Police raid yields drugs, ammo
Police recovered a bullet-resistant vest and hundreds of rounds of ammunition Tuesday night when they raided an alleged stolen-car chop shop in Aiea.
At 99-540 Aliipoe Drive, officers found two automobile engines with defaced vehicle identification numbers, a small amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia, a bullet-resistant vest from the military, and 350 rounds of shotgun and handgun ammunition, according to police.
Auto theft investigators said that for months prior to the bust, neighbors had complained about late-night activity at the chop shop, with grinding and welding sounds going on all night and morning and various vehicles being abandoned on the street.
The suspect who lived in the house, 34-year-old Jobey Nakamoto, had already been arrested and charged earlier this week for a separate domestic violence case April 24 involving his ex-girlfriend.
Police said the suspect had confronted the victim outside her Ewa home, then forced her into his vehicle and threatened her with a knife.
The suspect then drove around the island while allegedly assaulting her, police said. The victim later called police, and on Monday they arrested Nakamoto and charged him with kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree assault in the case involving his ex-girlfriend.
He has not been arrested in the chop shop case, police said.