News Release Date: April 28, 2016
Contact: NPS Investigative Services Branch, Tip Line 888-653-0009
Update: four men to face federal charges after vandalism and theft at Timpanogos Cave
An ISB investigation into vandalism and theft at Timpanogos Cave National Monument has led the US Attorney's Office, District of Utah to issue federal charges against four men.
After a historic building was found to be damaged and valuable rescue gear stolen last year, ISB Special Agents began gathering evidence and tracing it back to those believed to be responsible. Prosecutors charged Angel Sebastian Gonzales, Chase Colby Thornwall, Russell Benitez Thornwall, and Nico Benitez Thornwall with theft and destruction of US Government property. The men, ages 19 and 20, could serve up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the felony charges.
Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call the toll-free ISB Tip Line at . You don't have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know.