Weapons Seized After Falconer Man Threatens ‘Terrible Violence’

A Falconer man was jailed after a cache of weapons were seized in a storage locker not long after he reportedly made threats of “terrible violence” on social media.

Ellicott police took 36-year-old James B. Caloren into custody on five felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon after receiving information Feb. 28 that he had allegedly posted a message on Facebook threatening violence. A search warrant was executed on a storage unit reportedly rented by Caloren, where police found an AK-47 assault-style weapon, 16- and 12-gauge shot guns, a rifle, other weapons and a large amount of ammunition.

Caloren reportedly has multiple felony convictions and is not permitted to own firearms, Ellicott police said.

He was located and arrested on the felony charges. He was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail. The FBI and ATF are also investigating, and federal charges are pending.