Sheriff Donald B. Smith


Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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2017 Boat Safety Schedule

Marc 12th - Mahopac Marina
April 28yh and 29th - Bureau of Emergency Service
May 13th -Bureau of Emergency Service

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Sheriff's Office Mourns Death of Senior Investigator Mark R. Gilmore

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It is with profound sadness that Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the death of Mark R. Gilmore, Senior Investigator in the Sheriff’s Office, who died suddenly on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Senior Investigator Gilmore was 54.

Sr. Inv. Gilmore was off-duty and was exercising at a gymnasium in Dutchess County on Wednesday evening when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. He was rushed by ambulance to Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, where valiant efforts by the medical staff to revive him were unavailing. An official cause of death has not yet been announced.

Sr. Inv. Gilmore was a distinguished member of the Sheriff’s Office throughout his career of more than 28 years. He served as a correction officer, deputy sheriff, sergeant and, most recently, as the Senior Investigator in charge of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit. He was a member of the Emergency Response Team and was a motorcycle officer, and was the recipient of several Letters of Commendation and Unit Citations during his career. He also formerly served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

“Mark was a consummate professional,” said Sheriff Smith. “As head of the Narcotics Unit, Mark worked hard every day at trying to keep dangerous drugs away from our most precious resources–our children and young adults.”

Danbury Man Arrested for Drug Possession and Drugged Driving

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Danbury man on charges of drug possession and driving while impaired by drugs in the Town of Southeast.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on March 18th, Deputy Sheriff Francis McDonough was patrolling along Route 22 in Southeast when he reportedly saw a car travelling on that road with its muffler dragging on the pavement. The deputy stopped the driver of the car and identified him as Mr. Eric J. Henry, aged 19, of 78 Highland Avenue in Danbury, Connecticut.

Mahopac Man Cited for Driving While Intoxicated

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac man on a charge of driving while intoxicated (“DWI”).

Around 9:00 p.m. on March 18th, Deputy Sheriff Eric Hayes was patrolling in his cruiser along U.S. Route 6 near Baldwin Lane in Mahopac, when he spotted a car being operated in an erratic manner on Route 6. The deputy pulled over the driver, who was identified as Mr. Brian P. Gallagher, aged 59, of 18 Baldwin Lane.

Southeast Woman Charged With Shoplifting Cosmetics

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Town of Southeast woman on a charge that she allegedly shoplifted items from the Kohl’s Department Store in that town. Ms. Laura A. Snyder, aged 34, of 973 Route 22, was charged with petit larceny in the incident.

Director of Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce Charged With Alleged Misappropriation of Funds

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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a joint investigation by the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office has culminated in the arrest of the head of the Greater Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce for the alleged misappropriation of funds from that organization.

Ms. Erin E. Meagher, aged 26, of 12 Main Street in Brewster, was arrested on Tuesday, March 21st, on a charge of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony. Ms. Meagher served as the CEO and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and it was in that capacity that she allegedly misappropriated funds of the organization to her own use.

Hudson Valley Guns and Hoses Hockey Game to Support Deputy Michael Schmidt

The 4th Annual Hudson Valley Guns and Hoses Winter Classic Hockey Game will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 3pm at the Brewster Ice Arena 63 Fields Ln, Brewster, New York 10509. FREE ADMISSION

Please come support a great cause and help out our brother Deputy Michael Schmidt.

Sheriff's Patrols to Be on Lookout for Intoxicated Drivers Around St. Patrick's Day

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is urging motorists to plan a safe ride home from holiday festivities and not to get behind the wheel after drinking. The Sheriff reports that sheriff’s deputies on patrol will be on high alert on the holiday, cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the statewide law enforcement STOP DWI initiative. The usual number of sheriff’s patrols will be increased on the holiday, with attention focused on spotting and arresting intoxicated drivers.

Carmel Man Found With Drugs During Traffic Stop

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Carmel man on a drug possession charge.

Putnam Valley Man Faces Drug-Dealing Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on charges of narcotics possession and sale after he allegedly sold pain-killers to an undercover investigator. Mr. Christopher M. Cardillo, aged 31, of Morrissey Drive, is facing a half-dozen felony counts in the case.

Patterson Woman Charged With Larceny

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Patterson woman on a charge of petit larceny.

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