Kona Man Held on $184,000 Bail For 15 Offenses

January 9, 2014, 4:54 PM HST
* Updated January 9, 4:55 PM
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A Captain Cook man is being held in lieu of $184,000 bail after being charged with 15 offenses.

Police said the charges resulted from an investigation into the theft of a truck in October.

The 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup was stolen while parked along Mamalahoa in Captain Cook was reported on Oct. 21.

The truck was found by police Jan. 3 in a parking lot in Kealakekua.

Police using a search warrant found eight grams of crystal methamphetamine in the truck along with a glass pipe with residue and a loaded handgun.

The investigation also led police to 32-year-old Joshua Watan, who was arrested on Tuesday.

Watan was charged today with vehicle theft, meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug, drug paraphernalia, five firearms offenses and five counts of violating terms of release on bail.

He was also charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, a Class C felony, for allegedly making a threat to a law enforcement officer while in custody.

Watan remained in the Kona cellblock pending an initial court appearance.

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