As Independence Day approaches, Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is cautioning County residents about the dangers posed by illegal fireworks. “The Fourth of July is the quintessential American holiday,” said the Sheriff, “and we Americans love to celebrate our independence and our freedom in many traditional ways: marching in or watching parades, enjoying backyard barbecues with family and friends, and ‘oohing and aahing’ at professional fireworks shows.
Town of Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith report that forty-four members of the Kent Police Department’s and Sheriff’s Office Cadet programs have graduated from their training program at ceremonies held at the George Fisher Middle School in Patterson.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Cadet program was formed as a chartered law enforcement explorer unit in 1967 by the late Sheriff Raynor Weizenecker.
Elsayed Salamah Mohamed (D.O.B. – 3/18/50) is wanted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and a Putnam County Superior Arrest Warrant was issued July 13, 1990 to answer the charges of Assault in the 2nd degree.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that two notes threatening violence against students were found today (Wednesday) in the Putnam Valley Middle School. The threats prompted school officials and law enforcement officers to evacuate students from the building and to bring in bomb-sniffing dogs. Authorities later determined that a student in the school had written the notes.
Henry W. Lowerie (D.O.B. – 6/6/46) is wanted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and a Putnam County Superior Arrest Warrant was issued July 31, 1989 to answer the charges of (2) CTS Forgery 2nd Degree, (2) CTS Criminal Possession Forged Instrument 2nd Degree, (6) CTS Petit Larceny & (6) CTS Issuing a bad check.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration has issued a warning to the public concerning telephone calls being made claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them.