Rockland Police Trying to Return Lost & Found Items from Their Treasuer Trove

ROCKLAND, Maine (WABI) Have you lost jewelry, money or a phone in the Rockland area?

Rockland Police might be able to help you recover them by taking a look into their treasure trove of items that have been found.

They have lost property from as far back as 2008.

According to Maine state law, the Police department has to publicly list lost and found items in the newspaper.

If unclaimed for five months they can be returned to the person who found it, sold at auction, or donated to a nonprofit.

Rockland Deputy Chief of Police Christopher Young says, "We get a lot of property turned in to us that is found, especially during the summer months being a tourist community people drop and lose smaller items usually and it gets logged into our evidence and stored on a shelf. And at times it just backs up because detectives are so busy, they don't have time to just continually try to purge this evidence. So, in the process of restructuring our evidence room we are now to return found property."

For a list of found items go to the Rockland Maine Police Department facebook page.

If you'd like to claim an item, call Detective Alex Gaylor at 594-0316 extension 253 and describe it.