Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Recent Sheriff's Department Activity

Man Arrested for Assaulting Ambulance Crew

On February 7, deputies arrested a 36-year-old man from Mohegan Lake for Assault 3rd.

At approximately 11:50 p.m., Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Breezy Park Way in the Town of Putnam Valley for a report of an intoxicated man who was threatening to harm himself. Deputies contacted the man and determined that he required immediate medical care. Volunteers from the Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps. were called to the scene.

The man was moved to an ambulance and became irritated as the EMS crew began to care for him. He then forcefully kicked an EMT in the face, causing minor injuries.

Deputies restrained the man and escorted the ambulance to Putnam Hospital Center. He was issued an appearance ticket and released to hospital staff, pending a future arraignment in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court.

Deputies Arrest Kent Man, Wanted for Assaulting a Police Officer

On February 20, deputies arrested a 31-year-old man wanted for assaulting one of their own.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office applied for an arrest warrant earlier this year after the man injured a Deputy inside a residence on Towners Road. Deputies located the man inside the same residence and took him into custody without incident.

The defendant was arraigned in the Town of Kent Justice Court and released on his own recognizance. The injured Deputy made a full recovery and returned to duty shortly after the incident.

Deputy Arrests Man for Driving While Intoxicated, Two Weeks After DWI Conviction

On February 27, a deputy arrested a 22-year-old Peekskill man for Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, False Personation, and numerous traffic infractions.

At approximately 1:40 AM, a deputy observed a red Ford SUV speeding and failing to stay within the proper lane on Bryant Pond Road in the Town of Putnam Valley. The deputy stopped the vehicle near Barger Street to issue a summons.

The driver, knowing his privilege to drive was suspended, provided the deputy with a false name. Investigation revealed his identity – and a February 12th conviction for a previous DWI.

The deputy observed several signs of intoxication and administered a Standardized Field Sobriety Test. The man failed the test and was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. The charge was elevated to a felony, due to the previous DWI conviction within 10 years.

The defendant was transported to Putnam Hospital Center for a voluntary blood-alcohol test, processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility, and released on his own recognizance pending a March 22nd arraignment in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court.

Deputies Respond to Report of Family Trapped Inside Burning Home

On March 5, deputies rushed to Shore Drive in the Town of Southeast, in response to a 911 call reporting a structure fire with people trapped inside.

Upon arrival, deputies determined that all occupants had already escaped without injury. Deputies remained at the scene to assist the Brewster Fire Department.

Deputies Respond to Report of Armed Man at Brewster Train Station

On March 6, deputies responded to the Brewster MTA Train Station in response to a 911 call reporting an intoxicated male pointing a pistol at people on the platform.

Deputies, State Troopers, and Officers from the Village of Brewster Police Department arrived on the scene shortly after the dispatch but could not locate anyone matching the description of the armed suspect.

Deputies secured the train platform and searched the surrounding area, as Village of Brewster and MTA Officers interviewed potential witnesses.

A thorough investigation revealed no evidence of an armed man in the area. Deputies cleared the scene after determining the report was unfounded.

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