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Headlines: Arson/attempted murder in Spring Valley, Monticello home invasion, Congers fire

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2021, 10:22 AM

Updated 1,171 days ago


Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A Spring Valley woman is facing charges after accusations of intentionally starting a fire. Police say Barbara Desilva ignited the fire Tuesday at the Golden Acres Adult Home in Spring Valley where she lived, with the intention to harm another male resident. Desilva is charged with second-degree arson and attempted second-degree murder. She is being held in Rockland County Jail on $100,000 bail.
State police say an altercation in a Monticello apartment led to a break-in, then an assault and shots fired. Troopers tell News 12 the home invasion happened at an apartment complex on Harmony Lane Friday when two men broke into one of the units. They say Andre Fogo and Rachain Wilson, who are both from Monticello, forced their way into the home to confront a resident about a previous altercation. Both men were beating the resident when a second occupant inside the apartment opened fire with his legal firearm and struck Wilson. State police say the men took off and drove to Garnet Health Medical Center's Catskill location in Harris where a trooper caught up with the pair. Wilson was treated and released with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Both men have been charged with felony burglary and are being held on bail at Sullivan County Jail.
A fire devastated a home in Congers on Tanglewood Court. Crews arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. News 12 is told the fire began in the enclosed back porch and then spread to the home. No injuries have been reported.

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