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Mahopac Couple Charged with Passing Drugs during Jail Visit

February 11, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— A Mahopac couple is facing myriad felony drug charges after police said one of them tried to deliver contraband to their partner who was incarcerated at the Putnam County Correctional Facility in Carmel.

Police said that on the morning of Jan. 12, in the visitation room of the jail facility, a correction officer observed suspicious contact between a male inmate and a woman ...

O’Keefe, DA Reach Plea Agreement in Vehicular Manslaughter Case

CARMEL, N.Y. - Richard O’Keefe, the retired Carmel police officer who was facing felony vehicular manslaughter charges after a DWI-related fatality, has reached a plea deal with the county district attorney’s office and is now back in jail.

District Attorney Bob Tendy told Mahopac News that O’Keefe and his attorney have agreed in principal to a plea bargain, though Tendy said ...

Paul Boscia Tapped as New Undersheriff

CARMEL, N.Y.— Paul Boscia has been named the new undersheriff of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. 

Boscia’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the untimely death of longtime Undersheriff, Peter Convery on Nov. 15.

Boscia’s official appointment as undersheriff will be Feb. 7 and is effective through the remainder of Sheriff Donald Smith’s current ...

Car Crashes and Burns, Driver Not Found Till Hours Later

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Carmel police have issued several citations to a driver who crashed his car on Wixon Pond Road in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 9, and left the scene, only to be found several hours later wandering down Route 6 and suffering from the effects of the frigid temperatures.

Bill Nikisher, first assistant chief of the Mahopac Fire Department, said that the call for the ...

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