Portland Police Make Arrest in Connection with Attempted Burglary


An arrest was made early this morning in connection with an attempted commercial burglary to the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street.  Police were called to the area at 2:46 am by a citizen reporting hearing the sound of breaking glass. Officers discovered that glass in the door to the Maine Historical Society had been broken but it did not appear entry had been gained.

Tim Toun, (DOB 11/27/88) along with another man, were found nearby on Preble Street.  Toun had an active warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody for the warrant charging him with 2 counts of theft.  The second subject was released without charges.

Following the arrest on the warrant, detectives were able to establish probably cause and charge Toun for the attempted burglary and criminal mischief of the Maine Historical Society.  Toun is currently being held at the Cumberland County Jail

Police continue to investigate the string of burglaries and as of this time no one has been charged for the other crimes.  Investigators will be meeting with a prosecutor from the DA’s office to discuss these investigations.