A report from the public of a suspicious man in a vehicle parked near Ocean View leads to arrest and the recovery of a firearm and drugs.
The Hawai`i Police Department responded to a 7:21 a.m. call on the report of a male parked in a suspicious manner near the area of Aloha Boulevard. Police found the vehicle matching the description given and observed a man passed out in the driver seat of the vehicle holding a pistol.
Police were able to apprehend the man without incident, and the pistol was recovered. Following a search of the vehicle, police found methamphetamine and related drug paraphernalia.
The man was identified as Nikolaus Jason Slavik, a 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man with no permanent address.
Slavik was charged with an array of offenses that include, having a firearm on the highway, two firearm registration violations, fraudulent license plates, possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
He is being held in lieu of $8,525.00 bail pending a court appearance Thursday.
HPD photo of Nikolaus Jason Slavik.