Man Charged For Drugs, Stolen Firearm

April 16, 2020, 7:30 AM HST (Updated April 16, 2020, 1:22 AM)
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Bruce Bello Jr. PC: HPD

Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a man with several offenses after arresting him in possession of heroin and a stolen firearm.

Officers arrested Bruce Ah Fong “BJ” Bello, Jr. following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the Pepeʻekeo area on Monday, April 13.

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During the search of the residence, police recovered 52.6 grams of heroin, two rifles and ammunition.  It was determined that one of the rifles recovered was removed in a burglary last year.

Bello was charged with two counts of Promotion of a Dangerous Drug in the first-degree, Drug Paraphernalia and three counts of Ownership Prohibited. His bail was set at $130,000.

The suspect made an initial court appearance Wednesday, April 15 in South Hilo District Court.

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