Headlines: Home burglary and assault, wanted felon breaks in to apartment, worker has hand severed
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Angel Lahoz, a Newburgh resident, will face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison after attempting to burglarize a relative's home and threatening the victim with a machete. Prosecutors detailed Lahoz's actions, stating that he entered through the bedroom window and rifled through the victim's purse. Upon the victim's inspection of the disturbance, Lahoz allegedly assaulted her, grabbing a machete and forcefully throwing her to the ground. Responding to her distress, the victim's husband and brother apprehended Lahoz, leading to his subsequent arrest. Lahoz is scheduled for sentencing this February.
Law enforcement officials arrested a wanted felon attempting to break into an apartment on Tompkins Terrace in Beacon around 2 a.m. Sunday. The individual, discovered as a two-time convicted felon, was sought on additional robbery charges in Newburgh. Following the apprehension, authorities transferred the suspect to the Newburgh Police Department for further legal procedures.
An Orange County resident is recuperating from severe injuries sustained in an incident in Montgomery. Police reported that the individual was operating a log splitter on Albany Post Road when the machine jammed. While attempting to clear the jam, the machinery unexpectedly activated, severing the man's hand at the wrist. Emergency services airlifted him to Westchester Medical Center. Montgomery police are initiating a comprehensive investigation into the accident.