Police Arrest Second Suspect in Theft of Naugatuck Cemetery Gates

Naugatuck police have arrested a second suspect in the theft of a $5,000 gate from a cemetery in July.

Brian Fuda, 42, of Danbury, is accused of stealing a copper gate from the front of Grove Cemetery on July 18 and selling it to a scrap metal company.

He has been charged with third-degree larcenty and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.

Fuda turned himself in to police around 10:30 a.m. on Friday and was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond. He is due in court on Jan. 20. 

Police previously arrested Ryan McCarthy, 39, in connection with two thefts. 

McCarthy is accused of stealing a copper gate worth $2,500 from the front entrance around June 9, then coming back on July 18 and taking another.

He was charged with third-degree larceny, first-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass. McCarthy was released from police custody and is due in court today.

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