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.

Robert served with distinction in the Putnam County Sheriff’s department from 1984 until his retirement in 2007. As a Deputy, Robert served as a Criminal Investigator assigned to forensics and identification, as a member of the K-9 unit, and as a training officer in emergency communications. His experience reaches to every level in the Department, including patrol assignment and duty in the County correctional facility. He served in the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years, four as a line officer; seven years in the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company, five as line officer and two as chief; and two years in the Continental Village Fire Department in Philipstown.

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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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