August 28, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Missouri Unrest Felt in Putnam

Ferguson, Missouri, might be a long way from Putnam County, yet the aftereffects of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18 year old are being felt locally by area police. More...

Brewster Murder Suspect Waives Extradition

A 70-year-old former Brewster resident facing charges of capital murder in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, for allegedly killing his wife and daughter 19 years ago, has waived extradition in Ohio and will now be returned to the Bay State to stand More...

Prison Guard Jailed, Charged with Taking Bribe

A corrections officer at the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville now knows how it feels to be behind bars. More...

Wanted Lake Peekskill Man Arrested by NYPD

A Lake Peekskill man has learned the hard way: If you are wanted by police, don’t speed. More...

Attorney in Ariano Rape Case Charged with Bribing Witness

The circumstances surrounding the Lani Zaimi Ariano rape case have gotten more bizarre. More...

Power Struggle: Energy Costs Up

Odell blasts energy commission over price hikes

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell has criticized the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for raising Hudson Valley electricity prices by focusing on the “wrong factors.” More...

Convicted Putnam Murderer Arrested in Florida

Serge Motti served more than 30 years in a maximum security penitentiary for the 1978 murders of Rose Marie Robert, a Great Dane show breeder and her assistant, Rosealee Ramos, at the Dinro Kennels in western Kent. More...

Erratic Vehicle Operation Leads To A Major Drug Bust in Lake Carmel

A traffic stop on Route 52 in Lake Carmel late Sunday has led to the arrest of a local man on numerous drug possession charges. Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri said Officer Alex Vanderwoude stopped the vehicle at 11:55 p.m. More...

Domestic Incident Leads to Arrests in Putnam Valley

Two Putnam Valley residents face charges following a domestic incident in their Dunderberg Road home. The Sheriff’s Department arrested Roberto Martinez, 19 and Daniela Mayfield, 22, last Thursday after deputies were summoned at 9:30 p.m. More...

County Reimbursed for Damage to Patrol Car

Putnam County has been reimbursed by an elderly Pawling man for damage incurred to a Sheriff’s Department patrol car earlier this summer. More...

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