Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, Chairman Art Hanley of the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council, and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell jointly announce that four Sheriff’s Office patrol boats will be christened with the names of four local war heroes at a ceremony to be held next week.
The naming ceremony will take place at the Putnam County Veterans’ Memorial Park at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The park is located off Gypsy Trail Road in the Town of Kent. The public is invited to attend the event and refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 P.M.
Roger Birch (D.O.B – 11/09/84) is wanted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and a Bench Warrant was issued April 13, 2015 in the Town Of Carmel Court, to answer the charge of Petit Larceny (P.L. 155.25).
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the Sheriff’s Office will be coordinating with other law enforcement agencies throughout Putnam and Westchester Counties to guard against any potential acts of terrorism during the upcoming Jewish Passover and Christian Easter celebrations.
William Deitz (05/13/48) is wanted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and an Arrest Warrant was issued March 2, 2015 in the Town Of Southeast Court, to answer the charge of Failure to register address / registered sex offender (CL 168-t).
–Impaired Driving Crackdown conducted on St. Patrick’s Day–
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that Putnam County police agencies participated in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving last week.
The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown action started on March 13th and ended on March 18th. Historically, the revelries and festivities marking St. Patrick’s Day have given rise to increased incidents of impaired driving and drinking related crashes, resulting in injuries and deaths on New York roadways. In an effort to deter DWI offenses around St. Patrick’s Day, the New York State Police, County Sheriffs, and local law enforcement agencies across the state were out in force last week, on the lookout for impaired drivers.
Sheriff Smith said that sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Kent Police Department combined to set up sobriety checkpoints at several different locations along Putnam County roads on St. Patrick’s Day evening, and screened dozens of motorists for signs of impairment. “The checkpoints were apparently effective in deterring impaired driving,” said the Sheriff, “because all the motorists screened were determined to be fit to drive.”