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 Tolve and Sheriff Langley having a moment of merriment at the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1’s holiday party. Good food, folks and decorations make for a great evening! #pcso #coldspringfirecompany #philipstownny #putnamcountyny #community #happyholidays
Kaiser
Happy news from the #PCSO family, Mattie Gilmore has a new addition to her home-this adorable pup named Kaiser! That is one lucky dog. We know her father Mark is looking down on them as they get to know each other and have a happy long life ahead. Happy tails Mattie and Kaiser! #K9Friday #putnamcountyny
Ray & Gordo
#tbt The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is no stranger to great old fashioned police work. Such was the case here in March of 1981, when Deputy Sheriff Raymond V. Trotta and Investigator Gordon T. Allen, investigated a case of criminal mischief to headstones in the Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel. In this case, 152 headstones were damaged and the investigation resulted in the arrest of two 16 year old youths. What Trotta and Allen may not have been aware of at the time is, that the headstone that appears in this photo, belongs to the former Sheriff of Putnam County, Charles T. Brewster. Sheriff Brewster served Putnam County from 1856 to 1858. Did their investigation get a little help from above? Maybe… #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory
No Flu
12 confirmed cases of the flu in Putnam County with Putnam being at the top of the list in the state!! It is recommended to get your shots folks if you have not had one already. Drug stores are an easy place to find one many at no cost through insurance. #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamhealthy #flu #flushot
Pearl Harbor
We pause to reflect and remember this anniversary of the day that will live in infamy. #77thanniversary #pearlharbor #thankyouforyourservice

Staff from Putnam County Sheriff's Office Participate in Statewide Training Program

Training PhotoPhoto Caption: Putnam County Captain Lisa Ortolano and Sergeant Keith Blessing completed week-long Basic Civil School in Albany, NY recently. In the photo, they received certificates from Albany County Undersheriff Michael Monteleone (left) and Sheriffs’ Institute Executive Director Chris O’Brien (right). [Photo credit: Thomas F. Rocco]

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute held a week-long Basic School for staff of Sheriffs’ civil divisions recently at the Albany County Courthouse in Albany, NY. Almost 40 participants from Sheriffs’ Offices around the State attended the program, including Captain Lisa Ortolano and Sergeant Keith Blessing from Putnam County.

Sponsored and organized by the Sheriffs’ Institute, the intensive five-day program provides participants with training in the latest advances in civil law enforcement and a forum to discuss current civil law enforcement issues and share best practices.

Mahopac Temple Beth Shalom First Responder Recognition

Friday evening Sheriff Langley and Captains Babcock, Ortolano and Tompkins attended services at Temple Beth Shalom in recognition of Mahopac’s first responders. Rabbi Sarah Freidson led congregants in a joyful celebration of thanks for all they do and sacrifice. We are very grateful for community.

20180427 Temple Beth Shalom

Wanted Yorktown Man Arrested in Putnam Valley after a Traffic Stop

Kevin A. ValenzuelaKevin A. Valenzuela

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 29-year-old Yorktown man for failure to appear in Putnam Valley Justice Court.

On April 14, 2018 at about 2:05 a.m., while patrolling the Lake Peekskill area of Putnam Valley, Deputy Sheriff Ronald Yeager observed a vehicle owned by Kevin A. Valenzuela, age 29, of Yorktown Heights. The deputy, aware that the owner had an active bench warrant, from the Town of Putnam Valley, for failure to appear in court, stopped the car. A check confirmed the warrant was active and Deputy Yeager placed Mr. Valenzuela under arrest. The warrant was for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree

Two Arrested in Putnam County for Driving While Under the Influence

Karla C. Gomes & Peter P. CancroKarla C. Gomes & Peter P. Cancro

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 40- year-old Danbury woman and a 33-year-old Shrub Oak man for driving under the influence in Putnam County.

On April 21, 2018, at approximately 2:33 a.m., Sergeant Timothy Keith arrested 40-year-old Karla C. Gomes of Danbury for Driving While Intoxicated in the Town Southeast after she was observed driving erratically on Route 6.

Ms. Gomes was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Having a BAC greater than .08% and other traffic violations.

On April 23, 2018, at approximately 8:21 p.m., while on patrol in the Town of Putnam Valley, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Radovich stopped a vehicle on Oscawana Lake Road that had a loud exhaust and a headlight out. Deputy Radovich could smell marihuana coming from the driver, 33-year-old Peter P. Cancro of Shrub Oak. After failing several sobriety tests, Deputy Radovich, a certified Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE), arrested Mr. Cancro and impounded his car. A pipe containing THC was also found in the car.

Wanted Westchester Man Caught in Cold Spring Driving With a Suspended License

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a wanted Pleasantville man for driving, while his privilege to drive was suspended, in Cold Spring.

Two Arrested in Putnam County for Driving While Under the Influence

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 40-year-old Danbury woman and a 33-year-old Shrub Oak man for driving under the influence in Putnam County.

On April 21, 2018, at approximately 2:33 a.m., Sergeant Timothy Keith arrested 40-year-old Karla C. Gomes of Danbury for Driving While Intoxicated in the Town Southeast after she was observed driving erratically on Route 6.

Ms. Gomes was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Having a BAC greater than .08% and other traffic violations.

Emergency Response Team Training

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department ERT training 4/20/18 at the Carmel Volunteer Fire Department. This was a simulated hostage situation on a school bus. Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to keeping our community safe and protecting our schools and children.

ERT Training

Public Service Commission to Hold Hearings on NYSE&G Storm Performance

The New York State Public Service Commission is sponsoring a series of public statement hearings regarding the March 2018 winter storms and resulting power outages. The Commission has initiated an investigation of the storm preparation and response by the state’s major electric utilities.

To ensure full public participation, the Commission will hold the public statement hearings to solicit input and comments from communities concerning the utilities’ performance regarding the storm events. The hearings are open to members of the public who wish to participate and comment. Information received at the public statement hearings will be transcribed and will be included in the record. The public comments will be considered by the Commission in deciding this matter.

For more information and a schedule of the hearings, download the attached PDF.

Lake Carmel Man Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

Mark A. ComptonMark A. Compton

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 52-year-old Lake Carmel man for Driving While Intoxicated in the Town of Kent.

On April 10, 2018, at about 2:15 p.m., while on patrol, Deputy Sheriff Christopher Tompkins was advised by a passing motorist that there was a vehicle operating erratically on Route 52 in Kent. The deputy located the car, stopped it and determined the driver, Mark A. Compton, age 52, of Lake Carmel was intoxicated.

Mr. Compton was arrested and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated for having a BAC in excess of .18%. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Kent Justice Court on April 25, 2018.

New York City Man Arrested for Selling Heroin in Putnam County

Jassell FrancoJassell Franco

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of Jassell Franco, 24, of New York City on heroin-related sales charges.

In April of 2018, a deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that the defendant was involved in the sale of heroin within the county. The deputy was able to contact the subject and arrange for the purchase of 150 bags of heroin. On the night of April 6, 2018, members of the NEU took Mr. Franco into custody during a drug transaction, in the Applebee’s Parking lot on Independent Way in the Town of Southeast.

Franco, of 711 West 190 Street, Manhattan, New York was charged with (1) one Felony count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and (1) one Felony count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Franco was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Timothy Curtis of the Town of Kent Justice Court and committed to the Putnam County Correctional facility on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

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