Police & Fire

December 9, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department recently held its annual installation of officers gala. The event, which was attended by local dignitaries and elected officials, took place at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor and featured a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing along with the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Merchants are being put on notice to watch out for counterfeit currency—especially $100 bills—as a slew of fake money has infiltrated the area during the busy holiday season. Last week, a local store fell victim when a man came into Cardsmart and Gifts of Mahopac and passed a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Carmel police are looking for a man who robbed the Video Game Plus business at 2 Clark Place Saturday afternoon and assaulted the owner. Police said that at around 1:15 p.m. a man walked into the video game store brandishing a handgun and demanded money. He then struck the owner ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - October was Fire Safety Month and firefighters from the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department marked the occasion by visiting area elementary schools and pre-schools to teach them about fire prevention and safety. The young students had the opportunity to check out a fire truck up ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A fire has seriously damaged a Mahopac residence and investigators say the cause was a gas-powered generator that malfunctioned. Just before 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, the Mahopac Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Ann Road. First responders arrived on the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The month of October brought a smile to the faces of the many firefighters of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department (MFFD) because that is when they got to interact with the children of the school district. Rolling out on a well-tuned schedule prepared by firefighter Bill Lindsey, MFFD ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Fire Department held its annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 20. Residents were greeted by members of the fire department, emergency medical services and fire police, in addition to many friends from neighboring agencies. There were all kinds of demonstrations, from car ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department held its annual open house on Sunday, Sept. 9, and despite the cloudy skies, hundreds turned out for the demonstrations, exhibits, raffles and yummy food. The MFVFD Dive Team showed off a newly purchased Zodiac boat and trailer with ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department played a role last week in helping the Carmel Police Department apprehend a suspect in a violent domestic incident. Police said that at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sept 5, Deputy Vincent Dalo, Sgt. Timothy Keith, and K-9 Lex, responded to a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board hired two more police officers recently and promoted one to sergeant. The hirings bring the total to six new officers who have joined the force over the past three months. Three years ago, the board sought to initiate a feasibility study to look at the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board hired two more police officers at its Aug. 15 meeting and promoted one to sergeant. The hirings bring the total to six new officers who have joined the force over the past three months. Three years ago, the board sought to initiate a feasibility study to look at ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Carmel Police Department has another new officer on its staff and like several recent appointments, he is a Mahopac native son. The Town Board unanimously appointed Daniel Ryan Shea to the force at its Aug. 1 meeting and he was sworn in by town attorney Greg Folchetti. Shea, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has launched a new marine patrol vessel that will be used to patrol Lake Mahopac this summer. The new vessel, a 2012 21-foot Boston Whaler, replaces a 1998 18-foot Boston Whaler. In addition to a standard marine patrol vessel package, the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has turned off the right-turn arrow on the traffic light at the Route 6/6N fork, leaving motorists confused and some town officials angry. Supervisor Ken Schmitt said the problem arose over a month ago when he received a report that ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The annual Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Carnival, celebrating 104 years, kicked off with its parade down Route 6 last Thursday evening (July 5). The carnival continues at the end of this week, July 12, 13 and 14, with lots of rides, midway games and yummy carnival food, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Four people boating on Lake Mahopac on the Fourth of July escaped with their lives after lightning struck the water near their vessel, sending three of them to area hospitals. Police said that on Wednesday, July 4, at around 3 p.m., the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Marine ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Two local teens had to be extricated from the car they were riding in last week when it rolled down an embankment on Washington Road near Route 6 and nearly landed in the West Branch Reservoir. The call came into first responders just after 1:30 p.m. on Friday (June 29) that a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A fire tore through the home of a well-known Mahopac family Wednesday, June 20, leaving them homeless but unharmed. The Hilltop Street home of Faith Ann and David Butcher and their four children sustained heavy fire, smoke, heat and water damage. The family was able to escape ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board and Carmel Police Department are looking to pay tribute to late Carmel Police Officer Gary Pietropaolo by dedicating the Croton Falls Road entranceway into the police department parking lot in his name. Pietropaolo was killed Thursday, June 7, when the motorcycle ...

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LOWELL, IDAHO - The bodies of the two guides who had been leading two Mahopac brothers on a bear-hunting trip in Idaho were found this week. The guides, along with Mahopac brothers Raymond and Jesse Ferrieri, ages 24 and 21, went missing while bear hunting in the Bitterroot National Forest along ...

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KENT, N.Y. - A Carmel police officer was killed Thursday (June 7) when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a U.S. postal truck on Route 301 in Kent. Kent police said they received a 9-1-1 call at around 4:30 p.m. reporting the crash on Route 301 near the area of Nimham Road. The first ...

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GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO - Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt has asked lawmakers in Idaho and Montana to provide resources that would enable the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department to continue its search for two missing Mahopac brothers. Brothers Raymond and Jesse Ferrieri, ages 24 and 21, went missing while ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town’s ongoing efforts to install video surveillance cameras in all of its parks took another step forward last week when Recreation Director Jim Gilchrist laid out plans to set up the devices in Camarda Park and the dog park at Sycamore Park. Last year, the town installed ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Putnam County Traffic Safety Board has recommended that parking be prohibited on the shoulders of Route 6 a distance of 30 feet on each side of a restaurant’s entrance and exit in the area known as Restaurant Row in Mahopac. The Town Board has enthusiastically endorsed the ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - County Executive MaryEllen Odell led Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state representatives through the storm-ravaged areas of Putnam County on Wednesday, May 16, to show the damage incurred from Tuesday’s storm that created a trail of destruction throughout the Hudson Valley and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board and the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department (Fire District No. 2) have agreed to a new contract after a four-month stalemate. The stumbling block in negotiations had been a town stipulation that the department must adhere to stricter fiscal controls in the wake of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Area first responders were given a big hug and thank you from Temple Beth Shalom during Shabbat services Friday evening at the synagogue. Members of the Carmel Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, Mahopac Fire Department and EMS were on hand in their dress uniforms to hear Rabbi ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Carmel Police Department added another officer to its ranks last week when Mahopac native Brian Smith, 25, was sworn in during a ceremony at the April 25 Town Board meeting. Smith graduated from Mahopac High School in 2011 and is currently employed at Putnam Hospital Center ...

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KENT, N.Y. - Two first-grade classes from Fulmar Road Elementary School were on a trip to the Madden Outdoor Education Center in Kent this morning (April 27) when a portion of the ceiling in a teaching station collapsed causing minor injuries to six students. According to Superintendent Anthony ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Four months into 2018, the Town Board and the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department have still not come to terms on a new contract. The two parties were planning to meet last night (April 18) to continue negotiations and Supervisor Ken Schmitt said he was optimistic that an agreement ...

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