Construction workers at DeLuca Field who wondered where some of the site's stones went missing now have their answer.
A Stratford resident has been charged with stealing more than $550 worth of stone from the site following an arrest during the early hours of Dec 1.
Ellen Kamm, 52, of 660 Riverdale Drive, told police she drove by the construction site "every day and thought it was OK" to take some stones, a police report said.
Stratford police spotted Kamm's van at 4:21 a.m. Thursday parked behind large construction equipment in the DeLuca Field parking lot, the report said. Although the van left the lot as the patrol car entered it, police caught up with Kamm on Riverdale Drive, the report said.
Police said "in excess of 40 pieces" of granite matching the appearance of the construction site's rock was visible in the rear of the van. When questioned about it, Kamm reportedly admitted to taking the granite, saying she thought it was OK to do so.
Kamm reportedly allowed the police to search her vehicle and home. An additional 21 buckets containing the same stone was allegedly found in the rear of Kamm's home. The woman reportedly told police she made multiple trips to DeLuca Field that morning.
Jim Kurtz of Dalling Construction, the company working at DeLuca Field, confirmed that the stone matched the kind from his site and valued the amount in Kamm's possession in excess of $550, the report said.
Kamm was charged with fifth-degree larceny and third-degree criminal trespass and given a court date of Dec. 15
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