Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on August 25, 2021, at approximately 12:45 p.m. Deputies Kevin Osika and Brian Sacher responded to the area of the Putnam Lake Market and Scotty’s Putnam Lake Wines & Liquors in the Town of Patterson, for a request for service call of a possible panhandler causing a disturbance. Upon arrival the female suspect had already left the area; however, the clerk at the liquor store was able to show the deputies video surveillance footage of the female suspect who was seen on the video removing money from a donation container on the counter of the store.
The deputies canvassed the area and after an investigation, they were able to locate the suspect, Katherine Shanahan, at a residence in the Town of Patterson, at approximately 1:34 p.m. A further investigation revealed that Ms. Shanahan had an outstanding bench warrant out of the Town of Southeast Justice Court for her failure to appear on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.
Ms. Shanahan was charged with Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor for her theft of the money from the liquor store. She was booked and processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and then transported to the Town of Patterson Justice Court for arraignment on the Petit Larceny charge. She was released on her own recognizance with a return date of 9/14/2021. She was also arraigned on the Bench Warrant with a return date to the Town of Southeast Justice Court on 9/21/21.
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