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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Shane Reese Podcast

Recently, Sheriff Smith appeared on the Shane Reese Podcast discussing safety concerns of larger tractor-trailers on our highways.

Sheriff Donald Smith Announces the 2017 Boater Safety Class Schedule.

There will be three classes this year, March 12th, a split class on April 28th and 29th and May 13th.

Carmel Man Evaluated After Violent Behavior

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Carmel man was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation after exhibiting violent behavior.

On February 19, 2017 at 12:26 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Eric Hayes responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed person at a Carmel group home. The program director at that location reported that the 27-year-old male had been behaving violently and requested that he be taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Dutchess County Man Arrested in Kent on Warrant and Traffic Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Dutchess County in the Town of Kent on February 20, 2017. Mr. Jermaine J. Evans, aged 29, of 3875 Route 52 in East Fishkill, was allegedly driving with a suspended license and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest when he was pulled over for traffic violations.

Patterson Woman Taken for Evaluation After Threatening to Kill Neighbor

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Patterson woman was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation last weekend after she was found to be behaving erratically and threatening to kill a neighbor.

On February 18, 2017 at 12:46 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Robert Hudson responded to a 911 call from a person reporting that a friend was “out of control” at a Patterson residence. Upon arrival, the deputy met the caller and observed the subject of the call–a woman who was talking to herself and uttering threats to kill a neighbor.

Philipstown Woman Hospitalized After Suicide Threats

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Philipstown woman was taken to the hospital by deputies last week after she reportedly threatened to commit suicide.

On the evening on February 14, 2017, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call from a man who reported that his wife was threatening suicide at their Philipstown home. Upon arrival, deputies encountered the woman, who appeared to be intoxicated and who, according to her husband, had threatened to cut herself with a knife and take an overdose of medication.

Man’s Body Found in Woods Near Brewster:



Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man’s body was found today in a wooded area in the Town of Southeast. According to preliminary reports, the man was believed to be homeless and had apparently been living in a makeshift encampment in the woods where his body was found.

An acquaintance of the deceased found his body in the encampment this morning and called 911 shortly before 10:00 A.M. Officers of the Brewster Police Department and Sheriff’s deputies responded and met the caller, who led them to the encampment several hundred feet in from Allview Avenue, just north of the Village of Brewster.

Mahopac Couple Charged With Passing Drugs During Jail Visit

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac couple on felony drug charges stemming from an incident at the Putnam County Correctional Facility in Carmel.

At about 8:30 PM on January 12, 2017, in the visitation room of the jail facility, Correction Officer Richard Greagor observed suspicious contact between a male inmate and a woman visitor. The officer determined that the woman had allegedly passed drugs to the inmate and the drugs were seized.

Connecticut Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Connecticut man on a Driving While Intoxicated charge.

Mahopac Man Charged With Suspended Vehicle Registration

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac man on a charge of driving a vehicle with a suspended registration.

On January 12, 2017 at approximately 9:40 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Francis McDonough responded to a report of a property damage automobile accident on Fox Run Lane in the Town of Patterson. The deputy determined that one of the involved drivers, identified as Mr. Jared Dimaio, aged 31, of 102 Cuddy Road in Mahopac, was driving a car that had a suspended vehicle registration.

Sheriff Smith Appoints Paul Boscia as Undersheriff

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that he has named Paul Boscia as the new Undersheriff of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Boscia’s appointment fills a vacancy in the position following the untimely death on November 15, 2016 of the previous long-time Undersheriff, Peter Convery. Mr. Boscia’s official appointment as Undersheriff will commence on February 6, 2017 and is effective through the remainder of Sheriff Smith’s current elected term of office, which runs through December 31, 2017.


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