Monday, July 28, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 7 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Two Kona drug arrests lead to another

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:50 a.m. HST, May 07, 2013

Hawaii County police made a routine traffic stop Saturday that eventually led to the arrest of three suspects in two separate cases.

Two women were stopped at 9 p.m. Saturday in Kona, Hawaii County police said. After drug paraphernalia were seen in the car, police seized a glass smoking pipe and two small plastic bags containing residue of a white powdery substance.

The driver, 47-year-old woman from Kailua-Kona, and her passenger, a 37-year-old woman from Pahala, were arrested on suspicion of promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. 

During the arrest, a Kia sedan passed police twice and yelled at one of the women. An officer recognized the Kia’s driver as Chito Reno Asuncion, 37, of Pahala, who was wanted on three outstanding bench warrants. When police tried to stop the Kia, it sped toward two other officers who were standing on the road signaling for him to stop. The officers had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit but were not injured. 

Asuncion was later apprehended on the warrants for two counts of contempt of court and one count of failure to appear. His bail on those charges was set at $20,300. He was also arrested on suspicion of reckless endangering. 

On Sunday, police obtained a search warrant for the Kia and recovered a glass smoking pipe and a small plastic bag with residue of a white powdery substance, as well as brass knuckles. 

Also Sunday, the two women from the initial traffic stop were released pending further investigation. 

On Monday, detectives charged Asuncion with two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of second-degree reckless endangering, carrying a deadly weapon, resisting an order to stop, driving with an expired license, promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail on those offenses was set at $12,000.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 7 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
kahu808 wrote:
on May 7,2013 | 12:00PM
allie wrote:
meth heads..lots of them on the lawless big island
on May 7,2013 | 12:16PM
XlllX wrote:
Lennay Kekua is that you?
on May 7,2013 | 12:33PM
Hawaiians wrote:
Go get em' we don't need no more ice heads.
on May 7,2013 | 02:06PM
yrusodz wrote:
allie would know about meth use as he displays exaggerated brain cell death (necrosis) typical of meth heads. That would explain the constant flow of truly dumb comments.
on May 8,2013 | 12:31PM
cojef wrote:
Meth addicts have little chance at mental rehabiltation as well as regaining their health. A really bad drug that as poor recovery stats.
on May 7,2013 | 01:54PM
olos73 wrote:
Lolo. When you drive by the police 2 times, and yell at the wahine, you only bringing attention to yourself. What, you trying to razz them cuz they got stopped? Well, with all the charges you get, they going razz you. Bachi...
on May 8,2013 | 12:16PM
Breaking News
Political Radar
`My side’

Political Radar
‘He reminds me of me’

Bionic Reporter
Needing a new knee

Warrior Beat
Monday musings

Small Talk
Burning money

Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout