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

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Patterson Man Charged in Auto Theft

Paul H. Andrews

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Patterson man in connection with the larceny of a motor vehicle.

On May 6, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Patterson resident arrived on a train at the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Patterson Station to discover that her vehicle had been stolen from the station parking lot. The resident immediately reported the vehicle stolen to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. An investigation revealed the identity of the suspect as Paul H. Andrews, 41, of 1005 Route 311, Patterson. On May 10, 2016 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Andrews was located by members of the PCSD Bureau of Criminal Investigation, arrested and charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a felony. The defendant was arraigned before Town of Southeast Justice Richard Vercollone and committed to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500.00 cash bail or $3,000.00 bond pending a May 23, 2016 appearance in the Town of Patterson Justice Court to answer the charge. The victim’s vehicle was subsequently recovered at Shop Rite Plaza on Route 52 in the Town of Carmel.

Mahopac Man Facing Drug Charge

Kyle R. Heady

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that Mr. Kyle R. Heady, aged 27, was arrested on a drug possession charge in Mahopac on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit arrested Mr. Heady at about 5:30 A.M. on Friday. He was taken into custody outside his home at 254 Wixon Pond Road in Mahopac and charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony.

Mr. Heady is accused of possessing heroin. He is reportedly on state parole for a prior criminal conviction and thus he could also face a charge of violating the conditions of his parole.

Mahopac Pair Charged for Drugs, Weapons

Maheer Issa Jamal
Liridona Krasniqi

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man and a woman have been arrested on drugs and weapons charges in the Mahopac section of the Town of Carmel. The arrests were the result of a two-month-long investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU).

The pair arrested are Mr. Maheer Issa Jamal, aged 27, and Ms. Liridona Krasniqi, aged 24, who reside together at 254 Wixon Pond Road in Mahopac. They were arrested at about 4:00 A.M. today (Friday) after officers armed with arrest warrants pulled over the car they were travelling in along Wixon Pond Road near their home.

According to the criminal complaints in the case, Mr. Jamal allegedly sold heroin to an undercover sheriff’s deputy on three occasions over the last two months. The drug sales were reportedly transacted at the front door of the suspects’ home while Ms. Krasniqi was present.

During the course of the investigation, the NEU developed information that the suspects had an arsenal of loaded firearms inside the house. With the assistance of the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office, the NEU obtained a court-ordered search warrant for the home, which was executed immediately after the suspects were taken into custody. That search netted over 100 bags of heroin, a number of prescription pain-killer pills and concentrated cannabis. The drugs have an estimated street value of three to four thousand dollars. Over $1,500.00 in cash was also recovered in the home.

Kent Man Charged With Petit Larceny

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Town of Kent man on a charge of petit larceny.

Westchester County Woman, Man Face Drug Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a woman and man from Westchester County on drug charges.

D.A. & Sheriff Warn Against Scam IRS Calls


Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith are warning area residents to be on guard against an IRS tax collection scam that has bilked victims throughout the nation. In recent days, several Putnam County residents have reported that they have received bogus calls from con artists identifying themselves as IRS officials and demanding payments of money for taxes. Many of those targeted by the thieves are senior citizens.

In the scam, imposters pretending to be from the IRS or another agency telephone people and claim they owe taxes. The callers typically say that the persons must pay immediately or else face the loss of their driver’s license or business license, face deportation or go to jail.

Danbury Man Charged With DWI

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

Carmel Man Faces Drug Charges

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

Inmates Charged for Drug Contraband in Putnam County Jail

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that three inmates in the Putnam County Correctional Facility have been charged with drug possession and promoting prison contraband after heroin and other controlled substances were found in their cells last week.

Inmates Ceferino Garcia, 36, Daremus Reynolds, 35, and Frank Pasqua, Jr., 36, were charged after authorities conducted a large-scale search of the jail on March 28th. The search occurred after correction officers developed suspicions that an inmate was smuggling drugs into the jail.

Connecticut Man Faces Drug Sale Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Connecticut man on drug charges following an investigation into prescription medication sales in the Town of Patterson.


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