Matthew Rodriquez is wanted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and a Bench Warrant was filed for failure to appear in Carmel Court on January 29, 2013 to answer the charges of Driving While Intoxicated.
Nichole D. Fortunato is wanted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and a Bench Warrant was filed for failure to appear in Patterson Court on November 15, 2012 to answer the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and 1 count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd.
Tyler A. Kubichko is wanted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and a Bench Warrant was filed for failure to appear in Putnam Valley Court on October 3, 2013 to answer the charges of Petit Larceny and 1 count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd. An arrest warrant was also filed against Kubichko in the Putnam Valley Court on October 3, 2013 for another charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit had a busy 2013. In releasing the unit’s statistical data, Sheriff Smith reported that narcotics officers have tracked a marked increase in the amount of heroin in Putnam County. In fact, narcotics officers have seized three times the amount of heroin in 2013 than they did in 2011.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Town of Carmel Police Department will be teaming up to conduct sobriety checks of drivers along area roads this weekend. Deputies and officers will set up the checkpoints as part of a statewide law enforcement effort aimed at stopping drunken driving.
The concerted statewide initiative is being funded under the “Crackdown Grant” obtained through the auspices of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and administered by the NYS Stop-DWI Foundation. The grant funds offset the salary costs of the municipalities for the deputies and officers who conduct the sobriety checkpoints.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the implementation of a new program called “Takedown Tuesday”. Utilizing social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, Sheriff Smith is enlisting the help of the public in locating and apprehending people who are the subjects of arrest warrants or bench warrants throughout Putnam County.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that an investigation of suspicious materials found within a vehicle has forced the temporary closure of Route 52 in the Hamlet of Carmel this afternoon.
At about 2:15 P.M. today (Thursday), the Sheriff’s Office received a report of an erratic driver of a car traveling southbound on Route 52 in Carmel. A few minutes later, Deputy Sheriff William Quick saw the car as it was passing the Putnam County Courthouse in the Carmel Hamlet and pulled the driver over.
When he approached the car, the deputy saw that the male driver, who was alone in the vehicle, had an unidentified red-colored liquid on his skin and clothes and had numerous electrical wires protruding from beneath his clothing. The man was also wearing metal knuckles on one hand. Visible within the passenger compartment of the car were jugs of unidentified liquids, a battery-pack, and walkie-talkie radios.