UPDATE: $1,500 Reward Offered for Stolen Trumpets
A Big Island musician is offering a $1,500 reward for the public’s help recovering three trumpets stolen Monday from a car parked near a popular South Kohala beach.
The horns belong to Jason Gamer, general manager and member of the music faculty of the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, a non-profit organization based at Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
According to Gamer, someone broke into the car parked just outside the parking lot of Hapuna Beach State Recreational Area at about 11:45 p.m. on Monday.
In addition to the instruments, the thief or thieves also took a MacBook Pro laptop computer in a black canvas briefcase.
The stolen horns were described as a 1946 Martin Committee Trumpet with serial No. 154717, a Schilke P54 piccolo trumpet with serial No. 12864 and a Bach 229 C-trumpet, serial No. CL35836.
The horns, along with mouthpieces and other equipment, were in a Torpedo Bag black leather hard case.
The reward is being offered for the return of the instruments in undamaged condition.
Anyone with information on the stolen items is asked to call the police department at 935-3311.
***Updated on July 26.***