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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Officer John
@JohnSegnit Twinning!! #bestspoever @MahopacSchools (photo courtesy of jennborst/twitter) #pcso #putnamcountyNY #putnamsafeputnamstrong
Jailbreak
For today’s #tbt we go back to February, 1957. Undersheriff Robert Steels, (L) and Sheriff Frank Lyden investigate an attempted escape from the Putnam County Jail. On February 1, 1957, an inmate being released from the jail, gave Sheriff Frank Lyden a tip that some prisoners were planning an escape. An additional tip was developed that these prisoners were now in possession of hacksaw blades. Sheriff Lyden initiated an investigation and inspection of the jail and located a 1” hexagon bar that had been sawed through. As the investigation and interviews continued with the prisoners by Sheriff Lyden, Undersheriff Steele and ADA Frank Bowers, it was determined that a 14 year old Carmel youth provided the prisoners with the blades, by handing them through the window in the alleyway. That youth who at 14 was already on probation, was identified and charged. The two prisoners were also charged with attempted escape as well as a third individual. Coincidentally, this same method of escape from the Putnam County Jail was used successfully two years prior. In that case, two prisoners did in fact escape, but were later recaptured following a crime spree. #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #throwbackthursday #tonighttheresgonnabeajailbreak
Great Pumpkin
The Sheriff’s Chief of Staff and her daughters painted this enduring symbol of Autumn - the Putnam Pumpkin! Pretty spooktacular! #pcso #pumpkin #putnamcountyny
K9 Friday
Something a little different for #k9friday. This photo graphic is from Wednesday night’s 2019 Putnam County Budget presentation. It shows the value and importance of our K9s and their handlers to the community. We look forward to expanding our K9 program in the next year. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements in the coming months! #k9 #policedog #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong (Thank you to the Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s Office for the great graphic!)
Officer John
Officer John-Most popular person at recess!!!! #bestspoever (photo/text courtesy jennborst/twitter) #pcso #putnamsheriff #putnamcountyny #mahopacny
The October 17th Handgun Safety Course has been canceled

Upcoming Safe Child Events

  • Mahopac Fire Dept. Open House/741 Route 6 Mahopac/October 20th 11am to 3pm

Brewster High School Instructor Charged With Having Sex With Student Is Returned to New York, Arraigned on Charges

Christopher VlangasChristopher Vlangas

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that Mr. Christopher Vlangas appeared in a Connecticut court this morning and waived formal extradition proceedings to New York. Following his court appearance, he was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Office investigators in Connecticut and was transported to the Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Carmel for processing.

Mr. Vlangas was arraigned on the charges before Town of Carmel Justice Thomas Jacobellis this afternoon. The justice remanded him to the county jail in lieu of $150,000.00 cash bail or $250,000.00 bail bond. He remains held in the jail as of the time of this post.

Suspects Charged in Putnam Valley Theft String:

THREE YOUTHS ARRESTED AFTER MANHUNT IN WOODS
STOLEN VEHICLES, GUNS, OTHER PROPERTY RECOVERED
David Lussier and Owen McDonaldDavid Lussier and Owen McDonald

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that three suspects have been arrested in connection with a string of thefts in the Town of Putnam Valley. The arrests followed a manhunt in a wooded area of the town on Saturday, October 28th. Stolen vehicles and guns were recovered in the case.

Events started to unfold early on Saturday morning, as the Sheriff’s Office began receiving multiple telephone calls from residents in the Wildwood Knolls neighborhood in Putnam Valley. Several callers reported that their vehicles, parked in their driveways, had been broken into sometime during the overnight hours. One victim reported that a detached garage on an Evergreen Way property was broken into and two motorcycles had been stolen. Another resident reported that his loaded handgun had been stolen from his vehicle.

Sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded to the area and began to interview victims and canvass the neighborhood. At about 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, one of the larceny victims noticed two males riding around the neighborhood on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and recognized them as suspects in the thefts. The victim called 911 and followed the two males in his vehicle.

The two suspects on the ATV attempted to elude the following vehicle and the two vehicles collided. The suspects jumped off the ATV and a brief confrontation ensued between them and the victim before the suspects ran off into a wooded area.

A search for the suspects ensued, involving about a dozen sheriff’s deputies and Investigators, a K-9 unit and a New York State Police helicopter. Authorities, working with the Putnam County 911 Center, issued a mass telephone call to residents in the area alerting them about the search.

Brewster High School Instructor Charged With Having Sex With Student

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that an instructor at the Brewster High School is facing criminal charges in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with a student.

Mr. Christopher L. Vlangas, aged 41, who resides at 4 Upland Pastures Road in Sherman, Connecticut, allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a 16-year-old female student. The charged sexual activity is alleged to have occurred in the Towns of Southeast and Patterson. The defendant faces multiple charges of statutory rape and a charge of criminal sexual act in the case.

Mahopac Couple Facing Drug, Child Endangerment Charges

Samuel L. Shuler and Leia A. RandolphSamuel L. Shuler and Leia A. Randolph

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that a man and woman are facing drug possession and child endangerment charges after authorities executed a search warrant at their Mahopac home.

Mr. Samuel L. Shuler, aged 36, and Ms. Leia A. Randolph, aged 28, of 424 Baldwin Place Road in Mahopac, were arrested on October 19th when members of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) and federal probation officials conducted a search of their home, which is located across the street from the entrance to the Mahopac Middle School campus. Authorities reportedly found more than two pounds of marihuana in the home, along with a quantity of 9-millimeter pistol ammunition, drug packaging materials, scales and cash.

Authorities obtained the search warrant following an NEU investigation into suspected illegal drug activity by Mr. Shuler and Ms. Randolph at the home. The federal probation officials became involved in the case because Mr. Shuler is currently under probation supervision for a previous conviction on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine back in 2004.

At the time of the search, Mr. Shuler and Ms. Randolph were in the home, and with them was the couple’s 9-month-old son. In light of the illicit drug activity and the drugs found within the home, authorities charged the pair with endangering the welfare of a child. After the couple’s arrest, the child was temporarily turned over to the care of a relative.

Lake Peekskill Woman Charged With Child Endangerment

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that a Lake Peekskill woman is facing a charge of child endangerment.

At about 11:38 a.m. on Thursday, October 12th, a caller dialed 911 and reported that a toddler–later determined to be a two-year old boy–was seen alone and in his bare feet wandering along Lake Drive in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley. A woman who lives in the neighborhood saw the boy and stayed with him until Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.

Sheriff's K-9 Getting Donated Bullet-Proof Vest

K9 wearing a ballistic vest

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that one of the Sheriff’s Office’s patrol canines, “Lex”, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest that is being donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts whose stated mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies in providing the potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 members. According to the organization, it has provided over 2,600 protective vests throughout 50 states at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars, with funding raised through private and corporate donations. The organization estimates that there are 30,000 law enforcement K9s in service throughout the United States.

Putnam Valley Man Found With Drugs During Traffic Stop

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that a Putnam Valley man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop in the town. Mr. Keith J. Matthews, aged 33, of 55 Oak Ridge Drive, was arrested on October 10th after deputies pulled him over on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley.

Drug Arrests Recorded

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports the recent arrests of four persons on drug possession charges in four separate cases. The arrests took place in Patterson, Carmel, Kent and Southeast.

Deputy Sheriffs and Medics Revive Overdose Victim With Antidote

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that a Patterson man was revived from an apparent narcotics overdose thanks to the life-saving actions of sheriff deputies and paramedics.

At about seven o’clock on Tuesday evening, September 5th, sheriff deputies and paramedics were dispatched to a 911 call from a residence on Concord Road in Patterson. The caller reported that another person in the house was unconscious as the result of a suspected drug overdose.

New Sheriff's Office Motorcycle Dedicated to Memory of Mark R. Gilmore:

CYCLE WITH COMMEMORATIVE MARKINGS UNVEILED AT FUNDRAISER FOR FAMILY OF DECEASED NARCO HEAD AND FOR DEPUTY BATTLING CANCER
members of the  Putnam County Sheriff's Office Motorcycle Unit, with new motorcycleDeputy William Verrastro (left) and Deputy Anthony Tolve (right), members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit, with new motorcycle dedicated to the memory of deceased Senior Investigator Mark R. Gilmore.-Photo courtesy of Sheriff’s Office.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that his office has dedicated a new patrol motorcycle to the memory of Mark R. Gilmore, who was the Sheriff’s Senior Investigator in charge of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit at the time of his death on March 1, 2017. He died at age 54 from a heart attack suffered while off-duty.

Senior Investigator Gilmore also served as a motorcycle officer during his 28-year career in the Sheriff’s Office. “In recognition of Mark’s devotion to duty as a motor officer over the years, as well as his life-long personal love for riding, we thought it most fitting to memorialize Mark by emblazoning his name and badge number on the new motorcycle,” said the Sheriff.

The motorcycle was unveiled on Saturday, July 22nd, at a fundraising event held to benefit Sr. Inv. Gilmore’s widow, Amy, and his daughter Mattingly, and also to benefit Deputy Sheriff Michael Schmidt and his family. Deputy Schmidt, who has served as the Youth & Community Services Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, is battling a rare form of cancer. The event, organized by the Sheriff’s Office PBA, was a barbecue held at the Patterson Fire Department grounds that was attended by many Sheriff’s Office employees and their families, as well as a number of police officers from various area departments and other supporters.

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