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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A blast from the past for #K9Friday! Retired K9 Chase visited the Department during a special event. He is current PCSO K9 Flashs older brother. It is always nice to see such cherished old friends.

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K9 Hannah
#flashbackfriday and #k9friday all in just one post! Here is K9 Hannah with a fan in the Department’s lobby. Christmas is three months from today. Let that sink in and have a safe and fun weekend! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #policedog #yellowlab #electronicsdetectiondog #sheriffK9 #workingdog
K9 Flash
It is time for #K9Friday with Deputy Hill and #K9Flash! Have a great weekend everyone!
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K9 Satch
It’s time for #K9Friday and @pcso_k9satch is ready to skid steer into the weekend! Who wants to be his co-pilot? #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #sheriffK9 #malinois #bringtreats
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Hello #flashbackfriday! Circa 1980’s
Sergeant Anthony Edwards preparing to saddle his 1979 Plymouth Volare Pursuit package patrol unit. Sergeant Edwards served the people of Putnam County with pride and dedication and brought not only the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department to the forefront of technology but changed police reporting national by implementing the use of computers during their infancy for police reports. Anthony Edwards would to this day be a tremendous asset not only to the Sheriff’s Department but to our community due to his passion and knowledge in the communications and reporting systems of emergency services. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistoryny #plymouthvolare #policecar #vintagecar

Never Forget

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On this day… 19 years ago… 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10 am, September 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

To date our fallen heroes from Putnam County:

  • Carmel
    • Kuveikis, Thomas; 48, New York Fire Department
    • Minara, Robert; 54, New York Fire Department
    • Lyons, Thomas “Tommy”; 51, New York Police Department
  • Kent
    • Harlin, Danny; 41, New York Fire Department Lake Carmel
    • Driscoll, Stephen Patrick; 38, New York Police Department
  • Mahopac
    • Roberts, Thomas; 58 (8/12/09), New York Fire Department
  • Patterson
    • Blackwell, Christopher J.; 42, New York Fire Department
    • Cain, George; 35, New York Fire Department

And this year, sadly, we add: Commissioner Robert McMahon, Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services

#neverforget #911 #putnamcountyny #putnamcountystrong #thinblueline #thinredline #thinwhiteline #thelongrayline #nyfd #nypd #papd #putnamheroes @carmelfireny

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Kent Man Charged With Menacing

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Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. announces the arrest of a 54-year-old Kent man resulting from an incident that took place on August 22, 2020, in front of the Historic Court House, Carmel NY.

After an investigation and consultation with the District Attorney’s Office, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office arrested the 54-year-old man and charged him with Menacing in the Second Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Carmel Justice Court at a later date.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #carmelNY

Sheriff's Department Award Presentation

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Today, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Facility held an Award Presentation. Three of our bravest were honored and two others sworn into the promoted position of Sergeant.

It is no secret that two of our own were injured in the line of duty within the last year. We are beyond grateful that both of them, Ryan McMahon and Benjamin Levine, were present with smiles on their faces and their families at hand to receive their awards. Deputy Kevin Osika, who has been feted before for his heroism, was again honored. Their awards are as follows:

New York State Senate Liberty Award and Proclamation presented by honored guest Senator Pete Harckham to Deputy Kevin Osika and Deputy Benjamin Levine for their life saving measures in two separate suicidal situations. Well done. The National Sheriff’s Association Medal of valor was presented by Captain Harry Tompkins and Captain Jon Jennings to Deputy Osika, Deputy Levine and Investigator McMahon. The Medal of Valor is given for an act of outstanding personal bravery, intelligently performed, in the line of duty at eminent personal hazard of life.

The National Sheriff’s Association Purple Heart was presented by Sheriff Langley and Undersheriff Kevin Cheverko to Investigator McMahon and Deputy Levine. The Purple Heart is given for having sustained personal injury in the intelligent performance of duty, inflicted by an assailant with a dangerous and deadly weapon. Today was also the first time anyone has received a Purple Heart at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Now there are two.

Sheriff Langley also swore in Matthew Boscia (who was pinned with his new badge by his father, retired Undersheriff Paul Boscia) and Michael Sutherland as new Sergeants for the Department. We wish them continued prosperity in their positions and thank them for their dedication and service to Putnam County.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamsfinest #medalofvalor #purpleheart #NYStateLibertyAward #promotions #sergeant #putnamstrong

Warrant Wednesday - Sept 9, 2020

It’s time for Warrant Wednesday!
WANTED FOR RAPE FIRST DEGREE
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the pictured individual, Jose Tapia, in relation to a Superior Court Arrest Warrant for Rape 1st Degree, Criminal Contempt 1st, Criminal Possession Weapon 4th, and Menacing 2nd. Tapia’s last known area of residence was City of Peekskill. Anyone who has information to his whereabouts, contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 845-225-4300. All calls kept confidential.

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It's Time For Back to School

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Please keep these safety tips in mind especially in school zones:

  • Be on the lookout for school zone signals and ALWAYS obey the speed limits.
  • When entering a school zone, be sure to slow down and obey all traffic laws.
  • Always stop for school busses that are loading or unloading children. It is ILLEGAL to pass a school bus with its STOP sign out and/or its red lights flashing.
  • Watch out for school crossing guards and obey their signals.
  • Be aware of and watch out for children near schools, bus stops, sidewalks, in the streets, in school parking lots, etc.
  • Avoid using a cell phone, unless it is completely hands-free, which means no texting!

Putnam County has no children to spare. Lets keep everyone safe.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #schoolbussafety #backtoschool2020

Happy Labor Day

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Multi-Agency Efforts Lead to Arrests of Nine Felony Lane Gang Members

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Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that a criminal investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department leads to a Federal Investigation with the FBI. The investigation stemmed from larcenies from vehicles and identity theft which targeted women throughout multiple states along the East Coast. After a lengthy investigation this case has been brought to a close with multiple arrests. We would like to thank the FBI for their continued support in cases such as these.

Nine Indicted in Connection with Identity Theft and Bank Fraud Conspiracy Charged for their Roles in a Nationwide “Felony Lane Gang” Scheme SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Nine men have been charged in a 13-count indictment for their roles in a wide-ranging bank fraud and identity theft scheme that affected hundreds of victims, including in Onondaga and Albany Counties.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon; William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. The nine defendants are:

  • TYRONE PARKER, JR. a/k/a “Ty,” a/k/a “Cheese,” a/k/a “Little Thigh,” age 21, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • JOSHUA MALLORY, a/k/a “P,” a/k/a “Pudge,” age 35, of Fort Lauderdale
  • TYRONE PARKER, a/k/a “Tyron Parker,” a/k/a “Thigh,” age 39, of Fort Lauderdale
  • RANDALL TAYLOR, a/k/a “Gucci,” a/k/a “Guwop,” age 34, of Fort Lauderdale
  • CEDRIC LYNCH, a/k/a “City,” a/k/a “C,” age 35, of Orlando, Florida
  • TERRELL MCDONALD, a/k/a “Ruger,” a/k/a “Moon,” age 30, of Troy, New York
  • KEYSHAWN ARNOLD, a/k/a “Key,” age 23, of Schenectady, New York
  • ROBERT NATSON, a/k/a “Big Rob,” age 34, of Fort Lauderdale
  • GARY GRIER, a/k/a “G,” age 34, of Fort Lauderdale

Each of the defendants is charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

As alleged in the indictment, the defendants were involved together in a fraud scheme known as “Felony Lane Gang.” Such schemes are characterized by members of the conspiracy using stolen identification from one victim to conduct fraudulent transactions using checks and credit cards stolen from another victim. The mobile identity theft ring traveled across the country breaking into cars, often targeting those parked by women at locations such as health and fitness centers, daycares, outdoor recreational parks, and dog parks. After committing these “smash-and-grab” vehicle thefts, members of the conspiracy stole debit cards, credit cards, check books, and photo identifications, which they later used to commit bank fraud, sometimes even years later. The leaders of the scheme recruited women, whom they often referred to as “faces,” to impersonate the smash-and-grab victims in drive-through bank lanes. The recruited check cashers were almost always suffering from an addiction to a controlled substance and were provided payment at least partially in narcotics.

The defendants were collectively involved in more than 700 smash-and-grab thefts and approximately 1,000 fraudulent bank transactions in the Northern District of New York and all over the country, with losses exceeding $1.5 million.

McDonald was arrested in Troy; Mallory, Parker, Lynch, and Grier were arrested in Florida; Taylor was arrested in Utah; and Parker, Jr. was arrested in Georgia. Arnold was in New York State custody on unrelated state charges and will come into federal custody at a later date.

If convicted of the charges set forth in the indictment, the defendants each face up to 30 years in prison, and a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 years on each aggravated identity theft count. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case is being investigated by the FBI Westchester Resident Agency of the New York Field Office and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the FBI Field Offices in Albany, Miami, and Salt Lake City, and Resident Agencies in Savannah, Georgia, and Portland, Maine, and from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine, the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office, and the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office. Additional assistance was provided by numerous law enforcement agencies, including, within New York, the New York State Police; Columbia County Sheriff’s Office; Genesee County Sheriff’s Office; Monroe County Sheriff’s Office; Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office; Warren County Sheriff’s Office; and the police departments of the Town of Bethlehem; Glens Falls; Gloversville; Greenburgh; Greece; and Watervliet; and elsewhere, Connecticut State Police; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Georgia State Patrol; Illinois State Police; Massachusetts State Police; Broward County, FL Sheriff’s Office; Northern York County, PA Regional Police; Southern Chester County, PA Regional Police; Utah County, UT Sheriff’s Office; and the police departments of Auburn, MA; Bath, ME; Biddeford, ME; Bozeman, MT; Brunswick, ME; Caernarvon Township, PA; Chester Township, PA; Cinnaminson, NJ; Darien, CT; East Norriton Township, PA; Easthampton, MA; Greenwich, CT; Lower Moreland Township, PA; Manheim Township, PA; Portland, ME; Portsmouth, NH; Saco, ME; Salisbury, MA; Sanford, ME; Scarborough, ME; Somersworth, NH; South Portland, ME; St. George, UT; Syracuse, UT; Tinicum, PA; Towamencin, PA; Tewksbury, MA; Wakefield, MA; Yarmouth, ME; and York, ME.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew D. Beaty.

Drive-By for Mia

From Mia’s Mom to the Department and all the agencies who participated in Mia’s joyous occasion: “Thanks again to you, Lieutenant McManus, and the police officers, EMS personnel, and firemen and women who drove by Saturday afternoon to welcome Mia Carollo home from Maria Fareri Hospital after her first leukemia treatments. This is the start of 2 years of intensive treatments to make her well. On behalf of the Carollo family and the whole neighborhood, we want you to know how much we appreciate your help and your service. We’re proud supporters of the police and enjoy working with you. Special thanks for making Mia’s homecoming so wonderful.” Carla The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office wishes Mia all the best for a full and fast recovery!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #childhoodleukemia #putnamlovesmia

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The long line of vehicles down Allview and around the corner onto Turk Hill Rd.
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Anthony Carollo, Mia’s Dad, with his parents.
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Mia with her Mom, Dominique, and her Dad, Anthony.
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The fire engine driving by the Carollo’s house.
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September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

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The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office recognizes September as Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. For further information, please visit www.preventsuicideny.org. There is always hope! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #betheone2 I’m Concerned About Myself If you are in crisis:

  • Call 911
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Text “Got5” to 741-741

If you are thinking about suicide, take steps to keep yourself safe:

  • Make a promise to yourself not to do anything right now. Remind yourself suicidal thoughts come and go
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make your home safe by removing anything that could be used to hurt yourself.
  • Stay hopeful. People do get through this.
  • Reach out to someone you trust for help.
  • Contact your primary or mental health care provider and make an appointment. Visit the New York State Office of Mental Health Program Directory to find a behavioral health provider near you.

If you are not sure how to talk about your suicidal thoughts, here are some things that might help:

  • Describe your internal thoughts.
  • If you have a plan to complete suicide, explain it to someone you trust.
  • Specifically say that you are thinking about suicide.
  • If you do not feel comfortable saying these things out loud: write a note, email, or a text and sit with someone you trust while they read your message.

I’m Concerned About Someone If you are worried that someone is in immediate danger or may have already acted on suicidal thoughts, call 911. Look for the signs. Most people thinking about suicide show warning signs before taking action. These include:

  • Talking about killing oneself, feeling hopeless, having no reason to live, being a burden to others, feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Withdrawing from activities
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Looking for ways to end their lives
  • Saying goodbye
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Aggression, fatigue, sleeping too much or too little
  • Displaying moods of depression, anxiety, loss of interest, irritability, humiliation, shame, agitation, or anger
  • Relief or sudden improvement

Pay attention to new or uncharacteristic behavior. Has your loved one experienced a painful event, loss or change? Take any talk of suicide seriously. Someone who is suicidal may say things like:

  • “I don’t know how much longer I can take this”
  • “They will be sorry once I’m gone”
  • “I wish I could go to sleep and never wake up”
  • “I’ve been saving up my pills in case things get really bad”

Take action. If someone you know is exhibiting any of these warning signs:

  • Ask them openly and directly if they are thinking about suicide
  • Ask them to tell you about what has been going on and LISTEN to them.
  • Avoid discussing the value of life, minimizing problems, or giving advice
  • Link them to additional resources, let them know it is important to get help, and stay with them while exploring options

Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Crisis Text Line: Text ‘Got5’ to 741-741. Learn more about the #BeThe1To campaign to spread the message about the five steps everyone can take to help someone in crisis.

Warrant Wednesday

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It’s time for Warrant Wednesday!

WANTED FOR BURGLARY 3RD DEGREE The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the pictured individual, Victor Zuniga-Chirinos, who is wanted on a Superior Court Arrest Warrant for a commercial burglary and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Last known area of residence was 826 Columbus Ave, NY, NY. Anyone who has information about his whereabouts, contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. All calls kept confidential. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #warrantwednesday

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