Headlines: Teens charged in graffiti case, fentanyl and gun trafficking, home invasion plot

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Dec 7, 2023, 12:19 PM

Updated 218 days ago


Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Two 14-year-olds from Peekskill are facing accusations of spraying graffiti on public property. According to Yorktown police, the boy and girl painted multiple graffiti "tags" on the sound barrier near Route 6 and Mill Street. They were arrested and charged with two counts of juvenile delinquency following the incident that occurred on Monday.
Rafael Figueroa, accused of fentanyl and gun trafficking, is confronted with a multitude of charges—94, according to the Attorney General's Office. Reports indicate Figueroa was found in possession of multiple loaded handguns, an assault rifle, high-capacity ammunition, and over $140,000 worth of drugs. Allegedly involved in 11 drug sales and four firearm sales, the trafficking operations spanned from NYC to Rockland County.
Two men from Virginia have been sentenced for planning a home invasion robbery in Irvington. The scheme aimed to rob residents of tens of millions of dollars in Bitcoin and cash. Both Shon Morgan and Dominic Pineda pleaded guilty in federal court in White Plains. Morgan received a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence, while Pineda was sentenced to five-and-a-half years for their involvement in the planned robbery.

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