OLD TOWN, Maine — A former member of the city’s Police Department who resigned last year is being investigated by the Maine attorney general’s office, officials confirmed Thursday.
Sgt. Mike Hashey resigned in April and was identified as “the subject of a criminal investigation that involves the alleged theft of items from the department’s evidence room,” Old Town police Chief Scott Wilcox said at the time.
Wilcox said Thursday that he could not comment on the matter.
Last year, Wilcox declined to comment about the items reportedly taken from the evidence room or how the alleged theft could affect the police cases Hashey was working on before his departure.
Hashey was a 23-year veteran with the Old Town force.
The Waldo County district attorney’s office initially handled the case because the Penobscot County district attorney had a conflict of interest, Wilcox said last year.
Waldo County Assistant District Attorney Bill Entwisle said Thursday that the decision to move the investigation to the AG’s office was made based on efficiencies.
“The attorney general’s office had some other cases going on with him so it made sense for one prosecutor to handle them,” Entwisle said.
All the cases have been grouped into one case, he said.
Assistant Attorney General Gregg Bernstein is handling Hashey’s case, Entwisle said.
Entwisle declined to comment about the nature of the case or if any charges were pending, referring all questions to Bernstein.
Bernstein said through Tim Feeley, spokesman for the AG’s office, that no charges have been filed.
Messages left for Hashey on Thursday were not returned.
The attorney general’s office confirmed that it is now handling the matter involving Hashey but declined to provide any further information.
“A matter involving Mike Hashey has been forwarded to this office for review, but we cannot comment beyond that,” Feeley said in a Thursday email.