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One Arrest In Cemetery Theft; More Expected

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Jonathon Leville (Courtesy Waterbury police)

Jonathon Leville (Courtesy Waterbury police)

Waterbury police have arrested a Plantsville man in connection with the theft of bronze statues from Riverside Cemetery this week.  They were recovered at an out-of-town scrapyard — but one was destroyed beyond repair.

Police say 21-year-old Jonathon Leveille faces larceny, conspiracy, and criminal mischief,  as well as interference with a cemetery or burial ground and unlawful sale of gravestones.

Police say additional arrests.  and additional charges are expected.

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