Troopers: Local Teen Breaks into School, Resists Arrest

A 19-year-old from Southeast is facing misdemeanor and felony charges after he broke into a building at Trinity Pawling School and resisted arrested, officials said. Cops used a Taser to subdue the teen.

State troopers from the Dover barracks arrested Michael Bonilla at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday.

"State police were dispatched by Dutchess County 911 to a report of a disturbance at the Trinity Pawling School," authorities said. "...It was discovered that Bonilla forcibly entered the Trinity Pawling Health Services Building in Pawling, New York, and damaged windows on school premises. Bonilla then fled the building and was located a short time later in a nearby parking lot. Bonilla resisted arrest and the State Police Taser was utilized to gain compliance."

The charges against Bonilla include second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree burglary, felonies, as well as resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Police also charged Bonilla with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Following arraignment in Beekman Justice Court, Bonilla was sent to the Dutchess County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. 

State police were assisted by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.


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