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

Fleeing Vehicle Crashes Into a Southeast Pond

Mercer B. GivenMercer B. Given

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Brewster man on multiple charges after he crashed into a pond off Route 22 in the Town of Southeast while trying to evade a deputy.

On February 23, 2018, at approximately 1:17 a.m. Deputy Sheriff Michael Diveglio, while on patrol in Southeast, observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Route 22. He further observed the vehicle proceed through a steady red light at the Route 312 intersection, almost causing an accident with another vehicle.

The deputy activated his emergency lights in an attempt to effectuate a traffic stop but the vehicle sped on, traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. The Deputy, who had lost sight of the car, came to the intersection of Route 22 and Doansburg Road and began to canvass the area until finally he saw a damaged guard-rail and the same vehicle floating in a pond located on the other side of the guardrail.

New York City Man Caught Driving with a Suspended License

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a New York City man driving while his privilege to drive was suspended.

On February 28, 2018, at approximately 1:06 a.m., while on patrol on Route 9D in the Town of Philipstown, Deputy Sheriff William Verrastro observed a vehicle bearing New Jersey plates which had no plate lamps. Deputy Verrastro stopped the car, and a Department of Motor Vehicle check revealed that the driver, 32-year-old Eugene K. Lane of New York City, had a total of nine pending suspensions on his license.

Sheriff Honors Putnam's Newest Eagle Scout

Sheriff Langley and Matthew ScipioniSheriff Langley and Matthew Scipioni

On March 4th at the Putnam County Italian American Social Club in Brewster, Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. had the privilege of presenting Putnam’s newest Eagle Scout, Matthew Scipioni, with a place in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Honor Corps for his outstanding commitment and accomplishments with the Scouts. It was one of many awards Matthew received today; everyone is very proud of him!

11-Year-Old Boy Tragically Killed When Tree Crashes Into His Home

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the tragic death of an 11-year-old Putnam Valley boy.

On March 2, 2018, at approximately 12:15 p.m. Deputy Charlie Johnson of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to 33 Dunderberg Road, in the Town of Putnam Valley on the report of someone trapped under a downed tree.

When Deputy Johnson arrived, he observed a large tree had fallen and crashed into the home trapping the young boy underneath. Deputy Johnson attempted to rescue the boy but was unable to reach him.

Carmel Man Arrested for Drug Sales

Carlos PriegoCarlos Priego

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of Carlos Priego, 22, of Carmel, on felony narcotics sale and possession charges.

In September 2017, a deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that Priego was involved in the sale of heroin and prescription medications in the county. The deputy was able to contact Priego and arrange for the purchase of heroin and suboxone on four separate occasions. On February 15, 2018, members of the NEU took Mr. Priego into custody during a traffic stop, where he was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin.

Wingdale Pair Charged with Shoplifting

Cynthia M. Gilroy and Matthew B. SehrtCynthia M. Gilroy and Matthew B. Sehrt

On February 24, 2018, at about 4:02 P.M., Deputy Edward Kennedy, from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, responded to the Shoprite, located on Route 52 in the Town of Carmel, for a reported shoplifter in custody.

Shoprite loss prevention personnel told the deputy he observed a male, 28-year-old Matthew B. Sehrt, and a female, 27-year-old Cynthia M. Gilroy, both of Wingdale, NY, select merchandise which Mr. Sehrt placed in Ms. Gilroy’s purse. Ms. Gilroy left the store without paying for the items. The loss prevention officer stopped the female and brought her back to the security office without incident.

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Tompkins also responded and located Mr. Sehrt in the parking lot and arrested him.

Sheriff Langley Appoints Harry J. Tompkins III Patrol Captain

Harry J. Tompkins IIIHarry J. Tompkins III

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. announces the appointment of as Captain of Patrol for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Harry has served in law enforcement with the New York City Housing Police Department, the Town of Putnam Valley Police Department, the Village of Larchmont Police Department and the Westchester County Police Department. His 28-year career in law enforcement ranges from highway patrol and the motorcycle unit to detective of general investigations. As a detective, Harry was assigned to work with the NYC DEA and went on to oversee the Northern Westchester Narcotics Heroin Task Force where he worked in conjunction with the FBI, IRS, ATF and other local law enforcement agencies.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office welcomes Captain Harry J. Tompkins III to the team, and we are proud to have him serving our community.

Sheriff Langley Reports Recent Driving While Intoxicated Arrests

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports two men were recently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated on Putnam roads.

On February 22, 2018 at about 11:30 p.m. member responded to the Mobil gas station on Bryant Pond Road, Putnam Valley, on a 911 call reporting a person passed out in the driver’s seat of a Honda.

Vermont Man Arrested for Drugs After Traffic Stop

Kevin DancyKevin Dancy

On February 2, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m., while on patrol on Route 52 in the Town of Carmel, Deputy Sheriff Christopher Irwin observed a black pickup truck, with Vermont plates, with a driver who was not wearing a seatbelt.

Deputy Irwin stopped the truck, and a subsequent investigation revealed that the operator, 49-year-old Kevin C. Dancy, of Dover Vermont, was in possession of a quantity of marihuana and the controlled substance Clonazepam.

Mr. Dancy was arrested and charged with the misdemeanor, Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the 7th Degree, and the violation of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, he was also issued a traffic summons for no seatbelt.

Mr. Dancy is due to return to the Town of Carmel to answer the charges.

Mahopac Man Arrested for the Possession of Ecstasy

Joseph MarroneJoseph Marrone

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 27-year-old Mahopac man.

On the evening of February 15, 2018, Joseph Marrone, 27, of Mahopac, NY was stopped, while traveling on Route 6, by members of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU), for traffic violations. During the traffic stop it was determined that Mr. Marrone was in possession of a quantity of MDMA (ecstasy), an open container of alcohol and was operating out of restrictions on his driver’s license.

Mr. Marrone was arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and was issued three traffic summonses.


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