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July 1, 2017

VSP/Guilford/Burglary/17B104100: Update

VSP Press Release-Incident  UPDATE

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B104100
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Max Trenosky                             
STATION: VSP Westminster                     
CONTACT#: 802-254-2382

DATE/TIME: 06-30-17 1700 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Tater Lane Guilford
VIOLATION: Burglary, Poss. of Stolen Property

ACCUSED:  Louis Mims                                             
AGE: 57
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, CT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 06-30-17 the Bernardston Massachusetts Police Department contacted the Vermont State Police as they received information that a red Ford Taurus with Connecticut registration had been seen in their area during timeframe's when burglaries were being reported.  As a result VSP attempted to locate the vehicle but could not.  In the afternoon hours on 06-30-17 and several hours after a burglary on Tater Lane in the town of Guilford, Bernardston PD located the Ford Taurus.  A traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued.  The Massachusetts State Police and Bernardston Police eventually conducted a traffic stop after the vehicle was disabled.  The operator, Louis Mims of Hartford CT was arrested and charged with several criminal acts in Massachusetts.  During an inventory search of the vehicle, items that were stolen from inside a residence on Tater Lane were located.  Mims was arrested and bail was set at 25000 dollars in Massachusetts.  On 07-01-17 Mims was cited at the Franklin County Jail in Greenfield, MA for Possession of Stolen Property (VT-felony).  Mims will have to appear on August 29, 2017 in Brattleboro for his arraignment.

COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 08-29-17 0800           
COURT: Windham
LODGED - LOCATION: Franklin County Jail    
BAIL:25K violations conducted in MA
MUG SHOT: Yes photo attached.