A Schoharie County man is linked to a string of area burglaries and now facing multiple charges.
The New York State Police say Eugene Falco, 64, of Middleburgh was tracked down as part of a multi-county, multi-agency investigation. Police say that back on Friday, Dec. 13, they used a search warrant and found a number of weapons that he was banned from having due to a prior conviction and he bought more weapons with proceeds from the burglaries he’s charged with.
Falco is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon (3rd degree), Criminal Purchase of a Weapon (two counts) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (4th degree). The agencies investigating are the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Otsego County Sheriff's Office and State Police in Fonda. Falco was also in possession of a wood splitter that was previously reported as stolen to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office, police said.
Falco was arraigned in the Middleburgh Town Court and remanded to jail on $50,000 bail/$100,000 bond.