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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Happy Easter to those celebrating! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyny #community #easter
Sheriff Langley swearing in the Fire Police at the Patterson Fire Department Installation Dinner. Thank you all for your continued service to our County! #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #community #fireservice
“Chag Pesach kasher vesame’ach” or Happy Passover to those celebrating tonight! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #community #passover #matzoh
It is time for #K9Friday! This week finds the last but not least in our portrait series. This is our newest K9, Hannah a certified Electronics Detection Dog who recently graduated and started working her first cases. We are so fortunate to have her! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #policedog #workingdog #sheriffk9 #yellowlab
Drspatchers Week
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office thanks all of our dispatchers for the work they do! We highly agree they deserve to be recognized this week for all they do to keep our community safe and help our residents and visitors when needed most. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #thethingoldline #911dispatcher #communications #nationalsafetytelecommunicatorsweek

Mahopac Man Arrested for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

Michael MurtaghMichael Murtagh

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley Jr., reports the arrest of a Mahopac man for Driving While Intoxicated.

On December 8, 2018, at approximately 12:10 am, Deputy Michael Diveglio observed a vehicle speeding on State Route 6, in the Town of Carmel. Deputy Diveglio initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the vicinity of Drewville Road and Crafts Road. A subsequent in investigation revealed that the vehicle’s driver, Michael Murtagh, age 30, of Carmel, was allegedly intoxicated. Mr. Murtagh was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing. Mr. Murtagh was processed and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (.18 of 1% or more Blood Alcohol Content), and Driving While Intoxicated (Both Misdemeanors). Mr. Murtagh posted $250.00 bail and was released to a third party.

Mr. Murtagh is scheduled to appear in the Town of Carmel Justice Court, at a future date and time.

Telephone Scams in Our Area

You’re a mean one...

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens jointly, and on behalf of all Law Enforcement officials in Putnam County, wish a healthy and happy holiday season for all. However, they remind citizens that, unfortunately, criminals are using the generosity and joyfulness of the holiday season as a time to victimize Putnam County residents, especially the elderly.

Currently, law enforcement is investigating a variety of telephone scams in our area; notably unsolicited telephone callers are impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding cash payments for unpaid taxes via prepaid debit cards, money orders, or wire transfers from their banks. Another prevalent scam is where the caller alleges to be calling on behalf of someone, usually a grandchild or other relative, who is allegedly in danger or trouble; this scam involves an immediate request for cash, to pay bail, medical bills or a fine.

It is important to remain calm when receiving these types of calls, you need to pause; the IRS will generally contact you by mail, not over the telephone, and the IRS will not ask for payment using a prepaid debit card, a money order or wire a transfer. The IRS also will not ask for a credit card number over the telephone. The IRS suggests if you believe that you owe Federal taxes you can reach the IRS at 800-829-1040.

Sheriff's Holiday Party

The annual #PCSO Holiday Party yesterday was SRO, no the other SRO-standing room only! Thanks to Lieutenant Hanley, Chief of Staff McKinney, Traffic Safety Liaison Mirra, Confidential Assistant to the Undersheriff Liebler and the Jail staff for an amazing and delicious time. Happy holidays everyone! #putnamcountyny

Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays

Throwback Thursday - Sheriff Weizenecker

Something a little different and little presidential for you folks this week’s #tbt!

This former Putnam County inmate (photo 2) used his artistic skills to draw both Sheriff Ray Weizenecker and President John Kennedy. The Sheriff had a lot of respect and admiration for the late president. The black and white one image would be from around 1977 and the color one from around 1983. Does anybody know who the artist is? Please let us know! #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #jfk

Community Day

Sheriff Langley visiting the kindergarten class as part of Community Day along with local children’s author Raven Howell. The kids had lots of great questions for the Sheriff and learned about 911. Not for math homework! Thanks to Mrs. Ricci and her staff for a fun morning! #pcso #gufs #putnamcountyny #garrisonny #community @atpearthkeeper

Community Day
Community Day
Community Day

Welcome K9 Hannah

Welcome to the #PCSO K9 Hannah! She and her handler Investigator Hyla will have a long prosperous career together protecting and serving the folks of Putnam County! #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #policedog #yellowlab #k9

K9 Hannah

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

John Covias & Benlynx GarciaJohn Covias & Benlynx Garcia

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

Silvio TenesacaSilvio Tenesaca

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.


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