Sheriff Donald B. Smith

Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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Traveler From Texas to Maine Had Unregistered Handguns in Kent


Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a woman for allegedly possessing two unregistered handguns in the Town of Kent. The woman was reportedly on a trip from Texas to Maine and tried to sell one of the guns for gas money.

On February 16, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a representative of the Precision Armory gun store located at 423 Route 52 in the Town of Kent. The caller reported that a woman was at the establishment and was offering to sell a handgun, but lacked the required documentation to legally possess the firearm.

Sergeant William Quick responded to the call and located the woman as she was departing from the gun store in her vehicle. The woman, identified as Ms. Theresa A. Sager, aged 50, of 841 Gore Road in Alfred, Maine, was allegedly found to be in possession of two unregistered handguns–a .32 caliber revolver and a .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol–for which she did not have the required license. The defendant reportedly stated that she had acquired the firearms in Texas while living there and was moving back to Maine; she said she was trying to sell a firearm to the gun store for gas money to continue her trip.

Kent Man Had Drugs in Patterson

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Kent man on drug charges in the Town of Patterson.

On February 13, 2017 at 4:43 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation on Route 311 in Patterson. Subsequently, a passenger in the vehicle, identified as Mr. Daniel R. Hutchby, aged 31, of 12 Rochelle Road in Kent, was allegedly found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin and a hypodermic needle.

Mahopac Man Found With Drugs During Traffic Stop

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac man on a drug charge and other offenses.

On February 13, 2017 at 5:47 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Christopher Irwin stopped a motorist for alleged traffic violations on Route 6N in Mahopac. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy discovered that the driver, identified as Mr. Matthew D. Singer, aged 44, of 695 Long Pond Road in Mahopac, was allegedly in possession of quantities of heroin and cocaine.

Sheriff Donald Smith Announces the 2017 Boater Safety Class Schedule.

There will be three classes this year, March 12th, a split class on April 28th and 29th and May 13th.

Carmel Man Evaluated After Violent Behavior

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Carmel man was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation after exhibiting violent behavior.

On February 19, 2017 at 12:26 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Eric Hayes responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed person at a Carmel group home. The program director at that location reported that the 27-year-old male had been behaving violently and requested that he be taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Man’s Body Found in Woods Near Brewster:



Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man’s body was found today in a wooded area in the Town of Southeast. According to preliminary reports, the man was believed to be homeless and had apparently been living in a makeshift encampment in the woods where his body was found.

An acquaintance of the deceased found his body in the encampment this morning and called 911 shortly before 10:00 A.M. Officers of the Brewster Police Department and Sheriff’s deputies responded and met the caller, who led them to the encampment several hundred feet in from Allview Avenue, just north of the Village of Brewster.

Mahopac Couple Charged With Passing Drugs During Jail Visit

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac couple on felony drug charges stemming from an incident at the Putnam County Correctional Facility in Carmel.

At about 8:30 PM on January 12, 2017, in the visitation room of the jail facility, Correction Officer Richard Greagor observed suspicious contact between a male inmate and a woman visitor. The officer determined that the woman had allegedly passed drugs to the inmate and the drugs were seized.

Connecticut Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated

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

Sheriff Smith Appoints Paul Boscia as Undersheriff

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that he has named Paul Boscia as the new Undersheriff of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Boscia’s appointment fills a vacancy in the position following the untimely death on November 15, 2016 of the previous long-time Undersheriff, Peter Convery. Mr. Boscia’s official appointment as Undersheriff will commence on February 6, 2017 and is effective through the remainder of Sheriff Smith’s current elected term of office, which runs through December 31, 2017.

Victims of Yesterday's Crash on Route 22 in Brewster Identified

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the victims of yesterday’s crash involving a pickup truck and a Verizon utility truck on New York Route 22 near Brewster have been identified.

The man driving the pickup truck was Mr. David H. Mossman, aged 23, of Dingle Ridge Road in Southeast. Mr. Mossman was transported by helicopter to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla and admitted with multiple injuries described as serious. The Sheriff’s Office has no further information on his condition at this time.


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