Police / Fire


POSTED: Friday, November 21, 2008

Midway trip brings ill sailor to hospital

An ill 35-year-old man was transferred from Midway Island to Oahu yesterday morning.

At 9:39 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard personnel received a call from the captain of the 588-foot vehicle carrier Nippon Highway, located 500 miles north of Midway. The captain reported a crew member was experiencing stomach pains.

The Coast Guard diverted the vessel to Midway Island so air crews could transfer the man for medical aid. A C-130 search plane crew from Barbers Point Air Station picked the man up at 11:45 p.m. and transported him to the Queen's Medical Center yesterday morning.



Woman assaulted in karaoke dispute

Police arrested a 29-year-old Moiliili woman early yesterday morning after she allegedly hit a woman on the head with a plate at a karaoke bar after the victim mistakenly sang the suspect's song.

The woman was arrested for investigation of second-degree assault and contempt.

Police said a 37-year-old woman was drinking with friends at a karaoke bar when she mistakenly began singing a song the younger woman had ordered.

The younger woman got upset and took the microphone away from the older woman, police said.

Later the older woman felt bad, so she went up to the younger woman's table with a plate of food and apologized, police said. The suspect took the plate and hit the woman's head with it, causing a laceration. This occurred at 1:05 a.m. at 777 Karaoke, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd. The case is pending investigation.


Bar's robbers wield shotgun and pistol

Police are looking for three men involved late Wednesday in the armed robbery of a downtown bar.

Police said that at about 11:15 p.m., two men entered Club Eva at 180 N. Nimitz Highway and ordered the patrons onto the floor. The men were armed with a shotgun and a pistol.

Police said the suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, as well cash from four patrons at the bar. The suspects fled in a waiting vehicle driven by another man. The vehicle was believed to have headed toward the airport on Nimitz.

The suspect with the handgun is described as about 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, having a medium build and wearing an orange bandanna and a white-and-blue long-sleeved shirt or jacket.

The suspect armed with the shotgun was described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a blue sweat shirt and a red bandanna. Descriptions of the getaway driver and the car were not available. No one was hurt.


Passers-by detain suspect in assault

Police arrested a 54-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a shop owner and another person because they would not let him buy beer.

Police said a 65-year-old man was closing his store Wednesday night at 435 Atkinson Drive when the suspect approached and said he wanted to come in and buy beer.

The store owner said he was closing and told the suspect to return the next day. Police said the suspect then kicked the door open and tried to enter the store. The owner tried to force the suspect out, but the suspect punched him repeatedly in the face, police said. A 63-year-old woman in the store also tried to stop the suspect and also was allegedly punched.

Three men passing by the store witnessed the confrontation and detained the suspect until officers arrived, police said. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary and third-degree assault.