Hawaii County Police will hold an informational meeting about a recent rash of car thefts and burglaries in West Hawaii on Tuesday evening, September 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the Konawaena High School cafeteria.
Police and members of the Hawaii County administration will conduct the meeting.
We’re very concerned about this recent spike in crime,” said Mayor Billy Kenoi. “Police will be available to update the community on their investigation, how to make you home less vulnerable to burglary and how to help police catch these people.”
Police have said there has been an increase in burglaries and auto thefts islandwide, not just in West Hawaii.
On August 29, police did a warrant sweep in West Hawaii that resulted in not only drug arrests, but leads in several burglaries. They arrested Joseph Augustino Narzisi at an apartment complex in the Kalaoa area on drug charges. In addition, Criminal Investigations Section detectives investigating a rash of burglaries were able to identify several items in Narzisi’s possession that had been reported stolen in four burglaries in the Kealakekua area between July 4 and August 21. Narzisi was charged with burglary, terroristic threatening, assault and four counts of second-degree theft in connection with those burglaries.
Captain Richard Sherlock said he and Captain Chad Basque will give an update on the burglaries on Tuesday and talk as much as they can about actions they’re taking to apprehend the burglars.