An Albrightsville man was sentenced on Thursday in Carbon County court to a state prison term for numerous burglaries he committed in the Penn Forest Township area. He also faces a big restitution bill.
John Angelo Larocco, 24, was sentenced by Judge Joseph J. Matika to serve a total of 36 to 72 months in a state prison followed by five years of probation. He was also ordered to pay total restitution of over $30,000.
Larocco previously pleaded guilty to five counts of burglary and one count of criminal trespass. Larocco was involved in a total of 18 burglaries that occurred over a period of time back in September 2011. Larocco's method of breaking into homes was kicking in a door. Various personal items were removed from the homes.
Larocco was caught by state police at Fern Ridge when troopers responded to one of the break-ins while in progress. Larocco was found walking nearby the home that was entered, carrying a bag containing items from the home. He later admitted to his involvement in the other entries.
Although he pleaded to just five of the 18 burglaries, the plea agreement he made with the district attorney's office called for him to make restitution in all 18 break-ins.
Larocco told Matika that he had a long-term drug addiction pro