Hudson Valley couple arrested for home invasion

On Monday, March 4, the New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested Michael J. Farrell, 25, of Accord, and Julia M. Forbes, 20, of Rhinebeck, for Burglary in the 1st degree, a class B felony, and Conspiracy in the 4th degree, a class E felony. Farrell was additionally arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree, a class D felony.

On Sunday, March 3, troopers responded to a residence on Route 44 in the town of Pleasant Valley for a burglary in progress. Victims at the scene stated a male forced his way into their residence and used a knife to threaten physical violence prior to fleeing. Investigators believe Forbes and Farrell conspired to break into the victim’s residence and then utilize a knife to menace the victims.

Farrell and Forbes were arraigned in town of Pleasant Valley Court. Forbes was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 secure bond. Farrell was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 secure bond.  Both subjects are scheduled to reappear before the Court on March 7 at 5:30 p.m.

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