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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K9 Daisy
#k9friday @daisyarsonk9 came to the #PCSO for a visit. She is an accelerant detection dog who works with the Westchester Police. Such a great guest! Daisy is welcome back any time! #blacklab #policedog #thenoseknows #shedidntstartthefire #nowaboutthatsofa #happyweekendall
#tbt This is the entire Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the complete fleet of cars as it existed in 1962. Pictured left to right is Ray Weizenecker, Curt Reidel, Stanley Hart, Dick Crawford, an unidentified deputy, Frank Turpin, Marlin Robinson, Undersheriff Ralph Crookston and Sheriff Frank Lyden. This photo also contains a future sheriff, Ray Weizenecker and a future undersheriff, Marlin Robinson. They all gathered on the field at Carmel High School which is next door to the current #PCSO. If anyone knows the name of the unidentified deputy, please let us know. #putnamcountyny #putnamstrong #history
K8 Search
#k9friday Deputy Christopher Tompkins and his #k9Satch pose with a young lady attending the Medal of Honor Parade held two weeks ago in Carmel. #K9Satch loves to pose for photos when he is not working to keep the people of Putnam safe with his explosive detection skills. Thank you, Deputy and Satch! #policedog #germanshepherd #pcso #putnamcountyny #k9
Summer Interns
Many thanks to all our interns who spent part of their summer here with us. Today was their last day! After a farewell lunch, interns Kyle Kanuk, Emma Lewis, Timothy McMahon and Michael Machado had their picture taken with, Captains Ortolano and Babcock,Sheriff Langley, Undersheriff Corrigan and Captain Jennings. Captains Tompkins and Cheverko sent their regards. Missing are Megan Bernardo and Nicole Callen. We all wish them the best on their future endeavors! #pcso #putnamcountyny #thefuturessobright
This is the trophy won by the Sheriff’s DepartmentColor Guard at last week’s Brewster Fire Department Parade. Congratulations!

Upcoming Safe Child Events

  • Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day 112 Old Route 6 Carmel/ September 22nd 11am to 3pm
  • Carmel Fire Dept. Open House/94 Gleneida Ave., Carmel/ September 30th 11am to 3pm
  • Mahopac Fire Dept. Open House/741 Route 6 Mahopac/October 20th 11am to 3pm

K9 Duncan, End of Watch April 3, 2018. Run Free!

K9 DuncanK9 Duncan

Sadly #k9friday is early this week as we remember and thank K9 Duncan. In 2016, K9 Duncan retired from Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

She was 10-years-old and served at the Sheriff’s Department as a certified patrol, tracking and narcotics dog for eight years. During her career with the Sheriff’s Office, she was credited with over 300 narcotics arrests and solving over two dozen property related crimes. K9 Duncan is also credited with numerous tracks where she located criminals and missing persons, the most memorable being a two-year-old child who went missing in the Roaring Brook area of the Town of Putnam Valley. K9 Duncan tracked the child to a wooded area where Deputy Vincent Dalo heard the faint cry of a child who was then found behind a tree safe but scared.

K9 Duncan, we thank you for your service, keeping your handler safe and protecting our community.

Three Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in Putnam County

Michael H. BerneckerMichael H. Bernecker

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrests of two men and one woman who, on separate occasions were driving in Putnam County while under the influence of alcohol.

On March 10, 2018 at approximately 2:00 a.m., while on patrol in the Town of Southeast, Sergeant William Quick stopped a vehicle after he observed the vehicle fail to maintain the traffic lane and almost strike a snow embankment. Sergeant Quick determined the operator, Michael H. Bernecker, age 27, of North Salem, New York was intoxicated. Mr. Bernecker was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and traffic violations. Mr. Bernecker’s “Blood Alcohol Content” (BAC) was .13%

Mr. Bernecker was released and is due to appear in The Town of Southeast Justice Court on a future date.

Ryan C. CastleRyan C. Castle

On March 17, 2018, at approximately 2:10 a.m., while on patrol in the Town of Southeast, Deputy Sheriff Ronald Yeager observed a vehicle traveling south on the shoulder of Route 22.

After stopping the vehicle, Deputy Yeager determined the driver, 31-year-old Ryan C. Castle, of Pawling, NY was intoxicated. Mr. Castle was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and driving on the shoulder. Mr. Castle’s BAC was .12%

Mr. Castle was released and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Southeast Justice Court for a future court appearance.

Mary K. VillaverdeMary K. Villaverde

On March 24, 2018, at approximately 2:20 a.m. while on patrol, Deputy Sheriff Joseph Sadowski observed a car on Main Street in the Village of Brewster without any lights on and crossing into the oncoming lane of traffic.

Deputy Sadowski stopped the vehicle and determined the driver, Mary K. Villaverde, age 63 of Brookfield Connecticut was intoxicated. She was charged with driving while intoxicated. She had a BAC of .16%.

Ms. Villaverde is due to appear in the Village of Brewster Justice Court on a future date.

Connecticut Man Arrested With Stolen Property

Alex J. Cardenas-TacuriAlex J. Cardenas-Tacuri

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a twenty-year-old Danbury man for possession of stolen property and possession of a weapon.

On March 4, 2018, at approximately 2:45 a.m., while on patrol in the Town of Southeast, Deputy Sheriff Vincent Dalo observed two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed on Danbury Road.

With the assistance of the New York State Police and the Brewster Police Department, both vehicles were stopped.

After an investigation it was determined that the driver of one of the vehicles, Alex J. Cardenas-Tacuri, age 20, of Danbury Connecticut, had fled the State of Connecticut after stealing items from several unlocked cars.

Unlicensed Drivers Removed From Putnam County Roads

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of motorists driving with suspended licenses in Putnam County.

On March 17, 2018, at approximately 2:54 p.m. Deputy Sheriff Shawn Iarussi observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Route 6N, Mahopac. The deputy saw several objects hanging from the rear-view mirror obstructing the driver’s view.

A computer check disclosed, the driver, Peter T. Fischer, age 25, of Mahopac had been driving while his privilege to do so had been suspended in New York.

Sheriff's Department Hosts Training Seminar


Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on March 20, 2018, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office hosted an 8-hour in-service training seminar.

Topics covered in the seminar included, among other topics, Criminal and Drug Interdiction, Roadside Interview Techniques, Professionalism on the Traffic Stop and Legal Updates.

This training is part of Sheriff Langley’s continuing effort to combat the drug and opioid crisis plaguing our communities.

The training was conducted by Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Yela of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Division.

Putnam Valley Man Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer

Joseph A. MaffettoneJoseph A. Maffettone

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 25-year-old Putnam Valley man on charges of impersonating a police officer.

On February 16, 2018, at approximately, 1:40 a.m., members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department received a report from a female victim who stated her vehicle was pulled over on Oscawana Lake Road by a male in a GMC vehicle that had flashing blue lights activated. The man approached the female driver claiming that he worked with the Peekskill Police Department and that he had pulled her over because she crossed the double line. The suspicious female asked him for identification, but the man refused to produce any and subsequently left the area.

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI

–St. Patrick’s Day Crackdown Enforcement Effort–
–Impaired Driving Crackdown runs March 16-18, 2018–

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. and Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari announced today that their departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on March 16th and will end on March 18th. New York State Police, County Sheriffs, and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired related injuries and deaths.

Sheriff's Cadets Pancake Breakfast

Sheriff’s Cadets

Pancake Breakfast for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Cadets. What a fine bunch of young people dedicated to making their community even better! This is a fundraiser to help them achieve their goal of going to the Cadet Academy. This summer. Please help them out!

Brewster Resident Arrested for Exposure of a Person

On February 18, 2018, at about 5:03 p.m. Deputy Sheriff Christopher Tompkins, on routine patrol on Main Street in the Village of Brewster, observed 54-year-old, Brewster resident, Heminio Carranza-Vasquez urinating on the sidewalk. As Deputy Tompkins approached, Mr. Carranza-Vasquez turned while still urinating, in plain view of passing motorists and pedestrians.

Mr. Carranza-Vasquez was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Exposure of a Person and released without bail.

He is due in the Village of Brewster Court at a later date.

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. and District Attorney Robert v. Tendy Remind Residents to Be Aware of Thieves Impersonating Utility Workers

As with other power outages, there is always a concern about people becoming victims to a burglary or larceny by those posing as NYSEG employees. Here are some reminders to help ensure that our residents don’t fall prey to common scams that have been used in the past during power outages:


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