Police tell us that a large amount of copper wire was taken from the Verizon office on Main Street.
An employee reported the wire ":missing": on Tuesday.
Police are still trying to figure out exactly how much of the copper wire was taken.
They do know it’s a significant amount, worth a lot of money.
":Copper has become a big target recently because the value of it has increased.": Lt. Harold Page of the Ellsworth Police Department recently told TV5.
Police say there have been several thefts of copper from construction sites.
Thieves have also taken copper plumbing out of vacant buildings, so they can sell it.
Anyone with information about the Verizon theft is asked to call the Ellsworth Police Department at 667-2168.