A 39-year-old man is accused of stealing one of the front gates from a Naugatuck cemetery, then coming back and stealing the other.
Police received a report on June 9 reporting that a copper gate worth $2,500 was stolen from the front entrance of Grove Cemetery.
Then on July 18, the cemetery reported that another front gate, worth $5,000, had also been stolen.
Police identified Ryan McCarthy as the suspect and said he sold the metal to a scrap metal company.
He has been charged with third-degree larceny, first-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass.
He was held on a $24,000 surety bond and is due in Waterbury Superior Court today.
It's not clear if he has an attorney.