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Police: Man Broke Into Barn to Steal Car Parts

The Naugatuck man was arrested on burglary, larceny and trespassing charges.

The latest arrests from Naugatuck Police Department. Credit: Patch File Photo
The latest arrests from Naugatuck Police Department. Credit: Patch File Photo

A 40-year-old Naugatuck man was arrested on multiple charges Dec. 28 after police allegedly caught him trying to steal car parts from a barn.

According to a report from Naugatuck Police, officers responded to a residence on Union City Road at about 9:20 p.m. that day. Upon arrival, officers spotted the man, identified as John Fruin, of 167 High St.

Fruin was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny. He was released on a $25,000 non-srety bond, police said, and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Jan. 8.

chuck January 07, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Dude already is facing half a dozen other like charges from two separate arrests last year. Now these new charges......brutal, just brutal. Can someone with a straight face come on here and tell me he will never commit another crime in his lifetime??? Please....after some judge slaps him on the wrist again, he'll be back terrorizing Naugatuck...stealing, robbing, burglarizing and forging. People say I'm nuts, but I mean seriously.....get this guy outta here. Rocket him off to some planet somewhere so we can live in peace.
Phil January 07, 2014 at 10:13 PM
If only there was, I don't know, maybe it's crazy talk on my part, but just suppose there was a building, and not just any building, but a special building. A building with maybe high walls and barbed wire on the perimeter and inside we would keep the people who are predators on society locked up, maybe in small, cell like rooms. Even better, the people living there would work a farm or perform some other manual labor to offset the costs of their stay. It does not have to be a place of pain and torture (sorry Chuck), but unpleasant enough that they do not ever want to return. One can only dream.
chuck January 08, 2014 at 05:07 AM
Sadly, Phil, we already have those buildings in place. Trouble is, a majority of the population feels that those places are already houses of pain and torture. "Do-gooders" (lawmakers) try their best to keep people out of them, but if someone does have to go, the stays are short and relatively comfortable. Result......it is not unpleasant enough to cause the clown to not want to return. So we're left with people like this Fruin and hundreds of thousands like him.
Phil January 08, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Well, Chuck, I agree with you on this issue. Remember the now famous New York times headline a few years ago: "Crime Down but Prison Population on the Rise" http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/sunday/falling-crime-teeming-prisons.html
chuck February 05, 2014 at 05:34 AM
And....Who left the damn barn door open?????

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