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

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:

Fleeing Vehicle Crashes Into a Southeast Pond

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Brewster man on multiple charges after he crashed into a pond off Route 22 in the Town of Southeast while trying to evade a deputy.

On February 23, 2018, at approximately 1:17 a.m. Deputy Sheriff Michael Diveglio, while on patrol in Southeast, observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Route 22. He further observed the vehicle proceed through a steady red light at the Route 312 intersection, almost causing an accident with another vehicle.

The deputy activated his emergency lights in an attempt to effectuate a traffic stop but the vehicle sped on, traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. The Deputy, who had lost sight of the car, came to the intersection of Route 22 and Doansburg Road and began to canvass the area until finally he saw a damaged guard-rail and the same vehicle floating in a pond located on the other side of the guardrail.

New York City Man Caught Driving with a Suspended License

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a New York City man driving while his privilege to drive was suspended.

On February 28, 2018, at approximately 1:06 a.m., while on patrol on Route 9D in the Town of Philipstown, Deputy Sheriff William Verrastro observed a vehicle bearing New Jersey plates which had no plate lamps. Deputy Verrastro stopped the car, and a Department of Motor Vehicle check revealed that the driver, 32-year-old Eugene K. Lane of New York City, had a total of nine pending suspensions on his license.


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