Sheriff Donald B. Smith


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

Danbury Man Drove in Southeast With Suspended License

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Danbury man on an alleged charge of driving with a suspended license in the Town of Southeast.

On February 4, 2017 at 9:49 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Vincent Dalo was in his cruiser on patrol along Milltown Road in the Town of Southeast when he observed a motorist drive a car across a double-yellow line in an unsafe manner. The deputy pulled over the car and identified the driver as Mr. Julio C. Ferreira, aged 39, of 29 Wilks Road in Danbury, Connecticut.

Texas Man Charged in Carmel for Harassing Phone Calls and Weapon Possession

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man from Texas was arrested in Carmel for allegedly making harassing telephone calls to an ex-girlfriend and for having a weapon. Mr. Jose A. Bautista, aged 24, of 665 Lake Forest Drive in Canyon Lake, Texas, faces misdemeanor charges.

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