Police: Camera catches ex-worker breaking into Camden restaurant

By Stephen Betts | Nov 06, 2017
Photo by: Knox County Jail Donald J. Seavey

Camden — A  38-year-old Rockland man was arrested Friday, Nov. 3, accused of twice breaking into a restaurant where he had worked and stealing cash.

Donald J. Seavey is charged with two counts of Class B burglary and three counts of felony theft.

According to an affidavit filed in the Knox County courts by Camden police, the owner of Horsefeather Grille called police Nov. 3 to report the suspected break-ins and theft.

The owner reported that he caught Seavey coming out of his office Oct. 30  and $160 in cash was missing from the money bag that was in the office, according to the affidavit. Seavey was fired from his job.

Then on Oct. 31, the owner found a window to the second-floor office opened and $195 in cash was missing from the money bag.

The owner then set up a camera and Nov. 3, the owner reviewed the video and saw Seavey coming through the window and taking money from the money bag.

When contacted by police, Seavey denied stealing the money. He was arrested at that point.

Judge Susan Sparaco set bail at $700 cash for Seavey. Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Baroody had asked for bail to be set at $5,000 cash because of Seavey's long record of thefts.

Seavey has convictions for thefts at the Home Kitchen Cafe, Hannaford supermarket, and Dead River, all in Rockland, the prosecutor said.

Defense attorney for the day Marina Sideris asked for bail to be $700, saying Seavey had two children to support and he had another job at another restaurant.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Don Dickinson | Nov 06, 2017 16:22

SMILE!!! You're on Candid Camera.

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