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Woman, Man Nabbed In Violent Pleasant Valley Home Invasion

Julia Forbes, 20, of Rhinebeck Photo Credit: New York State Police
Michael Farrell, 25, of Accord Photo Credit: New York State Police

A woman and man have been arrested following their involvement in a Pleasant Valley home invasion, police say.

New York State Troopers responded to a residence on Route 44 in Pleasant Valley on the report of a burglary in process on Sunday, March 3.

Police say the victims stated that the man forced his way into the residence and used a knife to threaten physical violence before fleeing the area. 

Further investigation revealed that the suspects, later identified as 20-year-old Julia Forbes of Rhinebeck and 25-year-old Michael Farrell of Accord, conspired to break into the residence and use a knife to menace the victims.

Forbes and Farrell were arrested Monday, March 4 and charged with the following:

  • First-degree burglary, a class B felony
  • Fourth-degree conspiracy, a class E felony

Farrell was also charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class D felony.

Both suspects were arraigned before the Honorable Judge Sears in the town of Pleasant Valley Court. Forbes was remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 secure bond. Farrell was remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 secure bond.

Farrell and Forbes are scheduled to return to court on Thursday, March 7.

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