Police & Fire

May 15, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Carmel Police Department welcomed another new police officer to its ranks last week when Supervisor Ken Schmitt swore in Devon Sanborn.   Sanborn is a 2012 graduate of R.C. Ketcham High School and a Wappingers Falls resident. He previously worked for the Wallkill Police ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The first responders of Putnam County paid tribute to the doctors, nurses and staff members of Putnam Hospital Center on Saturday, April 11, with a parade that began at Putnam Plaza in Carmel (Tops supermarket) and proceeded to the hospital. There, the hospital staff came outside and ...

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[Editor's note: This is an updated version of the story that appeared on TAPInto this past weekend.] MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac resident and former Carmel Police Chief Gregory Amato died Saturday, April 18, after a long illness. He was 77. Amato served in the Carmel PD for 34 years and retired ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - After a lengthy investigation, the Putnam County SPCA has arrested and charged a Carmel woman with several crimes in regard to the abuse of three dogs. Tammy M. Williams of Sunset Boulevard, Carmel, was arrested in relation to the three severely emaciated pit bulls found abandoned ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County first responders are in receipt of a much-needed donation of 4,000 surgical masks which will help protect them and their patients during this fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation comes from the ITCS Group, a Hong Kong-based company, through its U.S.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac resident and former Carmel Police Chief Gregory Amato died yesterday, Saturday, April 18, according to Cargain Funeral Home. He was 77. Mahopac News will have a story honoring Amato, who was beloved in the community, in this coming week's newspaper.  Amato was honored ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department paid tribute to the doctors, nurses and staff members of Putnam Hospital Center ER and ICU last week for the work they’re doing during the pandemic. A caravan of emergency vehicles descended upon the hospital on April 7 to deliver some free hot ...

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Seniors are being widely pitched with COVID-19 insurance scams trying to defraud their Medicare accounts and steal their identities, warns the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud. Fraudsters are offering “free” testing kits, vaccines and supplies, promising Medicare will pay. Medicare and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Earlier this month, the Carmel Police Department added a new officer to its ranks when it swore in James Zaccone. Due to the ongoing conditions with COVID-19, town officials conducted a small swearing-in ceremony during the Town Board meeting last week, which was closed to the ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Mahopac resident and former Carmel police chief Gregory Amato was honored earlier this month with a proclamation from the Putnam County Legislature for his service to the community. Amato served in the Carmel PD for 34 years and retired in 1998 as chief. He served as a trustee ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - About one child in 59 has an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, and about one in six has severe intellectual and developmental disabilities such as speech and language impairments and cerebral palsy, according to MultiBriefs, a publisher of industry information for trade ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A motorist was transported to the hospital last week after her vehicle rolled over on Baldwin Place Road in a single-car accident. The Mahopac Falls Fire Department, EMS, and Carmel PD were called to the scene around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Initially, it was reported that ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley reports an increase in counterfeit currency cases throughout the county, as well as adjoining counties, and is reminding merchants and consumers to be vigilant. The Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating cases in which counterfeit $100 ...

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MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - A fire left three Mahopac Falls residents homeless after a blaze ripped through their Oak Road home in the Lake Secor section of the hamlet early Tuesday morning. Just before 1 a.m. on Feb. 18, the 911 Center call board lit up with multiple calls for a house fire on Oak ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A leaky home heating oil tank dumped as much as 250 gallons of oil into Lake Mahopac on Wednesday (Feb. 19) but officials say the spill was contained and cleaned up before any further harm could be done. According to Jack Casey, Mahopac Fire Department’s public information ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A $50,000 state grant has been awarded to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) for the purchase of a state-of-the-art stretcher system and gurney for its emergency response vehicle. The awarded grant funding, secured by state Sen. Pete Harckham within the State and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Installation of Officers Dinner Dance at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor on Saturday, Jan. 25. New officers were sworn in, and then attendees enjoyed a top-notch dinner from the Villa Barone chefs and then danced the night away.

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CARMEL, N.Y. - It turns out it was much ado about nothing. Carmel police located the driver of a pickup truck who was alleged to have attempted to lure young children into his vehicle with the promise of toys and candy and cleared him of any wrongdoing, and, in fact, called him a “Good ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Carmel police say they are working closely with the Kent Police Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office to track down a man who allegedly tried to lure young children into his pickup truck with the promise of toys and candy this past week. The incidents happened on Wednesday ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Red E. Fox, the mascot for the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services 911 for Kids program, recently made a surprise visit to Fulmar Road Elementary School’s first graders.  The smiling, orange, furry fox greeted students while dispatcher Robert (Robbie) Shannon, and other team ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The ranks of the Carmel Police Department continue to grow as two new recruits, sworn in last week, are expected to hit the streets next spring after graduation from the police academy in Westchester County this coming May. Vincent Desantola and Arthur Kloskowski, both 24 years ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Another year has come and gone in Mahopac and it’s time to look back on 2019 and recap the most noteworthy stories of the past 12 months. Being memorable doesn’t necessarily mean a joyous occasion; this past year did have some heartbreaking moments. However, it was also a year of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - An investigator from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department was struck by a motor vehicle while directing traffic on Route 6 in Mahopac Saturday night (Dec. 14) and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Police said that the investigator was hit by an SUV and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - At the annual Installation Dinner of the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department (MFVFD) held last month at Villa Barone in Mahopac, two Life Members reaching 50 years of active service were acknowledged and celebrated. Firefighters Walt Jackel and Jack Casey were introduced by ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After a six-hour standoff on Saturday afternoon, police arrested a 28-year-old Mahopac man and charged him with a felony and a litany of misdemeanors. According to Carmel Police Chief Mike Cazzari, one of his officers was in the area of 50 Putnam Dr., a few blocks from Lakeview ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Installation of Officers Dinner/Dance earlier this month at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac. The gala featured drinks, dinner, dancing and several ceremonies to induct the new officers, who were sworn in by Barbara ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Putnam County Sheriff's Department, the town of Kent Police Department and the Carmel Police Department have announced their participation in the Hope Not Handcuffs program.  Anyone seeking help in the fight of drug or alcohol addiction may come to any of those police ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors last Saturday for its annual open house and Fire Safety Day. It was a big day for the kids, who had the opportunity to take a ride in a fire truck, man a fire hose, romp around a bouncy house and enjoy free hot dogs and popcorn.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Councilman Mike Barile is facing multiple criminal charges, including a felony, in the wake of an altercation between the councilman and Journal News columnist David McKay Wilson. A spokesperson for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department told Mahopac News that Barile turned ...

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