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March 29, 2013

Gilboa man faces burglary charges

A Gilboa man who allegedly burglarized two local homes in 2011 has been arrested on fingerprint evidence, state police at Cobleskill said.

Josh McMullen, 29, was charged March 18 with two counts of second-degree burglary, troopers said in a media release. Troopers found a fingerprint during a November 2011 burglary investigation in the town of Gilboa, Schoharie County, which resulted in McMullen’s arrest.

McMullen’s print was identified by the state police forensic unit in Latham in early 2012, the release said.

McMullen is accused of breaking into two homes on Maybie Road in Gilboa in 2011. Cash, food items, and a rifle scope were reported stolen, troopers said, and none of the items has been recovered.

McMullen, who has been convicted of burglary previously, has lived in several rehabilitation and half-way houses, the release said, and he recently was located in Schoharie County.

McMullen was arraigned in the Gilboa Town Court and sent to the county jail in lieu of $7,500 cash and $15,000 bond bail. Troopers are working with the Schoharie County District Attorney’s Office on the case.

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