Police: Armed Hamden fugitive captured at Milford motel

MILFORD — City police said they helped capture an armed Hamden man on a probation violation at a local motel this week.

Milford Police Officer Kevin Hilliard helped the state Department of Correction Fugitive Unit locate Tijun Mims, 26, at the Red Roof Inn on Rowe Avenue. Police said Mims was found to be in possession of an assault rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and four high-capacity magazines.

Milford police detectives obtained a search warrant to seize the firearms and an arrest warrant for Mims. Police served the arrest warrant Feb. 18 while Mims was in custody at the New Haven Correctional Center.

Mims was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon and four counts of possession of a high capacity magazine. He was held on $150,000 bond for his arraignment Feb. 18.

Mims has previously been convicted of robbery and weapons charges dating back to 2013, according to the state judicial website.