Sheriff Donald B. Smith

Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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2016 Boater Safety Course

Vessel Inspection Schedule

  • Garrison Yacht Club - Garrison Landing, Garrison NY 10516 on June 4th 9AM-1PM
  • Oscawana Lake Marina - 96 Dunderberg Road, Putnam Valley NY 10579 on June 4th, 1PM-4PM
  • Mahopac Marina - 897 South Lake Blvd, Mahopac NY 10541 on June 5th, 9AM-2PM
  • MacDonald Marina - 1 Marina Dr., Mahopac NY 10541on June 12th, 9AM-2PM

K9 Chase Has a Facebook Page!

Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Festival

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July 9, 2016 12pm-5pm

A Community Event to Benefit the Men and Women Who Have Served Our Great Country Both Past and Present

Mahopac Marine, with support from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Marine Unit and the Putnam County PBA, as well as the local community is holding its Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Festival on beautiful Lake Mahopac. It will include a BBQ Picnic with free food for all military personnel and veterans, various contests and a raffle with prizes. Donations will be accepted throughout the day with 100% of the funds passed along to the Disabled American Veterans.

Boat Parade • Trophy For The Most Patriotic Boat • Food On Premises • Live DJ • Raffles And Prizes • Color Guard

STAY TUNED and download the Mahopac Marina App for your phone to get the most up to date info. Additional details to follow!

897 South Lake Blvd

Chase Solves His First Case


Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that his newest member, K-9 Chase, and his handler, Criminal Investigator Randel Hill recorded their first official, successful track. Chase is an 18 month old Bloodhound who recently completed his training and was immediately put to use.

On May 24, 2016 at approximately 8:40 p.m., Chase and Investigator Hill, along with members of the New York State Police, responded to a 911 report of a female hiker lost in a wooded area of the Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area in the Town of Patterson. The 59 year old hiker called 911 via cell phone after realizing she was lost. Chase, with his handler, located the hiker’s vehicle on Stage Coach Road. The dog picked up the scent from the vehicle, and the track was on. Hampered by the rain and darkness, not to mention an errant black bear, the subject was located after a 1.13 mile track through the woods. Chase led his handler and the troopers to the hiker, who was ultimately returned to civilization unharmed.

Danbury Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated

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

Mahopac Woman Faces Misdemeanor Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac woman on a pair of misdemeanor charges.

On May 11, 2016 at approximately 9:45 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a lobby complaint at the Sheriff’s Department in Carmel. The female complainant stated that she was the victim of a pedestrian hit and run accident that occurred in the Mahopac section of the Town of Carmel. The case was then turned over to Criminal Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).

Kent Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Town of Kent man on marijuana possession and cultivation charges following the execution of a search warrant at his residence.

Yorktown Man Charged With DWI

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Yorktown man on a DWI charge.

NYC Resident Charged With Drug Possession in Southeast

Aboubacar Boubie Bagayoko

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man from New York City has been arrested on a drug possession charge in the Town of Southeast. Mr. Aboubacar Boubie Bagayoko, aged 20, of 492 Manhattan Avenue in Manhattan, is facing a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a class D felony.

It is alleged that, at about 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday, May 10th, plainclothes deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit were monitoring areas in the Town of Southeast, when they spotted Mr. Bagayoko acting suspiciously within a parked car at a gas station. As the deputies approached the car, they reportedly smelled the odor of burnt marihuana emanating from within it.

Upon investigating further, the deputies reportedly found Mr. Bagayoko in possession of three plastic bags containing a total of 300 Xanax pills. Xanax is a prescription medication typically dispensed for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. Mr. Bagayoko allegedly had no prescription for the drug.

Registered Sex Offender Charged With Failure to Report His Whereabouts

William M. Deitz

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a registered sex offender has been arrested for failing to notify authorities of his whereabouts as required by law.

Mr. William M. Deitz, aged 67, was arrested on Wednesday, May 10th, after he was reportedly found residing in an apartment on U.S. Route 6 in Southeast. Mr. Deitz, who is designated a “level 3” (“high risk”) sex offender, had last reported that he lived at the Budget Motor Inn on Route 6 in Mahopac.

It is alleged that Mr. Deitz moved out of the motel in Mahopac in March of this year and failed to notify authorities, as is required under the provisions of the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act, commonly referred to as “Meghan’s Law”. The law requires registered sex offenders to report an address change to the State Sex Offender Registry or to a local law enforcement agency within ten days. The failure to report an address change is a class E felony.

Three Mahopac Men Face Multiple Felony Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of three Mahopac men on felony charges in connection with a violent incident that occurred at a Mahopac residence.

Yorktown Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated, Drug Possession

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Yorktown man on Driving While Intoxicated and drug charges.


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by Dr. Radut