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Fighting Financial Abuse

Fighting Financial Abuse

The frustrations of financial abuse for the elderly received help from the Governor today.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed Senate Bill 102 to amend a section in the Hawai`i Revised Statutes relating to the reporting of elderly financial abuse. The most significant change is for financial institutions to report possible abuse to state human services as well as county police. The original statute required reports only to human services. Immediately after receiving a report, police must begin a criminal investigation.

"It's gonna fill a gap that's really needed," Honolulu Police Department Lieutenant John McCarthy said. "We're seeing an explosion in elder financial fraud cases. It's really sad because these people lose real dollars. There's no one to replace it. There's nowhere to replace it. We have to get out to these complaints immediately to try and track the money and save or recover what's there."

"WE'RE SEEING IT EVERYWHERE"

Suspect wanted in Walgreens robbery

Suspect wanted in Walgreens robbery

The Honolulu Police Department and CrimeStoppers are asking for the public's help in locating a male wanted for robbing a Walgreens store.

According to officials, the incident happened on April 7 at about 9:50 a.m. when the male suspect entered the Walgreens store on Kapiolani Boulevard. The suspect approached the pharmacy clerk, demanded pharmaceutical products and stated that he had a weapon.

After receiving the items, the male fled eastbound on Makaloa Street.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male believed to be in his 30s or 40s. He's approximately 6'0" and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue denim jacket, black T-shirt , dark-colored pants, light-colored work boots, dark-colored baseball cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Missing person alert

Missing person alert

 

Information courtesy: Crimestoppers

Suspect wanted for fraudulent credit card use

Suspect wanted for fraudulent credit card use

Ewa Beach man arrested in Waikiki assault

Ewa Beach man arrested in Waikiki assault

Honolulu police arrested Preston Mokulehua, 24, of Ewa Beach early Saturday  morning after an alleged fight in Waikiki.

According to police, the incident happened at about 1:45 a.m. near Seaside and Kuhio Avenues.

An officer saw the fight and arrested Mokulehua for second degree assault.

A 21-year-old victim was taken to the Queen's Medical Center.

Marine accused in fight, facing attempted murder charges

Marine accused in fight, facing attempted murder charges

A fight in Waikiki put a man in the hospital in critical condition.

According to police, attempted murder charges are pending against a Kaneohe Marine.

The fight reportedly started as an argument on Kaiolu Street just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

That's when police say 22-year-old Brand Calhoun allegedly hit a 48 year old with a chair and then his fists.

The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Police say the victim underwent surgery on Wednesday.

Police say Calhoun is a Junior enlisted member of the Marines and lives in the Kaneohe Marine Barracks.

Escaped patient from Kahi Mohala found in Waikiki

Escaped patient from Kahi Mohala found in Waikiki

A 25-year-old woman who escaped from the Kahi Mohala Behavioral Center in Ewa has been caught.

Sierra Palting was found in Waikiki on Wednesday.

A police officer at a traffic stop on Kalakaua Avenue saw her acting suspiciously on the sidewalk.

She was then arrested without incident.