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ATM break in leads to police chase

ATM break in leads to police chase

Honolulu police have detained at least one person following a report of an ATM break in followed by a chase early Monday morning.

According to police, the incident happened at 3 a.m. near Kamehameha Highway and Lehua Avenue.

Details are limited, but officials say the unknown occupants were traveling 80 miles per hours.

Detectives are continuing their investigation.

Homeless accused of deliberately setting fires in protest of airport viaduct sweep

Homeless accused of deliberately setting fires in protest of airport viaduct sweep

By Minna Sugimoto

Tensions are rising among homeless people near the H-1 Freeway's airport viaduct as state crews continue breaking up illegal camp sites.

On Thursday, witnesses say a homeless person started a small fire in protest. State public safety officials say there is an active arson investigation after fires were deliberately set in the area three times in as many days.

State sheriffs kept a watchful eye as clean-up crews cleared an area makai of Nimitz Highway of trash and other debris. When they started breaking down a homeless man's houseboat, witnesses say someone started a small fire nearby.

"You can only push people so far until they want to push back," Jarod Wong, who's been living near the viaduct for seven years, said.

Wong says crews started Thursday's sweep without giving the homeless time to retrieve personal belongings.

Police searching for 4 suspects in Halawa armed robbery

Police searching for 4 suspects in Halawa armed robbery

Honolulu police are investigating an armed robbery in Halawa.

According to officials, it happened just before 1 a.m. at a residence on Hokea Street.

Police say the suspects flashed a gun and badges, and said they were police before robbing the victims.

The suspects first approached the victims in the driveway and ended up taking cash and personal property.

According to police, the suspects drove off in a full-size pickup truck.

The four suspects are described as being heavy set and in their 20s.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police.

Man arrested at Aloha Stadium

Man arrested at Aloha Stadium

The following information is provided by the Honolulu Police Department:

This past Saturday at 5:30 pm at a football game at the Aloha Stadium security requested the assistance of an HPD officer in escorting a male out of the stadium.

The male was described as very uncoorperative. The officer assisted with escorting the male out of the stadium when the male became agitate and shoved the officer.

The male was arrested for harrassment and ressisting arrest.

Man arrested in alleged Kailua stabbing

Man arrested in alleged Kailua stabbing

A Pearl City man has been arrested for an alleged stabbing in Kailua on Saturday.

Richard Duenas is booked on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder.

According to police, he stabbed a 29-year-old man in the back after an altercation outside the Creekside Bar.

Unregistered sex offender arrested by US Marshals Task Force

Unregistered sex offender arrested by US Marshals Task Force

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Driver who left bicyclist paralyzed from chest down gets 6-month jail term

Driver who left bicyclist paralyzed from chest down gets 6-month jail term

By Minna Sugimoto

A female driver who crashed her car into a bicyclist in Pearl City, leaving the man paralyzed from the chest down, received a six-month jail term at her sentencing Wednesday.

Susan Klein tearfully apologized to her victim, who appeared in court in a wheelchair. In April, she pleaded no contest to first-degree negligent injury.

Robert Kawakami, a 64-year-old auto mechanic, was riding his bicycle from his home in Pearl City to his job in Waipahu on June 29, 2009, when Klein's vehicle plowed into him. He suffered a crushed spinal cord, bleeding in the brain, two collapsed lungs and a torn aorta.

Prosecutors say the driver had traces of methamphetamine in her system, and may have been blinded by the sun at the time of the crash.