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.