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Kona Man Held on $495,000 Bail

August 31, 2012, 4:47 PM HST
* Updated September 4, 9:14 AM
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The arrest of a Kona man Wednesday during a warrant sweep has led police to a burglary ring police believe to be responsible for numerous break-ins in West Hawaii.

Joseph Augustino Narzisi, 25, was arrested at an apartment complex in the Kalaoa area of Kailua-Kona where police allegedly found 63 grams of methamphetamine and other drugs. He was charged Thursday with a variety of offenses related to the search of the apartment and of a home Narzisi occupied in Kealakekua.

Police said his offenses involved drugs as well as firearms, including two handguns and a large quantity of ammunition.

Narzisi had previously been stopped Aug. 22 in a car that has been observed speeding on Palani Road. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found in the vehicle, although Narzisi was able to flee the scene on foot.

Narzisi’s bail was set at $495,000.

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 ***Updated on Sept. 4 to include suspect’s age.***

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