Police probe theft of as much as $10,000 in items from elderly woman’s Rockport home

Posted Jan. 06, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — Rockport police are investigating the apparent theft of a large amount of personal items from the home of an elderly woman.

Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley said that the department, with the assistance of the Rockland police department, have interviewed a number of people who had access to the home and had provided housekeeping services.

The chief said one difficulty with the investigation is that the window for the possible thefts is two years. He said a lot of personal items, including jewelry, is believed to have been taken. The value of the items is as much as $10,000.

Some people have been interviewed more than once and re-interviews are likely. He said the department has narrowed the list of people who require further investigating but declined to say whether there are suspects. He said investigators got differing stories from those interviewed.

The case could go to a future grand jury, he said.

The daughter of the woman reported the matter to police. The daughter has power of attorney over her mother, he said.