Headlines: Tattoo parlor owner accused of storming Capitol, robbery spree, children's center in need

Here are some of the stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2021, 4:02 PM

Updated 1,192 days ago

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Here are some of the stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
The owner of a tattoo parlor in Newburgh has been arrested and charged with storming the U.S. Capitol. Roberto Minuta, who lives in Hackettstown, New Jersey, was arrested this weekend and is facing a slew of charges for his alleged actions on Jan. 6. Photos obtained from the criminal complaint show Minuta in tactical gear as he allegedly breached the Capitol. His preliminary hearing was held virtually Monday afternoon in White Plains Federal Court. He's been charged with entering a restricted building, obstructing an official proceeding and destroying evidence in a case - charges that could net him some significant jail time. Minuta is out of jail, released on $150,000 bond.
Three suspects are wanted in connection to a robbery spree in New Rochelle. Investigators say the trio jumped two men Sunday night on North Avenue. Just minutes later, there were two similar attacks - one on Church Street and the other on North Avenue. All three attacks are believed to be connected.
In Rockland County, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are joining forces to try to save the Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center. Each year the facility helps over 100 at-risk kids with varying mental health issues. However, the state is proposing cuts that would close the inpatient facility and move the beds to the Bronx. 


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