Solar photovoltaic system stolen from Puna park

PUNA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police are investigating the theft of a solar photovoltaic system from MacKenzie State Park in Puna sometime between April 26 and April 28.

Police say one or more persons apparently climbed onto the roof of the park's new bathrooms and removed the panels and then cut a heavy duty chain link fence, gaining access to the control box and a water pump.

Total value of the items stolen and damaged was more than $5,000.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information on the identity of the person or persons responsible call Officer Joseph Passmore at 965-2716.

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