Sheriff Donald B. Smith


Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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Mahopac Man Faces Drug Charges

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

Mahopac Woman Faces Drug Charges

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

Lake Carmel Man Faces Drug Charges

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

Kent Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated

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

Brewster Man Faces Domestic Violence Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Brewster man on domestic violence charges during an incident at a Mahopac residence.

Report of Armed Home Intruders Prompts Heavy Police Response in Putnam Lake

MAN ARRESTED AFTER REPORT FOUND TO BE FALSE
John Sheehan

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith advises that a man’s call reporting armed intruders at a home in Putnam Lake prompted a large police response overnight. The call later proved to be false, resulting in the arrest of the man for falsely reporting an incident.

Mr. John Sheehan, aged 28, of 15 Jerome Drive in Putnam Lake was arrested in the incident. He faces a misdemeanor charge in the case.

At about 11:20 P.M. last evening (Friday, July 29th) sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a 911 call in Putnam Lake, where they encountered Mr. Sheehan. He told them that he was dog-sitting for a friend in the same neighborhood, had just gone to the friend’s house to walk the dog and saw several persons inside the house who were armed with firearms and wearing masks. He said he fled from the house and ran to another friend’s nearby residence, from where the 911 call was made.

Man Nabbed in String of Cold Spring Burglaries

SUSPECT ALSO FACING CHARGES IN DUTCHESS & WESTCHESTER

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that David A. Gipson, aged 42, is facing charges in a string of burglaries in the Village of Cold Spring over the last two months.

Sergeant Michael Szabo Named Marine Law Enforcement Officer of Year

Undersheriff Peter Convery, Sgt. Michael Szabo, State Parks representative Richard Stefanski, Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Captain Thomas VelottiUndersheriff Peter Convery, Sgt. Michael Szabo, State Parks representative Richard Stefanski, Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Captain Thomas Velott

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Michael Szabo has been named the New York State Marine Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2016.

Sgt. Szabo was selected as the award recipient from among the ranks of marine law enforcement officers across the entire state. The selection committee was comprised of officials from the Bureau of Marine Services–a division of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

State Parks representatives Richard Stefanski and Timothy McGuire visited the Sheriff’s Office today (Tuesday) to present the award to Sgt. Szabo. The award was conferred upon Sgt. Szabo at a ceremony attended by a number of Sheriff’s Office personnel and members of the sergeant’s family.

Two Airlifted to Hospital After Route 9D Crash in Garrison

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that two men were taken to the hospital by helicopter after a beverage delivery van crashed on Route 9D in Garrison this afternoon (Tuesday).

Sheriff Issues Statement on the Passing of James O'neill

–”CONSUMMATE COP’S COPMOURNED

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith issues the following statement regarding the death of Mr. James O’Neill of East Fishkill, and formerly of Lake Carmel, on July 17, 2016:

“The men and women of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Facility mourn the death of James O’Neill and we extend our deepest condolences to his wife Kathy, his son James Jr., and the entire O’Neill family.

“Jimmy served in the NYPD and retired as detective squad supervisor. He was President of the FOP Stephen P. Driscoll Lodge in Putnam County. In fact, he was the driving force in establishing a new Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in the memory of fallen 9/11 NYPD Officer Stephen P. Driscoll.

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