MOUNT DESERT, Maine (AP) – Two Rhode Island men were arrested on criminal trespass charges after allegedly going on Martha Stewart’s property on Mount Desert Island, police said.

Police said they are treating the case like any other criminal trespass case, but they withheld most of the basic information on the incident. The district attorney was brought into the case almost immediately.

Stewart, who is free while appealing her conviction for lying to investigators about a stock sale, had only a brief comment about Thursday’s incident.

“Talk to the police. That will be fine,” she told the Bangor Daily News from her office in New York City.

Mount Desert Police Chief James Willis would not say whether the men entered Stewart’s house, which overlooks Somes Sound. The two were identified as David Cimalore, 44, of Westerly, R.I., and Joseph Moretti, 37, of Cranston, R.I.

Stewart was sentenced earlier this month to five months in prison and five months of house arrest after she was convicted of lying to authorities about a 2001 stock sale. She is appealing her conviction.

AP-ES-07-30-04 1027EDT

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