Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr.

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.Robert L. Langley Jr.
Putnam County Sheriff

Robert L. Langley, Jr, the 55th Putnam County Sheriff, is committed to Putnam County and has built his life around public service. He was raised in Carmel and graduated from the Mahopac Central School District. He makes his home on a small farm in Garrison with his wife, Lydia JA Langley, and is the founder and president of a private security company serving commercial and residential clients.

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Deputy Dan
In this week’s #tbt photo, Deputy Sheriff Daniel M. Stephens surveys the damage to the windshield of his patrol car caused by a shotgun blast. In September of 1977, Stephens was dispatched to a residence on Prospect Hill Road in Brewster, for a report of a burglary that had occurred sometime in the past. The report was false and was, in fact, an ambush on law enforcement. When Stephens arrived and began to approach the residence, he stopped and turned back to return to his patrol car, because he forgot his hat. As Danny reached into the front seat of his car for his hat, a blast from a shotgun fired from within the house struck the windshield. Stephens was not injured during this incident. The suspect was found deceased in the residence from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputy Stephens retired years later from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office as a Senior Investigator and is currently an elected Putnam County Coroner. #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #putnamhistory #throwbackthursday #besafeoutthere
WABC interview
Sheriff Langley being interviewed by WABC’s Marcus Solis regarding the skimming devices found in Putnam County. Tune in today at 5 on channel 7! (Broadcast time may be subject to change)
K9 Lex
#K9Friday is off to a grrrreat start in 2019! Deputy Dalo and his K9 Lex are featured in this beautiful photograph by Margaret Foxmoore from “Dogs Outside the Ring.” Be safe out there guys and thanks for all you do! #pcsony #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #germanshepherd #workingdog #policedog #k9 #sheriffk9
Bob Durkin
Welcome to your first #tbt of 2019! We don’t know if it’s the car or the deputy, but this sure looks like a scene right out of Mayberry R.F.D.. Actually, this is Deputy Sheriff Robert Durkin. Bob served in many capacities within the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, including, Deputy Sheriff, Criminal Investigator, Correction Officer, and Correction Sergeant. In this photo, Bob was serving civil papers in the Town of Kent, ca. 1963. #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #oldpolicecar
Book ‘em
Last one of 2018! This week’s #tbt photo features from left to right, Corporal Thomas Bradley, Undersheriff George A. Grenier, Sheriff Raynor Weizenecker and an unidentified prisoner. We are guessing that this conversation and the handcuffs may have something to do with the handgun George Grenier is holding. Photo ca 1968. #pcsony #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory

Bronx Man Arrested for Sending Threatening Letters to Sheriff, Cold Spring Judge, Cold Spring Police Officer

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of 46-year-old Eugene A. Vitello, of the Bronx, on several counts of Aggravated Harassment and Stalking.

During the month of November 2018, Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. received a letter via US Mail in which the writer threatened to harm him and commit criminal offenses against his family members. This was the second letter of this nature in which Sheriff Langley and his family had received within the past year. An investigation was immediately commenced to try and determine the origin of the letter.

A few weeks after Sheriff Langley received the second letter, The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Cold Spring Police Department regarding a similar type incident. Multiple letters had been received by the Cold Spring Court which contained concerning and threatening language, including death threats, to the Honorable Joseph Costello, Cold Spring Village Judge, and Cold Spring Police Officer Edward Boulanger.

Since the letters received by the Cold Spring Court and the letters received by Sheriff Langley were similar in critical areas a joint Investigation between the Sheriff’s Department and the Cold Spring Police Department was commenced.

Poughkeepsie Man Arrested for Stealing Donation Box

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Poughkeepsie man after he allegedly stole a donation box containing money from the Appalachian Market, located in the Town of Philipstown.

We Pause To Remember Our 6 National Sisters and Brothers Who Have Fallen in the Line of Duty

Today in lieu of #K9Friday we take this moment to pay tribute to the 5 LEOs and one firefighter who have lost their lives this year as of today January 11, 2019. Three of them were rookies. Each one has a story that ended far too soon, and we will always be grateful for their service and mourn for what could have been. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office sends their heartfelt condolences to their families, friends, loved ones and coworkers. May they all Rest In Peace and May their memories be a blessing.

Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths

Credit Card Skimmers Reported in Putnam County

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is investigating cases where skimming devices have been used to obtain credit card information form gas pumps in the Town of Philipstown and the Town of Southeast. We want to remind everyone to always be alert for skimming devices when using your credit card or debit card at any device such as a gas pump or ATM. Look for signs of damage and pull and twist on the card reader itself as the actual readers are very tough and the skimmer will pull loose in most cases. One should always monitor their Credit/Debit cards for any suspicious activity and report unauthorized use to the authorities.

Skimmer

Recent Drug Possession Arrests

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports recent drug possession arrests, recorded by deputies of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. On January 2, 2019, at approximately 9:29 pm, Deputy Shane Rossiter observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation of Oscawana Lake Road, located in the Town of Putnam Valley. Deputy Rossiter initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Subsequent investigation revealed that the vehicle’s driver, Brandon Berlow, age 24, of Mohegan Lake, was in possession of a small quantity of alleged marijuana. Mr.

Sheriff Langley Swears In New Sergeant, New Deputy

It’s another exciting day here at the #PCSOny with a promotion and new deputy being sworn in. Congratulations to Sergeant Ed Kennedy and welcome and congratulations to Deputy Brian Sacher! Best wishes and thank you for your service! #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #besafeoutthere

Jan 7 Swearing in
Jan 7 Swearing in

Deputy Sheriff Robert Loprieno

Congratulations to Robert Loprieno on his promotion to Deputy Sheriff! The Department had his ceremony yesterday which his family attended. We know he is on to great things! Best wishes and stay safe! #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong (photos by R. Tichy)

Robert Loprieno
Robert Loprieno
Robert Loprieno

Mahopac Man Arrested for DWI After Traffic Accident

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Mahopac man for Driving While Intoxicated, following a one-car traffic accident.

A Reminder - Passing a School Bus With Red Flashing Lights Is Illegal

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, and the entire Putnam County Traffic Safety Committee reports that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Town of Carmel Police Department and the Town of Kent Police Department have received numerous complaints regarding motorists passing stopped school buses. Under New York State law, it is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to discharge or receive students. School buses activate yellow flashing lights to alert motorists that they are preparing to discharge or receive students.

Have a Happy and Safe New Year

Happy New Year

Designate a driver for your New Year’s Eve festivities and make sure 2019 is off to a safe start! Have fun, stay safe and Happy 2019 from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office! #designateddriver #pcsony #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #newyearseve2018

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