Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Town of Southeast man following an investigation into heroin sales in the county. In February, a deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that a male subject was selling heroin from a residence in Southeast.
Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrests of eleven (11) wanted individuals during a “warrant sweep” conducted by his department on June 23, 2016. The purpose of the sweep was to apprehend numerous individuals who were wanted by the PCSD pursuant to outstanding arrest warrants issued by local justice courts on a variety of criminal charges. Two of the defendants were wanted by other agencies. All defendants were arraigned by Town of Kent Justice Kevin Douchkoff on behalf of the respective courts, except where indicated.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that 16 children from Putnam County will be attending the 2016 Summer Camp Program from June 26th through July 2nd.
The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is provided by The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute. The camp program is designed to provide a solid recreational experience combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship. This will mark the 39th year of the operation of the camp.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a woman from Brewster has been arrested for burglarizing a home in Garrison. The suspect turned herself in to the Sheriff’s Office just one day after the crime, after her image was captured on a video surveillance system at the home and was posted on the internet.
Ms. Berit O. Okay, aged 52, of Brewster, New York, is charged with burglarizing a residence on Avery Road in Philipstown on the evening of Thursday, June 9th, when she allegedly entered the home through an unlocked door and stole six rings and an I-Pad device from an upstairs bedroom. The homeowner was out of town at the time, but he discovered the crime only a few hours later, when he wirelessly checked a home video surveillance system that was installed in the house to monitor his pet dogs. When he reviewed the video, he saw footage of the woman in the home.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Town of Kent Police Department Chief Alex Divernieri report that their departments coordinated increased patrols for drunk drivers along area roadways over the Memorial Day weekend. The stepped up patrols were the latest action in ongoing efforts aimed at deterring intoxicated or impaired driving and is part of a statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown effort.