Two Wilton residents, one believed to be the co-captain of the high school wrestling team, were arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to steal a New Canaan Rams flag from the press box at Dunning Field.
Matthew G. Hill, 18, of Pheasant Run Road in Wilton, and a 17-year old male whose name was not released because he's considered a youthful offender, were charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny after they were allegedly caught red-handed with the flag, according to
Both Hill and the 17-year old male were dressed in Wilton wrestling attire and believed to be competing in the FCIAC wrestling tournament at on Feb. 11, according to the police report. Numerous rosters and websites list Hill as a senior co-captain who wrestles in the 140 pound weight class. When reached by phone, Wilton head wrestling coach John Foldeak issued a no comment to Patch.
According to New Canaan Police officials, a security officer working at the wrestling meet, was alerted around 2:19 p.m. that there were two individuals near the press box at Dunning Field. Police officers were contacted and upon arriving at the scene, discovered two males, one of whom was holding a New Canaan Rams flag in his hands. The police report stated the doors to the press box were locked, but the suspects apparently climbed through a window to secure the flag.
According to police officials, both suspects were taken to the New Canaan Police Department to be processed. They were both released on the promise to appear in court. Hill is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Feb. 23 while the 17-year old youthful offender is scheduled to appear on Feb. 22.
This is the second incident at Dunning Field within the last two years. In November 2010, were arrested after allegedly vandalizing Dunning Field.