Police & Fire

April 29, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Carmel Police Department will install three license plate readers as a continuation of their project that began in 2020. Two readers will be installed at fixed locations in Carmel and Mahopac, as well as a mobile reader installed on a department vehicle. The project would ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a special ceremony held earlier this month, Sheriff Robert Langley and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office recognized community members and businesses who went above and beyond during the pandemic to support the town and its residents. In an outdoor ceremony, Langley presented ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - A report issued by a county panel of elected officials, law enforcement leaders and citizen stakeholders has recommended a litany of police procedure and policy changes, including providing de-escalation training and using dashboard and body cameras on all police officers while on ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac man was arrested last week and now faces a litany of felony charges relating to alleged heroin possession. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department said that on Wednesday, March 24, its Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU), along with the Carmel Police Department, were ...

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RYE, N.Y. - A Mahopac man is facing federal charges for allegedly taking part in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building. The charges were initially filed on Jan. 20 but sealed. They were unsealed this week when Robert Ballesteros, 27, turned himself in to the FBI offices in Rye on Monday, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A two-story residence on Austin Road in Mahopac Falls was seriously damage after a fire tore through it on Thursday, March 4. Mahopac Falls Fire Department received the call at around 6 p.m. and responded along with units from Carmel police. Fire Chief Jeff Boyle was first on the ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County has been awarded $6 million in state funding to improve emergency communications, infrastructure and public safety operations. The funding, which is part of Phase 2 of the 2018 Statewide Interoperable Communications Targeted Grant Program, will enable the county to ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - A three-vehicle accident sent three people to the hospital on Wednesday evening (Feb. 24), including one motorist who had to be airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla with serious injuries. The accident took place at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Baldwin Place ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Kevin McConville, a lifelong Putnam County resident with over 30 years of law enforcement experience has announced his intention to run on the Republican ticket for the office of Putnam County Sheriff. McConville, who made the announcement during a press conference on the steps of ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - In a recent study by U.S. News & World Report, Putnam County has been ranked as the 11th safest county in America. In measuring nearly 3,000 U.S. counties and county equivalents across dozens of factors that can help or harm the health of a community and its residents, the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A toxicology report released last week by the Yorktown Police Department shows that one of the drivers in a two-car accident that took the life of a Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy last October, had a blood-alcohol content (BAC) more than twice the legal limit. Two Mahopac ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town of Carmel and other municipalities in Putnam County that have police departments are coming down the homestretch of rewriting their agencies’ policies, procedures and practices as mandated by Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order 203. The governor issued the order last June in ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - A recent study on the safest communities in New York State ranked the town of Carmel as the fourth-safest midsize city in the state. The study was conducted by AdvisorSmith, a business-insurance consulting and research firm that has been featured on Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department dive team needs to be ready at a moment’s notice no matter the time of the year. In New York, that means they could be going into frigid waters to carry out a rescue mission. Last week, the team practiced just that, as members performed ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Town Councilman Mike Barile has been arrested and faces accusations of theft of services in relation to an alleged illegal sewer hookup at his property on South Lake Boulevard, formerly known as the Blu at the Lakehouse Restaurant. Barile turned himself in to the Sheriff’s ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - Two days before Christmas, an early-morning fire tore through a Mahopac Falls home, leaving an Air Force veteran and his family homeless at the height of the holiday season. Mahopac Falls Fire and EMS were dispatched at around 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, for a house ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Another year has come and gone in Mahopac and it’s time to look back on 2020 and recap the most noteworthy stories of the past 12 months. 2020 was a year unlike any other, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. And while Mahopac had its share of COVID issues in 2020, there was ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The COVID pandemic didn’t slow down Santa or the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, Dec. 19, as they made their annual Candy Cane Run throughout town handing out candy cane and collecting for Toys for the Tots. Santa posed for photos as everyone maintained COVID ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  After a three-month-long search, the Town Board named the new chief of the Carmel Police Department last week. At the Dec. 15 board meeting, Supervisor Ken Schmitt announced that Anthony Hoffman, a lieutenant with the Town of Mamaroneck Police Department, has been chosen for the ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - A little rain was not going to deter the members of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department from carrying on a tradition that is held close to the community. On Friday, Dec. 4, the department marked the holiday season in a way that it never saw coming. Social distancing and masks ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble read the front-page story in Mahopac News earlier this fall about MHS alumnus Kamil Sudol and the tragedy he had suffered, the chief knew he wanted to help. Back in August, Sudol was on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard with his girlfriend and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac man was arrested last month and now faces a litany of drug and weapons charges. The arrest came in the wake of several Putnam County Sheriff’s Department investigations that resulted in10 busts and a substantial amount of illegal narcotics and a number of firearms removed ...

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[Editor's note: This story has been updated and now contains the names of both accident victims.] YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Two Mahopac residents, including a Putnam County Sheriff's deputy, died in a head-on collusion Sunday evening (Oct. 25) on Route 6N in Mohegan Lake, just over the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a police awards and recognition ceremony held last week, the Carmel Police Department gave out 28 medals and accommodations to officers and staff members who went above and beyond on duty. Once an annual event, the ceremony hasn’t been held in nearly a decade. Town and police ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board has unanimously passed a law that will prohibit parking in certain areas along Route 6 in the corridor known as Restaurant Row. The board passed the law at its Oct. 7 meeting after a public hearing, during which no one from the public spoke on the matter. The new ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Carmel Police Chief Mike Cazzari retired from the force back in July, he left a long and distinguished career in law enforcement. He also left a gaping in hole in the police department and town government and it could take some time to fill it. Cazzari spent 35 years as a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Carmel Police Department, along with every law enforcement agency throughout Putnam County, is in the throes of reviewing its strategies, policies and procedures in response to executive order no. 203 issued earlier this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The order was prompted by ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Members of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department held a brief but somber ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11, to commemorate Patriots Day, the day America pays tribute to victims of 9-11 at the twin towers, the Pentagon and the fields of Pennsylvania. At the ceremony at the firehouse, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Hundreds of area residents came out on Sunday, Aug. 23, to take part in a “prayer walk” to show solidarity in their support for the police. The walk was the brainchild or Mahopac resident Marianne Chaluisan, who said the event was not just for local police but was a tribute to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A 2-year-old Mahopac child is still alive after he had drowned in a swimming pool and was revived by first responders and then medivacked to Westchester County Medical Center (WMC). Carmel police said they were called to a residence on See Avenue in Mahopac on Thursday, Aug. 6, ...

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