- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) - Two men have been arrested in connection with a June break-in at the Raymond Historical Society and the theft of railroad uniform buttons, patches and badges.

Police said last week they arrested 19-year-old Nathan Fortier of Pembroke and 18-year-old Ronald Fitzwater of Manchester on charges of theft, conspiracy, trespassing and burglary.

They are scheduled to appear at Candia Circuit Court for arraignment on Nov. 2. It wasn’t immediately known if they had lawyers and there were no phone listings for them.

Police said they also planned to arrest a third person, a juvenile.

The society, which meets in a rail depot, noticed in June that an old caboose that houses some its memorabilia had been broken into.

Diana DeBruyckere, the society’s vice president, said a conductor’s cap was returned, but to her knowledge, the buttons and patches haven’t been accounted for yet.

“Those were of historical value,” she said Monday.

She said there was some damage inside the train car, which still needs to repaired.

DeBruyckere said the total loss is estimated at about $4,700.

The society recently updated the depot through funding from grants and other sources.


This story has been corrected to show the last name of the historical society president is DeBruyckere, not DeBrucyckere.

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