December 14 – From Kokua Line, Two people in blue embroidered uniforms with laminated badges were going door to door in our Hawaii Kai neighborhood saying they were promoting fire safety and were doing free checks of extinguishers and fire alarms inside the home. The next day they called, trying to set up an appointment and when refused promptly hung up. Who are these people?
Answer: Kokua Line received phone calls from other readers asking about the same or similar door-to-door crews in different Oahu neighborhoods. Thet are not affilicated with the HFD, said spokesman, Fire Capt. David Jenkins. [Star-Advertiser – library card req.]
This website also notes that this is similar to a scam where individuals were going door-to-door posing as HPD and asking for entry to residents’ homes. [Oct 2016 News] Please do not let unknown individuals into your home; call 911 to report the incident promptly.
December 13 – Police are investigating an armed robbery at The Shack, a Hawaii Kai Shopping Center restaurant. Two suspects were detained and another fled by motorcycle. The robbery took place at 1:15 in the morning, just as employees were closing the store. [HNN] [KHON/YouTube]
December 11 – Honolulu Marathon, Hawaii Kai Footage [heeman3/YouTube]
December 9 – CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in finding a robbery suspect who walks with a distinct waddle. The suspect robbed the Bank of Hawaii branch in Kaimuki, 3600 Waialae Avenue, on Friday, Dec. 9, at 11:39 a.m. [KHON]