Ongoing Robbery Investigation Results in Arrests
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau reports the arrests of three (3) individuals in connection with a home-invasion style robbery which occurred at a residence in the Town of Pleasant Valley on 7/2/22. The defendants, along with their associated charges and arraignment information, are as follows:
- Marlon Washington, age 47 of Poughkeepsie (City). Charged with Robbery 1st and 2nd degree, Burglary 1st degree, Kidnapping 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, and Conspiracy 4th degree (all felonies). Arrested on 11/17/22, arraigned before the Town of Union Vale Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail with no bail.
- Jimy Peraltamarte, age 22 of Poughkeepsie (City). Charged with the same charges as Mr. Washington. Arrested on 3/2/23, arraigned before the Town of Pleasant Valley Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.
- Miguel Lora, age 47 of Poughkeepsie (City). Charged with Robbery 1st & 2nd degree and Burglary 1st degree (all felonies). Indicted by a Grand Jury and arraigned in County Court on 4/12/23 while already being held at the Dutchess County Jail on a probation violation from an unrelated charge.
The three defendants above are accused of participating in an armed robbery at a Pleasant Valley residence on 7/2/22, during which cash was stolen and two (2) victims suffered minor injuries. The incident was not random and there was no danger to the public as a whole; it is alleged that these particular victims were specifically targeted for the robbery. Information was previously withheld because this investigation has been a complex one which relied heavily on confidentiality to be successful.
If anyone has information about this case or similar incidents involving any of these three defendants they are urged to contact Detective Jared Griffin at 845-486-3820 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted via the tipline at 845-605-CLUE (2583) or email@example.com, and all information will be kept confidential.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office and City of Poughkeepsie Police. As with any criminal case the charges described above are merely accusations and all three defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.