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

President George H.W. Bush


On behalf of Undersheriff Michael F. Corrigan and the entire Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, we extend our sincere condolences to the Bush Family and friends on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush. We thank him for his lifelong service to our nation and the example he set of duty, service and country. May he rest in peace following a life well lived. Photo 1998

Recent Intoxicated Driver Arrests Recorded

Luis R. Alonzo Santos - Fredy Munoz-MendezLuis R. Alonzo Santos - Fredy Munoz-Mendez

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports recent intoxicated driver arrests recorded by members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

On November 14, 2018, at approximately 5:47 pm, Sergeant Timothy Keith, while patrolling State Route 6, in the Town of Southeast, observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. Sergeant Keith initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon further investigation Sergeant Keith determined that the driver, 48-year-old Fredy Munoz-Mendez was allegedly, intoxicated. Mr. Munoz-Mendez was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing. Mr. Munoz-Mendez was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Misdemeanor).

Mr. Munoz-Mendez was processed and released on his own recognizance. Mr. Munoz-Mendez was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Southeast Justice Court.

Traffic Stop Yields the Arrests of a Brewster Man on Drug Possession Charges and a Brewster Woman on a Warrant

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. reports the arrests of two people after a Deputy Sheriff initiated a traffic stop.

On November 20, 2018, Deputy Kevin Radovich observed a vehicle commit traffic violations on State Route 22, in the Town of Patterson. Deputy Radovich initiated a traffic stop on the car. While conducting the traffic stop, Deputy Radovich learned that the driver, John Covias, age 40, of Brewster, had a suspended New York State Driver’s License, and also had two active warrants out of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Covias was in possession of alleged heroin. Mr. Covias was also found to be in possession of hypodermic needles, for which he did not have a prescription.

Kent Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated and Vehicular Manslaughter

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of 49 year old Silvio Tenesaca, (DOB 7/13/69) of Kent, in the death of Lake Carmel resident George T. Rosalino DOB 5/14/65.

It is charged that on the evening of November 27, 2018, approximately between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Silvio Tenesaca was intoxicated while driving his vehicle in the vicinity of Route 52 and Palmer Trail, Kent New York, when he struck and killed Mr. Rosalino who was riding a bicycle.

Tenesaca was charged with Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree (D Felony), Leaving the Scene of an Accident, (D Felony), Driving While Intoxicated and Driving while having a BAC in excess of .08. and related traffic violations.

Mr. Tenesaca was arraigned today in the Town of Kent before the Honorable Justice Kevin Douchkoff and was remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 cash/$100,000 bond, pending a future court date.

Recent Drug Possession Arrests Recorded

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports recent drug possession arrests recorded by Deputy Sheriff’s.

Connecticut Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Possession Charges

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Connecticut man on Gun and Drug Possession charges. On October 30, 2018, at approximately 2:40 am, Deputy Shane Rossiter observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on Inter-State 84, in the West-Bound lane, in the Town of Southeast. Deputy Rossiter initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Subsequent investigation revealed that the driver, Benjamin Hartley, age 33, of Mansfield, Connecticut was in possession of Concentrated Cannabis, Marijuana, and a Hand-Gun (for which Mr. Hartley does not have a pistol permit). Mr. Hartley was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing.

Mr. Hartley was processed and charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm (Class E Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (Class A Misdemeanor), and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (Violation). Mr. Hartley was arraigned in the Town of Kent Justice Court, on behalf of the Town of Southeast Justice Court. Mr. Hartley was remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $20,000.00 cash-bail/ $40,000.00 bail-bond, which he later posted. Mr. Hartley is due back in court to answer to the charges he was arrested for.

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Crackdown Enforcement Effort

–Impaired Driving Crackdown runs November 21, 2018 – November 25, 2018–

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

This Thanksgiving weekend, millions will hit the roads eager to spend time with family and friends. It’s one of the busiest travel times of the year, and unfortunately more people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes. In a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on November 21, 2018 and will end on November 25, 2018.

Coffee With a Cop Mahopac - Carmel - Patterson

Sheriff Robert F. Langley, Jr. announces three new Coffee With a Cop dates in Mahopac, Carmel and Patterson.

coffee with a cop

Tuesday, November 27th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

McDonald’s - 154 Route 6, Mahopac
With Deputy Sheriff AJ Pizzuto and a member of the Carmel Police Department.
coffee with a cop

Tuesday, November 27th 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Starbucks - 1876 Route 6, Carmel
With Deputy Sheriff AJ Pizzuto, a member of the Carmel Police Department and Red E. Fox from the Bureau of Emergency Services.

coffee with a cop

Wednesday, November 28th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Dunkin - 3115 Route 22, Patterson
With Deputy Sheriff Randel Hill and K9 Flash.

Remember Our Veterans

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard attending last month’s ceremony marking the arrival of the Traveling Vietnam Wall to the Putnam County Veteran’s Park. Left to right is CO Travis Bjorkander, Deputy Matthew Kraisky, Deputy Bryan Suppa and CO Michael Tighe. We are grateful for their participation honoring veterans that day and every day especially today! #pcso #putnamcountyny #colorguard #putnamsafeputnamstrong #weremember #veteransday2018

Veterans Day
Veterans Day

Girl Scouts Visit the Sheriff's Office

Girl Scout Troop 1096 visited the Sheriff’s Department today. They went on a tour of Sheriff Langley’s Office (where they met unofficial mascot Badger) , the Squad Room, Communications, and the Jail with Captain Cheverko, Lieutenant Hanley and CO Corvino and met Deputy Tompkins and his K9 Satch. It was a pleasure to have such fine young ladies there earning their Detective Badges. Congratulations! #girlscouts #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamkids #comeseeusagain

Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts


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