:15 a.m. yesterday at the Ewa Beach Taco Bell with a handgun. The suspect then allegedly forced the woman to give him the previous night's cash and receipts.

The man fled in a waiting getaway car, police said.

Robbery suspect seen taking car in Waipahu

Police arrested a man under surveillance in a robbery case after officers saw him steal a car in Waipahu on Wednesday night.

The suspect, 45, was under investigation for an Aug. 15 incident in which he and a 32-year-old man allegedly assaulted a man who was sleeping in his tent in Haleiwa. The suspects allegedly took the camper's money and keys after threatening to kill him.

The camper was left bound with duct tape but managed to free himself and call police. Responding officers found one of the suspects pretending to be asleep behind the steering wheel of the victim's vehicle and arrested him for investigation of attempted auto theft, robbery and kidnapping.

Police arrested the second suspect last night for investigation of robbery, kidnapping and attempted burglary in last month's case. They also arrested him for investigation of auto theft, driving without a license and having fraudulent license plates involving the incident on Wednesday.


Threats to ex-girlfriend lead to arrest of man

Police arrested a 27-year-old man after he allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and her mother earlier this summer.

Police said that on June 14 the victim, 25, was stopped in traffic on her way to work when the suspect got into her car without permission near Olive and Walker avenues in Wahiawa.

The suspect told the victim to pull over or he would shoot her, according to police.

The victim said that after she complied, for the next 30 minutes the suspect constantly threatened to kill her and her mother with a gun and kept the victim from escaping twice by holding her down.

Her mother was not in the car.

The suspect also told the victim that it was him who damaged her mother's car during a prior incident. The victim later escaped from her car, and the suspect took her cell phone, police said.

Police found the suspect Wednesday night near 823 California Ave. and arrested him for investigation of kidnapping, terroristic threatening, criminal property damage, theft, multiple counts of violating a protective order and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

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