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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Sheriffs’ Summer Camp
Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is a very active place as you can see in this photo, which has the look of a Grandma Moses painting. The camper to counselor ratio is 4 to 1. The Sheriffs’ Camp is intended to give boys and girls who come from an economically challenged environment an opportunity for a summer camp experience. In many cases it is the only summer “vacation” they get. The annual new membership mailing will be dropping in Putnam County the end of this week. Please keep an eye out for it and please support these deserving kids. Thank you! #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #summercamp #putnamkids #summertimehappiness
Hannah’s Graduation
Epic photo from today’s festivities! Captain of BCI Jennings, Sheriff Langley, Investigator Hyla, Captain of Operations Babcock and the star of the day K9 Hannah! #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #k9 #electronicsdetectiondog #yellowlab #policedog #workingdog #k9hannah #200thk9trainingtroop
Congratulations to Investigator John Hyla and his K9 Hannah on her graduation from Connecticut State Police Canine Academy. She is now a certified electronics detection dog and she looks forward to her first assignment next week. Well done! #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #k9 #electronicsdetectiondog #yellowlab #policedog #workingdog #k9hannah
In this week’s #tbt photo, we feature Deputy Sheriff Robert J. Sweeney, aka, the Monsignor. Here, Deputy Sweeney is congratulated by Sheriff Raynor Weizenecker for receiving the Carl F. Draxler Award. Dep. Sweeney was elected to receive this award by the Executive Committee of the New York State Sheriff’s Association in August of 1983. First presented in 1982, this award recognizes one sheriff’s office employee each year for exceptional achievement over the course of their career, demonstrated by conscientious devotion to duty and spirit of selfless public service. The award is named for the late Chemung County Sheriff Carl F. Draxler, who personified these qualities. Deputy Sweeney served with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office between 1980 and 1983, before transferring over to the Town of Carmel Police Department where he continued to excel in his career. Bob, thank you for your contribution to the PCSO. #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #putnamsafeputnamstrong #draxleraward
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank Ruben Castro, Exalted Ruler and the entire Brewster Elks Lodge #2101 for this Certificate of Honor, in recognition for properly flying the American Flag. At the Sheriff’s Department, we display the American Flag in front of our building, on our cars and on our uniforms. #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #elkslodge2101

Milling and Resurfacing Project from Route 6 to Route 52 and Route 6 to Route 312

From the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and Traffic Safety Board
Milling and Resurfacing Project from Route 6 to Route 52 and Route 6 to Route 312
The long awaited road work and paving for the roads mentioned above is about to begin and you might have already seen the Variable Message Boards flashing

Roadwork Ahead 9 am - 4 pm

Preliminary work has begun in the catch basins with the expected milling and filling work to begin approximately June 11th. This project is expected to take between 3-5 weeks, working during the day and some nights, and is dependent on weather conditions and construction unknowns. As we have been told by the NYS DOT Project Engineer, be prepared for some traffic inconveniences, loud noises, dust/dirt and general frustrations. However, please remember, as with most construction renovations, the outcome will be well worth it. The safety of our residents, our local businesses, school schedules and emergency services have all been discussed as to keeping the impact of the project at a minimal.

For up-to-date information, please look at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department website and Facebook page, the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board’s website and Facebook page, the Town of Carmel website and your local newspapers.

June 9th and 10th Voluntary Boat Inspections

Putnam County Sheriff’s and Carmel Police Marine Units invite you to have a voluntary vessel inspection performed by police officers and deputy sheriffs assigned to the Marine Unit on Lake Mahopac. The inspections will also be done by Sheriff’s Department deputies in Putnam Valley and Cold Spring. In an attempt to educate the community on safe boating, officers will advise boaters of required safety equipment and boating regulations in New York State.

Inspections are voluntary and a great way to kick off boating safety month.

Inspection locations:

37-Year-Old Brewster Man Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in Southeast

Jose M. Ramirez-MoralesJose M. Ramirez-Morales

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 37-year-old Brewster man for driving while intoxicated.

On April 14, 2018, at approximately 2:20 a.m., while on patrol in Southeast, Deputy Sheriff Vincent Dalo observed a car on Route 22 that could not maintain a lane. The deputy stopped the vehicle, and the driver, Jose M. Ramirez-Morales, age 37 of Brewster appeared to be intoxicated. After an investigation, Mr. Ramirez-Morales was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content Over .18% and other traffic violations.

Ossining Man Charged With Felony Criminal Mischief

Manuel D. LemaManuel D. Lema

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 55-year-old Ossining man for slashing truck tires at a Philipstown business.

On April 26, 2018, a Philipstown business owner contacted the Sheriff’s office and reported that three of his trucks had been damaged. Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Levine responded, and the next day after an investigation arrested Mr. Manuel D. Lema, age 55, of Ossining who reportedly has been in an almost decade-long dispute with the Philipstown business owner.

The estimated amount of damage exceeded $1,200 to each of the trucks, and Mr. Lema was charged with three counts of felony Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree. He was arraigned in front of Philipstown Town Justice Stephen G. Tomann and released for a future court appearance.

Three Arrested for Driving With a Suspended License

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrests of two men and one woman for driving with a suspended license in Putnam County.

On April 8, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m., while on patrol in the Town of Southeast, Deputy Sheriff Shawn Iarussi stopped a vehicle on Route 312 after observing it had no front license plate and had dark tinted windows.

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.

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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.


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