Cops: Woman broke into home with knife, bleach, gloves

Police say that they were able to prevent what could've been a much more serious situation over the weekend after an Orange County woman broke into the home of her ex-husband's girlfriend Saturday, toting along with her a knife, bleach, gloves and duct tape.

Investigators say that a concerned neighbor noticed Lizbeth Hernandez, 47, of Middletown, breaking into a home at the Woods III condo complex in Peekskill around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police arrived and found Hernandez inside of the home, hiding in a closet behind some clothing. A baseball bat was also found in Hernandez's car, which she had rented.

"It was very obvious that she had the intent of doing something with all of those [items], and we can all draw conclusions of what that was," said Peekskill Police Chief Eugene Tumolo.

Hernandez faces charges of felony burglary and criminal mischief, but police believe that more charges could be added in the future. She is currently being held at the county jail without bail.

Police: Wife breaks into home of husband's mistress with knife

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