Firearm theft reported

Hawaii Island police are investigating the theft of firearms in connection with a residential burglary in Puna.

At 6 p.m., Monday, police responded to a report of a break-in at a residence in the 15-1600 29th Avenue block of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. Numerous firearms to include pistols, rifles and shotguns were taken. Investigators determined that the incident occurred sometime between Sunday evening and Monday afternoon.

One of the firearms taken was an uncommon, lever action rifle engraved with “Buffalo Bill.”

An older Caucasian man driving an early model pick-up truck and towing a trailer with a lawn mower was seen in that area late Monday afternoon. Detectives would like to identify and interview this individual.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have any other information about it is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Aaron Carvalho of the Area I Special Enforcement Unit at (808) 961-2272 or