[Eugene Fodor Jr.], who lives in Manhattan, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Thursday after hotel cleaning women found a man in an unreserved room. The manager knocked on the door to ask for money, but when she went back to her office to answer the telephone, Fodor had run off.
When police entered the motel room on Beach Road, Martha's Vineyard, they found 20 grams of cocaine, heroin, a hypodermic syringe, pills, and a dagger. Fodor was arrested and charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, possession of a dangerous weapon, cocaine trafficking, possession of a class B substance with the intent to distribute, and illegal possesssion of a class A substance, said Tisbury Police Sgt. Justin Welch.
A native of Denver who played at the White House for the Israeli premier in 1974, Fodor began his career with the Denver Symphony. The RCA recording artist gained international recognition in 1972 when he won the Paganini Competition in Genoa, Italy. Fodor was the first American to garner a prize at the Tchaikovsky Violin Contest in Moscow.