Putnam Dispatcher Fails to Report Complaint About Son: Police

Putnam Police

A Putnam dispatcher has been arrested after failing to report a complaint about her son over the summer, police said. 

Ruth Bragg, 56, of Woodstock, was working as a dispatcher for the Putnam Special Services District on July 20 when she received a call at 9:54 p.m.

The caller requested officers to be sent to the Dunkin Donuts on Woodstock Avenue for a possible restraining order violation involved Bragg's son, Putnam police said. 

After getting no police response, the victim and witnesses came to the Putnam Police Department at 10:17 p.m. and reported the incident to a second dispatcher.

Police later arrested Bragg's 22-year-old son, Timothy Bragg, who was charged with violating a restraining order. 

An investigation was initiated into the lack of response to the original complaint and Bragg was placed on administrative leave, Putnam police said. 

Investigators believe that Ruth Bragg intentionally failed to send police to investigate the complaint.

A warrant was issued charging Ruth Bragg with third-degree hindering prosecution and interfering with police and she was arrested on Friday.

Her bond was set at $5,000. 

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