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Men Charged for Burglary at Shakespeare Theatre

The men reportedly tried to swipe valuable piping from the building's roof.

Two local men were arrested early Saturday for allegedly attempting to steal valuable copper tubing from the roof of Stratford's Shakespeare Theatre.

According to a report in the Connecticut Post, Anthony Maseto, of Stratford, and Matthew Iannone, of Milford, were arrested after police noticed a vehicle parked near the historic Elm Street theatre.

After a brief search of the grounds, the men were apprehended and arrested shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, police reportedly told the newspaper. Police said they were attempting to steal piping from the theatre's air-conditioning system, then flee in the nearby vehicle, according to the Post.

Maseto and Iannone were charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, first-degree criminal mischief, criminal trespass and fifth-degree larceny, according to the newspaper.

Back in March, the theatre was victim to another burglary when two painted steel shields were stolen from the building's balcony.

Common Sense Moderate October 29, 2012 at 02:23 PM
These people should be put in stockades in the town center so that townspeople passing by can spit on them and hurl insults. Either that, or we just beat the shit out them.
Helene E. Logan October 29, 2012 at 04:27 PM
HAHAHA I am so with you!
Walt October 29, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Hey at least someone was able to get something out of that dump.
Thomas Gee October 29, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Great police work to catch them.
Tom Heltzel October 30, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Crack heads!!
Common Sense Moderate January 20, 2013 at 06:29 PM
This conversation ended in October, but since you want to comment... I don't live in a glass house - I live in a brick house. I'm not sure you know what the term "people who live in glass houses" even means. It would relevant if I was guilty myself of committing burglary, but that's not the case. So, not even sure what you mean, even though you've had 3 months to think about. My call for them to be put in a stockade and e spat upon is called sarcasm and hyperbole, and is related to the historic nature of the building. Either you get the joke, or you don't. Also, the people who did this deserve our insults. Soooooo, YOU chill.

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