Rockland Police seek information as search continues for Tyler Gricus

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 4:30am

    ROCKLAND — Rockland Police are seeking information as law enforcement officers continue to search the area for a Rockland man who was last seen April 9, 2021. 

    On April 12, 2021, Tyler Gricus was reported missing to the Rockland Police Department. Gricus was staying on a boat in Rockland Harbor, and is believed to have been on foot in Rockland at the time he was last seen, according to Rockland Police, in a news release.

    The Police Department has provided the following timeline:

    The same day as the missing persons’ report, Maine Marine Patrol used cameras to conduct a search around the boat in Rockland Harbor. A search of the shore line in that area was also conducted. Gricus was not located.

    On April 20, 2021,The Maine State Police Dive Team conducted an underwater search in the area of the boat. During that same time the U.S. Coast Guard, including one of their helicopters, conducted a second search of Rockland Harbor and the shore line.

    Rockland Fire and EMS also assisted with using one of their drones to search an area of land along railroad tracks in Rockland.

    Since that time search warrants that were drafted and executed for possible electronic evidence during the initial stages of the investigation have been honored by cell phone and social media providers. This, along with several interviews, has led investigators to focus their search on several areas of land in Knox County, according to Police.

    Today, April 22, with the assistance of the Maine State Police Major crimes Unit, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Rockland Fire and EMS, Owls Head Fire Department, and South Thomaston Fire Department, one of the areas of interest on Rt. 73 in Owls Head was searched.

    The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Rockland Police Department.