Sheriff Donald B. Smith

Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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Drunken Driving Arrests Recorded by Sheriff's Office

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the Sheriff’s Office recorded four drunken driving arrests in August. The arrests occurred in Southeast and Carmel.

Drug Arrests Recorded

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of six individuals on drug possession charges in five separate cases. The arrests took place in Putnam Valley, Patterson and Southeast.

Deputy Sheriffs and Medics Revive Overdose Victim With Antidote

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Patterson man was revived from an apparent narcotics overdose thanks to the life-saving actions of sheriff deputies and paramedics.

At about seven o’clock on Tuesday evening, September 5th, sheriff deputies and paramedics were dispatched to a 911 call from a residence on Concord Road in Patterson. The caller reported that another person in the house was unconscious as the result of a suspected drug overdose.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Carmel and Kent Police Departments Coordinate in STOP-DWI Action

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, Carmel Police Chief Michael Cazzari and Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri report that their departments are coordinating increased patrols for drunk drivers along area roadways as the Labor Day Holiday approaches. The stepped up patrols are the latest action in ongoing efforts aimed at deterring intoxicated or impaired driving and is part of a statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown effort in effect from August 18th through September 4th.

Hit and Run Driver Being Sought


Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man who was walking along N.Y. Route 22 (U.S. Route 202) in the Town of Southeast yesterday (Sunday, August 27th) was critically injured after he was struck by a vehicle that then left the scene. Investigators are searching for the driver and vehicle involved in the hit and run.

The victim is identified as Mr. Balvino Ramos Lopez, aged 48, whose last known address is 62 Main Street in Brewster. He was reportedly walking in a northbound direction along Route 22/202 at about 8:30 P.M. on Sunday, just south of the Jaipore Royal Indian restaurant, when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. Subsequently, another motorist came upon the scene, saw the victim lying in the middle of the northbound lane and called 911.

Bicyclist Killed in Route 6 Crash Identified

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the bicyclist who was struck by a car and killed on Route 6 in Southeast on Friday, August 25th, has been identified. The victim was Mr. David Eric Wellin, aged 68, who lived on Lilac Lane in Danbury, Connecticut.

Scammers Soliciting Donations for Bogus Little League Yearbooks

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is warning area residents to be on guard against scam artists who reportedly have posed as fundraisers for local Little League baseball organizations.

Car and Bicycle Collision on U.S. Route 6 in Southeast Claims Life of Connecticut Man

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a car and bicycle collision along U.S. Route 6 in Southeast today (Friday) has claimed the life of the cyclist, a man from Connecticut.

Fox Attacks Woman in Mahopac

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a woman in Mahopac was attacked by a fox on Saturday, August 5th.

The woman was in the yard of her home on Agor Lane in Mahopac at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday when a gray fox emerged from nearby woods and attacked her. The animal bit her on the left ankle and clawed her right ankle and foot, drawing blood.

Florida Man Facing Drug Charge in Carmel

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


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by Dr. Radut