ALBANY — Sheriff Investigators arrested a Schodack man after allegedly stealing more than $300,000 worth of steel from a Coeymans business.
Marco A. Genito was arrested by Albany County Sheriff’s Investigators on Thursday, Feb. 6, following an investigation in the report of several semi-trailers loaded with steel was stolen from a business in the Town of Coeymans.
According to police reports, Genito drove a semi-tractor truck, entered a fenced in yard and hooked up his semi-tractor truck to trailers containing several steel beams. He later drove the trailers to the Port of Albany where he scrapped the steel, along with some of the trailers. The total value that was stolen was in excess of $300,000.
Once Genito was taken into custody, he was allegedly found with an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and a stiletto knife.
Genito is now facing charges in three different jurisdictions.
In Coeymans, Genito was charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree (a class C felony), one count of Attempted Grand Larceny in the Second Degree (a class C felony), one count of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (a class D felony) and one count of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree (a class B misdemeanor).
The City of Albany has charged Genito with two counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Second Degree (a class C felony).
In Colonie, Genito was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree (a class D felony), one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence (a class E felony), and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (a class A misdemeanor).
Genito was arraigned in all three jurisdictions and was released on his own recognizance. An order of protection was issued for the victim.