UPDATE: The puppies that had been reported stolen have been returned, according to family members. [MORE]

ORIGINAL STORY: Police are investigating a report of four stolen pit bull puppies from a home in Hancock on Sunday.

The puppies were reportedly stolen from a home on the Washington Junction Road. The man, Jeffrey Long, says three males and one female were taken. Three of them are white-and-black, and one is white-and-brindle.

The puppies were reportedly taken at about 3 p.m. The puppies are 6 1/2 weeks old.

If you have any information about the location of these puppies, call the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at (207) 667-7575.