Sheriff Donald B. Smith

Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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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.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Town of Carmel Police to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI St. Patrick's Day Crackdown Enforcement Effort

–Impaired Driving Crackdown to run March 17-19, 2017–

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari report that their departments will be coordinating increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints to be on the lookout for drunk drivers during the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The extra sheriff’s deputies and town police officers will be deployed between March 16th and March 19th. 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.

Putnam Valley Motorist Had Suspended License

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on a charge of allegedly driving with a suspended license in that Town.

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge in Mahopac

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Westchester County man on a drug charge in the Hamlet of Mahopac.

On February 22, 2017 at 8:35 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin was on patrol in his cruiser on U.S. Route 6 in Mahopac when he spotted a motorist driving a car on which an expired inspection certificate was displayed. The deputy stopped the car and identified the driver as Mr. Michael L. Power, aged 35, of 10 Adair Road in Cortlandt Manor.

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.”


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