State roundup for October 17
Assault suspect’s bail set on Maui
WAILUKU, Maui (AP) — Bail for a homeless man charged with attempted murder has been increased to more than a half-million dollars.
Thomas Abraham, 38, is accused of assaulting a man in a restroom at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center last week. His bail was set at $511,000 on Monday when he made an initial appearance in Wailuku District Court.
According to police, the assault occurred Friday afternoon. Police say mall security officers intervened as Abraham was sitting on a 42-year-old man’s chest and choking him in the restroom. The man was attacked from behind, police say, with Abraham punching and using a pair of scissors to stab the victim in the back of the head.
The man was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
Motorcyclist dies after crash
HONOLULU (AP) — A man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle while leaving a Pearl City parking lot.
The accident happened at about 11:00 p.m. Monday while the man was leaving the Halsey Terrace Community Center parking lot.
The man was taken to Queens Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.
Shark spotted off of Nanakuli
WAIANAE, Oahu (AP) — Warning signs have been posted after a shark was spotted jumping out of the water off Nanakuli Beach Park.
Ocean Safety officials say a 10-foot shark was spotted Monday afternoon about 30 yards off-shore.
The beach remains open but warning signs have been posted. Lifeguards will reassess the situation before sundown Tuesday.
Autopsy: Oahu diver drowned
HONOLULU (AP) — An autopsy on a body found in Yokohama Bay has confirmed that a 67-year-old man died of drowning. The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office says Robert Tamashiro died Sunday of drowning while free-diving near Waianae. His body was found in an underwater cave.
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