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

Registered Sex Offender Charged With Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child

Shawn WatersShawn Waters

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of Shawn Waters, Age 34, of 29 Oak St in the Village of Brewster, New York. The arrest came after an investigation by members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation into the online possession of images of child sexual abuse material.

On December 13, 2018, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 29 Oak St, Apartment 2, in the Village of Brewster and seized multiple electronic devices. Waters was interviewed and arrested after images and videos of obscene sexual performances by children were located on one of the electronic devices allegedly in his possession.

Waters was transported to the Sheriff’s Office and charged with ten counts of Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child a Class (E) Felony. Waters was arraigned in front of the Honorable Gregory Folchetti in the Town of Southeast Court and remanded to the Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000/$50,000 Cash/Bond.

K9 Friday Hannah

#K9Friday is all about Hannah who is proving to be very popular with the under 10 crowd. Who can blame her with such nice kids Nora, Jackson and Logan saying hello and giving pets? #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #yellowlab #bestfriends


Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Holiday Season

–Crackdown Enforcement Effort Impaired Driving Crackdown runs December 13, 2018 - January 1, 2019–

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens announced today that their departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

While we spend this Holiday Season celebrating with friends and family and looking forward to the blessings of a New Year the law enforcement community across New York State will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on December 13, 2018, and will end on January 1, 2019. New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.

Sheriff's Department Toy Drive a Smashing Success Thanks to a 90-Year-Old Putnam Woman

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. would like to thank 90 yr. old Marie Brady for helping to make this year’s “Toys For Tots” drive so successful.

Marie Brady has been a resident of Tilly Foster, Southeast, for her entire life. She is an energetic nonagenarian who donates her time and money to helping children. Each year Marie goes around town and, through word of mouth, gets many people to donate toys for the “Toys For Tots” program. She purchases many toys herself and this year, with the toys she bought and the toys donated by others and dropped off at her home, she collected over 200 toys and 21 bicycles.

Marie told Deputy AJ Pizzuto that she hopes to live long enough to double this year’s total for next year and wants people to know that anyone can do it. Marie was helped this year by close friend Wendy Koehler and Sheriff’s Cadet Vincent Ricci.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department picked up the toys at her residence and dropped them off at the local drop-off site.

Toy Drive 2018
Toy Drive 2018

Social Media Threats Lead to Arrest of a Brewster High School Student

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on December 19, 2018, a 16-year-old Brewster High School student was arrested for allegedly making threats against the school.

On December 18, 2018, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to the home of the student who allegedly made the threats on social media accounts. A security check of the student’s home and a home which is frequented was conducted.

After an investigation, the subject was arrested and charged accordingly. He was released to the custody of his father.

Toy Drive 1983

In this week’s #tbt photo, we continue with the sprit of giving and the long tradition of the Sheriff’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive for families in need. You may recall around Thanksgiving, we featured a similar photo of Corporal Charles J. Moore. Well, yes, it’s the same van, but a different cast of characters. That van, Sheriff’s Unit “Seven-Zero-Three” was around for a very long time. If we remember correctly, it was purchased second hand from the New York Telephone Company, painted blue and white and put into service. Later it was painted red and white as you can see here. Left to right- Corporal Terry Lee Ridpath, Corporal Douglas MacCrae, a Sheriff’s Cadet, (If anyone knows his name, please let us know) and Sheriff Raynor Weizenecker, ca. 1983. Happy merry everyone! #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #community #lovethatvan

Toy Drive 1983
Toy Drive 1983

Putnam County Sheriff's Department Responds to Bomb Threat at Local Business

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on December 13, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to T.Webber Plumbing and Heating, located at 3365 Route 9 in the Town of Philipstown, on the call of a bomb threat. Upon arrival to the scene Deputies set a perimeter around the premises and evacuated the building, which had approximately 20 people inside.

Mahopac Man Arrested for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

Michael MurtaghMichael Murtagh

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley Jr., reports the arrest of a Mahopac man for Driving While Intoxicated.

On December 8, 2018, at approximately 12:10 am, Deputy Michael Diveglio observed a vehicle speeding on State Route 6, in the Town of Carmel. Deputy Diveglio initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the vicinity of Drewville Road and Crafts Road. A subsequent in investigation revealed that the vehicle’s driver, Michael Murtagh, age 30, of Carmel, was allegedly intoxicated. Mr. Murtagh was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing. Mr. Murtagh was processed and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (.18 of 1% or more Blood Alcohol Content), and Driving While Intoxicated (Both Misdemeanors). Mr. Murtagh posted $250.00 bail and was released to a third party.

Mr. Murtagh is scheduled to appear in the Town of Carmel Justice Court, at a future date and time.

Telephone Scams in Our Area

You’re a mean one...

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens jointly, and on behalf of all Law Enforcement officials in Putnam County, wish a healthy and happy holiday season for all. However, they remind citizens that, unfortunately, criminals are using the generosity and joyfulness of the holiday season as a time to victimize Putnam County residents, especially the elderly.

Currently, law enforcement is investigating a variety of telephone scams in our area; notably unsolicited telephone callers are impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding cash payments for unpaid taxes via prepaid debit cards, money orders, or wire transfers from their banks. Another prevalent scam is where the caller alleges to be calling on behalf of someone, usually a grandchild or other relative, who is allegedly in danger or trouble; this scam involves an immediate request for cash, to pay bail, medical bills or a fine.

It is important to remain calm when receiving these types of calls, you need to pause; the IRS will generally contact you by mail, not over the telephone, and the IRS will not ask for payment using a prepaid debit card, a money order or wire a transfer. The IRS also will not ask for a credit card number over the telephone. The IRS suggests if you believe that you owe Federal taxes you can reach the IRS at 800-829-1040.

Sheriff's Holiday Party

The annual #PCSO Holiday Party yesterday was SRO, no the other SRO-standing room only! Thanks to Lieutenant Hanley, Chief of Staff McKinney, Traffic Safety Liaison Mirra, Confidential Assistant to the Undersheriff Liebler and the Jail staff for an amazing and delicious time. Happy holidays everyone! #putnamcountyny

Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays


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