A Bristol man, 73, has been charged by Bristol police with stealing a historic dry stonewall -- twice -- from Coggeshall Farm Museum on Poppasquash Road.
Steven E. Moran, of 87 Hopeworth Ave., admitted that he stole the stones, said Deputy Police Chief Steven Contente.
“He filled up the bed of a pickup truck,” said Contente.
Moran was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 5, after a warrant was issued by the police department. It was issued after the board of directors of Coggeshall Farm Museum voted to press charges, Contente said.
“A witness saw him remove the rocks from the stonewall at about 5 pm on Sept. 22,” said the deputy chief. “He wrote down the registration number and called the police.
Police officers were able to track him down, he said. Moran took back the stones a few days later but then returned to steal the stones a second time, Contente said.
Moran was arraigned by a justice of the peace on a misdemeanor charge of larceny under $1,500 and released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail. He was given a summons to appear in Sixth District Court on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to face the charge.