Police arrest 5 in Liliha game room raid

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Police arrested five people at a suspected illegal game room in Liliha.

Officers raided a structure at 1862 Liliha St. at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Honolulu police spokeswoman Sarah Yoro said officers seized 18 gambling devices from the site.

Police also arrested a woman, 24, on suspicion of promoting gambling in the second-degree and possession of a gambling device. Three other women — ages 22, 38 and 40 — and a 29-year-old man were arrested for warrants.

Prosecutors want 1 police corruption trial

U.S. prosecutors want one trial for a corruption case against former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, his deputy prosecutor wife and current and former officers.

Prosecutors filed a response Tuesday to various motions by the defendants asking for separate trials. Prosecutors say four trials would bog down the court’s schedule, require multiple juries and force witnesses to testify repeatedly about the facts.

A hearing on the issue is scheduled for April 10.

Parents alerted after man tries to grab boy

An unknown male suspect allegedly attempted to grab a student’s hand in one of the bathrooms at Kipapa Elementary School in Mililani.

Principal Corinne Yogi sent a letter to parents and guardians to inform them of the incident that occurred about 9:10 a.m. Tuesday. The male student reported that he was washing his hands in the boy’s bathroom when the suspect attempted to grab his hand.

Police said there are no arrests at this time.

Police ID man who died saving daughter

A 46-year-old visitor who died after he rescued his daughter, 15, off Maui, was identified Wednesday as Brian Lazorishak of Whitefish, Mont.

The Maui Fire Department reported Lazorishak jumped into the water after a large wave swept his daughter in while she was standing by the water at Olivine Pools at Kahakuloa on Tuesday.

He brought his daughter back to a rocky area, but he was found unresponsive in the water.


Source: 911 in the 808