Police and Fire


POSTED: Friday, June 04, 2010

Stolen computer found by want ad

A want ad placed on Craigslist by a man looking for his stolen computer led to the arrest of a suspect, police said.

A 37-year-old Makiki man responded to the ad Wednesday and agreed to meet the computer's owner at a Manoa park, police said.

The Makiki man was detained and arrested when the serial number of the computer he brought with him matched the stolen computer's, police said.

Wahiawa man charged in break-in

Authorities charged a 50-year-old Wahiawa man Wednesday who allegedly broke into a 34-year-old woman's home and threatened her.

Police said the man entered the woman's bedroom window and threatened to hurt her at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday.

Responding officers arrested Ricky Paracuelles for first-degree burglary.

Paracuelles was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, and bail was set at $2,000.

23-year-old arrested in alleged elevator fight

Police arrested a 23-year-old man who allegedly struck his 22-year-old girlfriend and left her unconscious in a Waikiki hotel elevator Tuesday night.

Police said the man and woman were vacationing in Waikiki when they got into an argument at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The man then allegedly struck the woman, knocking her out and leaving her in an elevator at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Hotel security found the woman, and she was taken to a hospital emergency room, police said. Police found the man and arrested him on suspicion of second-degree assault.

Police say 13-year-old beat and robbed man

Police arrested Wednesday a 13-year-old boy who allegedly robbed and beat a 19-year-old man with a PVC pipe in Waipahu.

Police said the man was robbed at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday on the street by a group of males.

A teen in the group allegedly beat him with the pipe, causing him to suffer visible injuries, police said. Patrol officers spotted a group of males matching the description, and the man identified the boy who allegedly beat him.

Woman hurt in May crash succumbs

An 88-year-old woman from Paauilo, Hawaii, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash last month in Kalopa, Big Island police said.

The victim was identified as Beatrice Yago.

Yago was riding in a 1994 Toyota driven by an 89-year-old Paauilo man. Police said the vehicle made a left turn into the path of a 2010 Ford two-door sedan at about 6:30 p.m. May 19 at Route 19 and Papalele Street.

The driver of the Toyota and the occupants of the Ford were not injured.

Police have begun a negligent-homicide investigation and ordered an autopsy.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call officer Andre Fojas at 961-8889.

The fatality was the 16th on the Big Island this year, compared with 10 at the same time last year.