Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Town of Kent Police Department Chief Alex Divernieri report that their departments will be coordinating increased patrols to be on the lookout for drunk drivers during the upcoming holidays. The extra sheriff’s deputies and town police officers will be deployed between December 16th and January 2nd. The stepped up patrols are the latest action in ongoing efforts aimed at deterring intoxicated or impaired driving and is part of a statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown effort.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Patterson man on criminal charges following an investigation into two incidents.
On November 17, 2016 at approximately 12:10 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin arrested Joseph Ettere, 35, of 550 Route 164, Patterson and charged him with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and with Harassment in the First Degree, misdemeanors.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that the 2016 Putnam Community Action Partnership (“CAP”) Annual Toy Drive kicks-off and is once again asking area residents for their support to make the annual event a success. As in past years, teenagers in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Program are helping to gather donated toys and other gifts for needy children in Putnam County.
Since 2004, the goal of Operation Safeguard is to educate, promote and remind citizens that the threat of terrorism is ongoing and continued vigilance by the public, business sectors and law enforcement is essential for the public’s safety.
New York State is divided into sixteen counter-terrorism zones, Westchester and Putnam Counties are part of Counter-Terrorism Zone 3 (CTZ-3).