Sheriff Donald B. Smith

Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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Putnam County Sheriff’s Department
3 County Center
Carmel, NY 10512
Voice (845) 225-4300
Fax (845) 225 4399

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Westchester Man Charged With Felony DWI

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

Philipstown Man Faces Charges Following Domestic Incident

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Town of Philipstown man on a variety of charges following a domestic incident.

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Alexis C. Mago

Alexis C. Mago

Kent Man Seriously Injured in Patterson Accident

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Town of Kent man was seriously injured yesterday in a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Patterson.

Carmel Man Charged With DWI

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

Dutchess Man Charged With Unlicensed Operation

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Dutchess County man on a traffic misdemeanor charge.

Kevin P. Sormani

Kevin P. Sormani

Sheriff Issues Autumn Safety Tips

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is asking residents and visitors to take precautionary measures while enjoying the autumn season in Putnam County.

The fall season attracts many people to see the fall foliage in Putnam County. Many use the Putnam County Rail Trail, while others hike on the trails of Breakneck Mountain and Fahnstock State Park. Indeed, this time of year offers beautiful places to ride a bicycle, walk or jog. However, those participating in outdoor activities are urged to use safety precautions when preparing for such leisurely pursuits.

Putnam County Medication Take Back Day Scheduled for November

The Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, in collaboration with the Putnam County Health Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, will be holding a Fall Medication Take Back Event at Putnam Hospital Center.

To help combat this growing threat to our nation’s children, Putnam Hospital Center will host the event on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The disposal hours are between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please enter through the PHC Cancer Pavilion entrance. Signage will be posted leading to the disposal area. Individuals can dispose of prescription medication, over the counter medication, and pet medication. Syringes will NOT be accepted. Please keep all medications in their original packaging and remove personal patient information.

Why should I participate in Medication Take Back Day?

The answer is pretty simple – it’s safe, good for the environment and can save lives.

By bringing in your expired or unwanted medications to a take back day, you insure that it will be disposed of in a safe manner. Members of the Sheriff’s Department will be present to secure and dispose of the medications according to the law. By doing so, you also insure that there are no “accidental” poisonings/overdoses by leaving unwanted prescriptions in your home.

Sheriff Reminds Motorists and Bicyclists About Rules for Sharing the Road Safely

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, who also serves as Chairman of the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board, is reminding motorists and bicyclists of the rules for sharing the road safely. The reminder comes in the wake of a fatal car­ bicycle crash in Patterson in May and a car-bicycle collision involving a hit-and-run driver in Garrison in September.


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