Epsom couple charged in burglaries all across area
CONCORD - An Epsom couple is facing dozens of charges in connection with a series of burglaries and thefts in more than a dozen communities.
Timothy Mills, 23, and Tara Butts, 23, both of 86 Windymere Drive, also were indicted on one count each of endangering their 2-month-old daughter who slept in a crib where a knife was stored, according to the indictments. Butts' indictment says she also endangered the baby by having a 'cooking spoon' containing Percocet in the infant's diaper bag.
A second man, Jeremy Salvatore, 22, of 190 Dowboro Road, Pittsfield, also was indicted on 11 counts of burglary, four of them - one in Chichester and the other three in Hopkinton - are connected to the Epsom couple.
The break-ins happened in a period of about two months, between Sept. 24, 2011, and Nov. 18, 2011.
Mills was indicted on 32 charges including two class A burglary offenses; 10 class B burglary complaints; 17 misdemeanor charges of receiving stolen property; one attempted burglary; one count of possessing marijuana, and the child-endangerment offense, a misdemeanor.
Butts was indicted on 29 offenses including three counts of conspiracy to commit burglary; four charges of being an accomplice to burglary; 19 misdemeanor charges of receiving stolen property; one count of endangerment, a misdemeanor; one charge of possessing marijuana, and a felony charge of possessing Oxycodone.
The couple was arrested last November when Weare Police Chief Greg Begin pulled over a car that had an expired inspection sticker on it.
He noticed jewelry on the floor of the car, and Mills allegedly had a Weare resident's driver's license on him as well as prescription narcotics in that individual's name. Police said they found items taken in two Weare burglaries in the car. Both were arrested.
The Merrimack County indictments connect the couple to burglaries in Chichester, Concord, Dunbarton, Epsom, Hopkinton and Hooksett. Additionally, stolen property recovered at the couple's home in Epsom belonged to residents in those towns as well as in Candia, North Sutton, New Boston, Pittsfield, Bow, Alton, Goffstown, Bow, Barnstead, and New Boston.
Among the items stolen were a .45 caliber Kimber handgun; a box of ammunition; an iPod; jewelry and jewelry boxes, and laptop computers.