Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man’s body was found today in a wooded area in the Town of Southeast. According to preliminary reports, the man was believed to be homeless and had apparently been living in a makeshift encampment in the woods where his body was found.
An acquaintance of the deceased found his body in the encampment this morning and called 911 shortly before 10:00 A.M. Officers of the Brewster Police Department and Sheriff’s deputies responded and met the caller, who led them to the encampment several hundred feet in from Allview Avenue, just north of the Village of Brewster.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac couple on felony drug charges stemming from an incident at the Putnam County Correctional Facility in Carmel.
At about 8:30 PM on January 12, 2017, in the visitation room of the jail facility, Correction Officer Richard Greagor observed suspicious contact between a male inmate and a woman visitor. The officer determined that the woman had allegedly passed drugs to the inmate and the drugs were seized.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that he has named Paul Boscia as the new Undersheriff of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Boscia’s appointment fills a vacancy in the position following the untimely death on November 15, 2016 of the previous long-time Undersheriff, Peter Convery. Mr. Boscia’s official appointment as Undersheriff will commence on February 6, 2017 and is effective through the remainder of Sheriff Smith’s current elected term of office, which runs through December 31, 2017.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the victims of yesterday’s crash involving a pickup truck and a Verizon utility truck on New York Route 22 near Brewster have been identified.
The man driving the pickup truck was Mr. David H. Mossman, aged 23, of Dingle Ridge Road in Southeast. Mr. Mossman was transported by helicopter to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla and admitted with multiple injuries described as serious. The Sheriff’s Office has no further information on his condition at this time.
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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a head-on crash on New York Route 22 this morning has sent three men to the hospital, one with very serious injuries who was airlifted by helicopter. The crash, which involved a northbound pickup truck and a southbound Verizon utility truck occurred at about 7:50 AM today (Tuesday) near the intersection of Route 22 and County Route 121 (June Road), about a mile south of the Village of Brewster.
According to preliminary reports from sheriff’s deputies at the scene, the crash apparently happened when the northbound pickup truck, occupied by a male driver, crossed over the center line and into the path of the southbound Verizon truck, which was occupied by two workmen. The vehicles collided head-on, with the force of the impact causing the Verizon truck to rollover down an embankment on the southbound shoulder of the road. The heavily demolished pickup truck came to rest on the northbound shoulder.
A passing motorist came upon the crash and telephoned 911. Sheriff’s deputies and state troopers responded to the scene.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of Christian Salazar-Miguel, aged 18. Salazar was arrested on December 21, 2016 in the Town of Carmel following an investigation into a sexual assault that had allegedly occurred at his residence in the Village of Brewster.
On November 17, 2016, it was alleged that Salazar had sexual intercourse with a thirteen year old female that he had met on Facebook. During the course of the investigation, investigators from the Sheriff’s Department also recovered nude photographs that were allegedly sent from Salazar to the underage female. On December 21, 2016, Salazar was interviewed at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department where he admitted to both the sexual relationship and the nude photographs. Salazar was then arrested and charged with one count each of Rape in the Second Degree, a felony; Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor in the Second Degree, a felony; Sexual Misconduct, a misdemeanor; and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a misdemeanor. The defendant was arraigned before Village of Brewster Justice Richard O’Rourke and committed to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000.00 cash bail or $300,000.00 bond pending a future appearance in the Village of Brewster Justice Court.