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Troopers: Suspect in Schoharie, Schenectady county burglaries, thefts arrested; Camper sought

Troopers: Suspect in Schoharie, Schenectady county burglaries, thefts arrested; Camper sought

State police made the arrest Thursday, troopers say
Troopers: Suspect in Schoharie, Schenectady county burglaries, thefts arrested; Camper sought
The camper sought
Photographer: New York State Police (inset); Gazette file photo (background)

WRIGHT - A Schoharie County man suspected in connection with multiple burglaries and thefts in both Schoharie and Schenectady counties has been arrested, state police said.

James E. Reinhart Jr., 47, of Wright, was arrested Thursday at his residence and charged with third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, felonies.

He was arraigned and ordered held on $1,000 bail, state police said.

Reinhart was arrested following investigations into multiple burglaries, thefts and gas drive-offs in both counties, state police said. Investigators in Cobleskill and Princetown coordinated their efforts and identified Reinhart as a suspect, troopers said.

State police then served a search warrant on his residence Thursday and uncovered numerous items reported stolen in the incidents, including an ATV reported stolen from a Duanesburg residence in November and items taken in a Esperance burglary earlier this month, troopers said.

Reinhart also faces multiple counts of misdemeanor petit larceny related to gas drive-offs reported in Middleburgh between September and December, state police said.

The investigation into Reinhart's activities continued, state police said Friday. Investigators were specifically trying to locate a Coleman popup camper taken during the Esperance burglary. Investigators released a photo of the camper to help in identifying it.

Anyone with information on the camper or the case is asked to contact the state police at 518-630-1700.

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