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Burglar Attempted To Assault Senior Citizen In Her Home, Beacon PD Says

Beacon Police arrested a Middletown man for punching a 71-year-old after forcing his way into her apartment.
Beacon Police arrested a Middletown man for punching a 71-year-old after forcing his way into her apartment. Photo Credit: Beacon PBA on Facebook

BEACON, N.Y. -- A Middletown man was arrested Saturday in Beacon for punching a 71-year-old woman in the face after forcing his way into her apartment, according to Beacon Police Chief Doug Solomon.

Abimael Rivera, 22, was charged with felony burglary, attempted assault, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest after police responded to an apartment on Main Street around 5:30 a.m. for a call for help, Solomon said.

According to police, Rivera knocked on the woman's door and then forced his way inside before punching her, police said.

When officers arrived and attempted to take him into custody he struggled with them and was eventually subdued and placed under arrest.

Rivera is being held at the Dutchess County Jail.

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