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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Deputy Adam McKechnie
Wishing all the best to Deputy Adam McKechnie on his last day where he’s doing a double shift! Dedication to the end… Sheriff and Undersheriff presented Deputy McKechnie with some parting swag. Happy retirement and keep being safe out there. Many thanks for all your years at the #PSCO! #putnamcountyny
Children's Expo
Special bonus #k9saturday! Come on down to the Children’s Expo and meet K9 Satch here with his handler Deputy Tompkins. Festivities are on until 3 pm! #putnamcountyny #safechild #k9 #emergencyservices #publicsafetyday
After receiving their FAA part 107 Remote Pilot Certification, #PCSO Deputies Ryan Diskin and Joseph Sedowski are attending an unmanned aerial systems operator course in Oriskany, NY. #drones #aerialphotography #straightenupandflyright #fridayflyday #putnamsafeputnamstrong
The Communication Division has come a long way. In this week’s #tbt photo, we have Deputy William (Bill) Clinton manning the desk in the old Putnam County Sheriff’s Office / Courthouse and Jail, ca 1968. #pcso #putamhistory #throwbackthursday
Safe Kids
Deputy Charlie Johnson instructing a grandmother on the proper use and installation of a child safety seat. If you need help please call us to come by for your own safety check. 845-225-4300. #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #safekids

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

Public Service Commission to Hold Hearings on NYSE&G Storm Performance

The New York State Public Service Commission is sponsoring a series of public statement hearings regarding the March 2018 winter storms and resulting power outages. The Commission has initiated an investigation of the storm preparation and response by the state’s major electric utilities.

To ensure full public participation, the Commission will hold the public statement hearings to solicit input and comments from communities concerning the utilities’ performance regarding the storm events. The hearings are open to members of the public who wish to participate and comment. Information received at the public statement hearings will be transcribed and will be included in the record. The public comments will be considered by the Commission in deciding this matter.

For more information and a schedule of the hearings, download the attached PDF.

Lake Carmel Man Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

Mark A. ComptonMark A. Compton

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 52-year-old Lake Carmel man for Driving While Intoxicated in the Town of Kent.

On April 10, 2018, at about 2:15 p.m., while on patrol, Deputy Sheriff Christopher Tompkins was advised by a passing motorist that there was a vehicle operating erratically on Route 52 in Kent. The deputy located the car, stopped it and determined the driver, Mark A. Compton, age 52, of Lake Carmel was intoxicated.

Mr. Compton was arrested and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated for having a BAC in excess of .18%. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Kent Justice Court on April 25, 2018.

New York City Man Arrested for Selling Heroin in Putnam County

Jassell FrancoJassell Franco

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of Jassell Franco, 24, of New York City on heroin-related sales charges.

In April of 2018, a deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that the defendant was involved in the sale of heroin within the county. The deputy was able to contact the subject and arrange for the purchase of 150 bags of heroin. On the night of April 6, 2018, members of the NEU took Mr. Franco into custody during a drug transaction, in the Applebee’s Parking lot on Independent Way in the Town of Southeast.

Franco, of 711 West 190 Street, Manhattan, New York was charged with (1) one Felony count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and (1) one Felony count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Franco was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Timothy Curtis of the Town of Kent Justice Court and committed to the Putnam County Correctional facility on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

Eagle Scout Gordon Vincent Moccio

Eagle Scout Gordon Vincent Mocci Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming, Gordon Vincent Mocci, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. with Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and, Putnam’s newest Eagle Scout Gordon Vincent Moccio. What an accomplished young man who will no doubt do even more great things. Among many other achievements was his induction into the Putnam County Sheriff’s Honor Corps. Congratulations to Gordon and the entire Moccio Family!

Putnam Valley's Newest Eagle Scouts

Eagle ScoutsGregory Yovane, Undersheriff Michael F. Corrigan, Jason Garofalo

Eagle Scout honors, today in Putnam County! Putnam Valley Troop 353’s newest Eagle Scouts, Gregory Yovane (L) and Jason Garofalo (R). Undersheriff Michael F. Corrigan attended the Court of Honor and was pleased to induct Gregory and Jason into the Putnam County Sheriff’s Honor Corps. Congrats Greg and Jason-your community is proud of you!

Best Color Guard - Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Deputy Claire Pierson and Undersheriff CorriganDeputy Claire Pierson and Undersheriff Michael Corrigan

Undersheriff Michael Corrigan congratulates Deputy Claire Pierson who accepted the 2018 Northern Westchester-Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Best Color Guard Award in memory of James Evers. Dep. Pierson accepted the award on behalf of Deputies Matthew Kraisky, Daniel Meury and Brian Neary who also marched on St. Patrick’s Day, but on behalf of the entire Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Corrigan stated that this award not only recognizes a personal pride and professionalism for the deputies but pride in their organization as well. Congrats to all!

Deputy Injured After a Drunk Driver Rams Into Patrol Vehicle During a Traffic Stop

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on April 3, 2018, at approximately 2:20 a.m. Deputy Shane Rossiter was on the right side of the northbound Taconic State Parkway, in the Town of Putnam Valley, sitting in his marked patrol car. He had his emergency lights activated, after pulling over a vehicle for a routine traffic infraction. Deputy Rossiter had just issued a ticket to the driver of that vehicle and was in his car waiting for the driver to pull away when a white 2013 BMW struck the rear of Deputy Rossiter’s vehicle.

17-Year-Old Cold Spring Resident Charged With Destroying Property in His Neighborhood

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a seventeen-year-old Cold Spring resident on charges that he intentionally damaged property of another.

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, multiple complaints of Criminal Mischief were received by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and the Cold Spring Police Department after unknown persons had spent the overnight hours, Friday into Saturday, causing destruction and vandalism throughout the Villages of Cold Spring and Nelsonville.

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.


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