Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff McConville Reports Recent Cases

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of a 31-year-old Danbury, CT resident for Driving While Intoxicated in addition to numerous other Vehicle and Traffic violations. On May 15, 2022, a Deputy observed a vehicle driving erratically southbound on Rt. 22 in the Town of Southeast. The Deputy initiated a traffic stop and upon interviewing the driver immediately noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver was given a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed, and was subsequently arrested. The suspect was processed at the Sheriff’s Office where he was given a chemical breath test which indicated his blood alcohol content of .21%, more than twice the legal limit. He was given an appearance ticket for a court date in the Town of Southeast and was released to his wife.

On May 10, 2022, Deputies were dispatched to Garrison for a report of Grand Larceny. Deputies interviewed the victim who advised that while reviewing his bank statements he noticed that a check that he had written in February to a local business for $2,500.00, was altered to a higher amount and was cashed in the Bronx by someone other than the intended recipient. The case was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office BCI for further investigation. Residents are reminded to be very careful as to where they deposit their mail and to try and give it to Postal employees when possible, as there have been several stolen check cases in the county recently.

On May 9, 2022, a Deputy arrested a 32-year-old female Carmel resident for possession of heroin and cocaine subsequent to a traffic stop in the Town of Putnam Valley. The driver of the vehicle was charged with misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and a traffic violation for Moving from Lane Unsafely. Her vehicle was towed from the scene, and she was given an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Putnam Valley Court.

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