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Putnam deputies receiving Narcan training

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CARMEL, N.Y. – Members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office are being trained in the use of a special drug that counteracts the effects of heroin overdoses, a potential lifesaver in emergency situations, Sheriff Donald B. Smith said this week. Each sworn member of the department is receiving training in administering Naloxone, commonly known as […] [Read More]
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Danbury man charged with sex assault

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DANBURY - A 19-year-old Danbury man has been charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor, police said Tuesday, Kyle Biscia, of 40 Acre Mountain Road, was charged as the result of an investigation by detectives from the Special Victims Unit for a incidents that occurred between December 2013 and March, police said. […] [Read More]
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Police issue scam warnings

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DANBURY -  Police are advising the public about several scams that have been reported recently. Some of the scams have been successful, and police are trying to keep more people from being victimized, according to Lt. John Browne of the Danbury Police Department. In one, an elderly Danbury couple received a phone call and the caller claimed to be […] [Read More]
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Danbury man charged with DUI

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DANBURY-  Police charged a 37-year-old Danbury man with drunken driving  early Monday. Redentor Yascaribay, of Grand Street, was arrested after an officer spotted a pickup truck parked half on the sidewalk with the engine running and the door open on Maple Avenue about 1:04 a.m. Yascaribay was standing alonhgside the vehicle, and when the officer stopped to […] [Read More]
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New York man charged in Brewster church theft

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  BREWSTER, N.Y. — A 48-year-old Shrub Oak, N.Y., man has been charged in connection with the theft of religious items from St. Lawrence O’Toole Roman Catholic Church in Brewster last month.   William P. Skeeth surrendered to authorities on Wednesday and was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for the March 8 theft, Putnam County […] [Read More]
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Danbury man charged with DUI after crash

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DANBURY — Police charged a 29-year-old Danbury man with drunken driving after a two-car accident at Liberty and Keeler streets Saturday night. Daniel Minchala, of Osborne Street, was also cited for operating under suspension and failure to drive right, police said. No injuries were reported as a result of the 9:16 p.m. crash. [Read More]
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15 year-old boy missing in Danbury

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DANBURY – Police are seeking help from the public in locating a 15-year-old boy who was reported missing this week. Shakii Watson was described as a 5-foot-, 11-inch, 130-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes who was reported missing on Sunday. Watson was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black jeans and black […] [Read More]
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Newtown man charged with DUI

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. — State police charged a Newtown man with drunken driving after he was stopped for speeding on Interstate 684 early Sunday. Christopher L. Pulver was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .16 percent, twice the legal limit, after being clocked traveling 85 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone […] [Read More]
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Bethel police seek missing teens

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BETHEL  Police are seeking two teenage girls from Bethel who are considered to be endangered runaways Danilka Figueroa-Vazquez, 17, was last seen on Thursday, April 3, police said. She was described as a white female, 5-feet, 3-inches tall, weighing 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Figueroa-Vazquez was wearing black shorts, white shirt, striped knee […] [Read More]
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North Salem, N.Y. woman charged with DUI

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – State police charged a 53-year-old North Salem woman with drunken driving after she stopped to ask a trooper questions at an accident scene Sunday evening. Linda L. Brown,  was traveling on State Route 116 near Keeler Road about 11 p.m.  when she stopped to ask a trooper about the investigation. Police […] [Read More]
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