Authorities Seek Man in Firearms Possession Investigation

The Hawai`i Police Department is looking for Cody Araw who is wanted for questioning related to a firearms possession investigation that took place on Saturday.

Police received a call 9:50 a.m. about a suspicious vehicle near the Kaupakauea Homesteads area in Pepeekeo.

Upon arrival, authorities found two men. One man was in the driver seat of the vehicle parked in the bushes, and a second man was positioned behind the vehicle.

The man in the driver seat of the vehicle when he saw the police immediately fled the area on foot. The man behind the vehicle tried to flee but was detained by officers for questioning and later arrested.

On the ground near the second man positioned in the back of the vehicle was a black firearms case, some ammunition and drug related paraphernalia. Within the vehicle officers saw a rifle.

The arrested man is identified as Bruce Bello, a 37-year old from Pepeekeo.

Police are seeking the second man that fled who is identified as Cody Araw, a 26-year old male from Pepeekeo.

Police are continuing the investigation while searching for Araw and are asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

HPD provided photo.

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