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Pike County man enters guilty plea and sentencing for thefts at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2011

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Matthew Trentacosta, age 27, of Milford, Pike County, pleaded guilty yesterday before Senior District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to charges stemming from two separate thefts committed within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Trentacosta was then sentenced to four months in prison and ordered to pay restitution by Senior Judge Caputo.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Trentacosta pleaded guilty to an Information which charged that on June 23, 2010, Trentacosta committed a break-in and theft at the Cliff Park Inn and Golf Course maintenance facility. Tools and other maintenance items were taken in the break-in. The Information also charged that on July 5, 2010, Trentacosta committed a break-in and theft from a residence located on the Cliff Park property. Several items of jewelry were taken from the residence. Cliff Park is within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and is owned by the National Park Service.

     U.S. Attorney Smith noted that the investigation was conducted by the United States Department of Interior, National Park Service, and that the case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.

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