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Man Located in Stolen Truck Faces 11 Charges

November 17, 2014, 4:01 PM HST
* Updated November 17, 4:06 PM
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A man found in a stolen pickup truck Friday has been charged with 11 offenses.

According to a Hawai’i Police Department release, Kona patrol officers responded to a 10 p.m. report of suspicious activity at the end of King Kamehameha III Extension in Keauhou.

When police ran a check on the license plate of a 2004 Ford Ranger that was found in the vicinity, they learned that the plate was from a different vehicle.

At that time, officers arrested a 27-year-old man who was operating the vehicle and took him to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

The man was identified as Isaac K. Abrojena of Captain Cook.

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Police investigation led to the discovery that the truck had been reported stolen from a home on Sea Breeze Parkway in Ocean View on Oct. 27.

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Further investigation also led to the recovery of a sawed-off shotgun with ammunition, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, including instruments associated with the use of crystal methamphetamine.

On Sunday morning, Abrojena was charged with 11 offenses, including unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, fraudulent use of license plates, four firearms offenses, promoting a detrimental drug, and two counts each of promoting a dangerous drug and possessing illegal drug paraphernalia.

Abrojena’s bail was set at $14,250. His initial court appearance was scheduled for Monday.

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