Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. Reports the Arrest Of a Southeast Man for DWI and the Arrest of a Putnam Valley Man on Drug Possession Charges


On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 10:35 p.m., while on routine patrol, Deputy Matthew Shelters discovered a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road on Rt. 6 in the Town of Southeast, blocking the southbound lane of traffic. Upon further investigation, Deputy Shelters determined that the driver, Perfecto Lopez-Garcia, age 39, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Deputy Shelters approached Mr. Lopez-Garcia and based on his observations suspected that Mr. Lopez-Garcia was intoxicated. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Lopez Garcia had a blood alcohol content of .11%. Mr. Lopez-Garcia was arrested and charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of Driving While Intoxicated, and two traffic violations. Mr. Lopez-Garcia was processed and released. He is due back in the Town of Southeast Court on January 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

On January 20, 2021, at approximately 8:40 a.m., in the vicinity of Route 6 and Simpson Road in the Town of Carmel, Deputy Shane Rossiter pulled over a 2008 Dodge Charger for an expired inspection. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the driver, Todd Carmody, age 39, was in possession of alleged Cocaine, Suboxone, and Marihuana. Mr. Carmody was charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He was also issued a summons for an Uninspected Vehicle. Mr. Carmody was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Southeast Court on February 26, 2021, at 6 p.m. and released.

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