February 25, 2020
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Augusta man most prolific burglar, prosecutor says

AUGUSTA, Maine — A district attorney is calling an Augusta man suspected of a daytime home burglary in Clinton the most prolific burglar he’s seen in 24 years as a prosecutor.

The Kennebec Journal says 49-year-old Kevin J. Collins was arrested Wednesday after leading police on a chase through the woods after a man found a burglar inside his home.

Kennebec and Somerset County District Attorney Evert Fowle says Collins has a criminal history dating to 1978. He has pleaded guilty to more than 100 burglaries, thefts and other charges.

Fowle says that when police searched Collins’ home they found color-coded journals and atlases with burglaries committed and burglaries planned.

Collins denies the latest charges. Collins was ordered held without bail.

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