Sheriff Donald B. Smith


Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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2016 Boater Safety Course

Vessel Inspection Schedule

  • Garrison Yacht Club - Garrison Landing, Garrison NY 10516 on June 4th 9AM-1PM
  • Oscawana Lake Marina - 96 Dunderberg Road, Putnam Valley NY 10579 on June 4th, 1PM-4PM
  • Mahopac Marina - 897 South Lake Blvd, Mahopac NY 10541 on June 5th, 9AM-2PM
  • MacDonald Marina - 1 Marina Dr., Mahopac NY 10541on June 12th, 9AM-2PM

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Armed Forces Appreciation Festival, July 11th

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A Community Event To Benefit The Men And Women Who’ve Served Our Great Country Both Past And Present.

Mahopac Marine, with support from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Dept Marine Unit and the Putnam County PBA, is holding the Innagural Armed Forces Appreciation Festival on beautiful Lake Mahopac. It will include BBQ Picnic with free food for all military personnel and veterans, various contests and a raffle with prizes. The NYS Parks & Rec “Wear-It” boat will be giving out free ice cream to the first 200 children they find wearing their life jackets! And Mahopac Marina will have a snack barge selling food and drinks with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Disabled American Veterans. Donations will accepted throughout the day and 100% of the funds passed along.

The highlight of the day will be a boat raft-off starting in the Mahopac Marina Cove around 12PM
Sheriff Donald Smith will judge the boats to determine the winner of most patriotic themed vessel decorated with red white and blue. A trophy will be awarded to the winner!

Stay tuned and download the Mahopac Marina App for your phone to get the most up to date info. Additional details to follow!

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Andrew R. Lex

Andrew R. Lex
Age: 
24
Eyes: 
Blue
Hair: 
Blonde
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'10"
Weight: 
160lbs

Girl Accosted in Putnam Valley

TEEN REPORTS ATTACK BY STRANGER WHILE WALKING DOG IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported attack upon a teenaged girl in Putnam Valley. The girl, aged 14, was not seriously hurt in the incident.

The victim was reportedly walking her family dog along Timberline Court in Putnam Valley at about 5:00 P.M. on Monday, June 1st, when the attack occurred. The girl reports that an unknown man drove up in a car, got out and grabbed her. A brief struggle ensued and then the suspect got back in his car and drove away.

The victim used a cell phone to call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and state troopers responded to the area and attempted to locate the suspect, without success.

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Damien M. Karnes

Damien M. Karnes
Age: 
32
Eyes: 
Blue
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
6'01"
Weight: 
185lbs
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Frank Schwind Jr

Frank Schwind Jr
Age: 
27
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
6'00"
Weight: 
150lbs

Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Carmel Police Department to Team Up in STOP-DWI Crackdown for Memorial Day

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari report that their departments will be jointly conducting sobriety checkpoints along area roadways during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The announcement of the planned checkpoints is aimed at deterring intoxicated or impaired driving and is part of a statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown effort.

Sheriff's Patrol Boats Named in Honor of Putnam War Heroes

Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, Chairman Art Hanley of the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council, and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell jointly announce that four Sheriff’s Office patrol boats have been named in commemoration of four Putnam County war heroes.

The patrol boats were christened at a sunset ceremony that took place at the Putnam County Veterans’ Memorial Park on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The event was attended by a number of local, county, and state government officials, and by an audience of dozens of military veterans and police officers and their supporters.

The ceremony included remarks by Sheriff Smith, County Executive Odell, Veterans Council Chairman Hanley and State Senator Terrence Murphy. Common themes in the speakers’ remarks were gratitude for the service of veterans and police officers at home and abroad, and acknowledgment of the strong bond between military and police that is reflected in naming the patrol boats after the distinguished veterans.

Ms. Odell read a Putnam County proclamation on behalf of her office and the Putnam County Legislature recognizing Mr. Charles J. Moore, a veteran and former sheriff’s deputy, for his leadership in chairing the Veterans Honoree Selection Committee. Ms. Odell praised the service of all veterans, noting that their service extended even beyond their time on active duty. “Our veterans continue to serve our community right here at home in so many different and wonderful ways,” she told the crowd.

Veterans Pete Pennelle, Harry Sherblom, Charles J. Moore and Karl Rohde read citations recounting the military service rendered by the four honorees. Reverend Larry Maxwell offered an invocation and benediction and led the assembly in patriotic songs.

"Swatting" Hoax in Garrison Today

FALSE REPORT OF HOSTAGE SITUATION AT RESIDENCE RESULTS IN POLICE RESPONSE, SCHOOL LOCK-DOWNS

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a false report of a hostage situation in a Garrison home this morning caused a large-scale police response, the lock-down of nearby schools, and a temporary highway closure.

This incident in Putnam County is but the latest of a number of similar hoaxes that have occurred nationally in what have come to be called “swatting” cases: false reports of hostage situations or other violent incidents that are intended to cause a response from police special weapons and tactics (“SWAT”) forces.

In today’s incident, a telephone caller called the Sheriff’s Office shortly after 10:00 A.M. and reported that a woman and her son were being held hostage at gunpoint in a home in the Manitou section of Garrison, along State Route 9D.

The incident prompted officials at the nearby Garrison Union Free School and the Haldane Elementary and High Schools in Cold Spring to order precautionary lock-downs at those campuses. Route 9D was closed to traffic for about two hours in the Manitou area, as sheriff’s deputies, state troopers, and Cold Spring police converged on the home and discovered that the reported hostage situation was fictitious.

Christening of Sheriff's Patrol Boats to Honor Four Local War Heroes

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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, Chairman Art Hanley of the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council, and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell jointly announce that four Sheriff’s Office patrol boats will be christened with the names of four local war heroes at a ceremony to be held next week.

The naming ceremony will take place at the Putnam County Veterans’ Memorial Park at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The park is located off Gypsy Trail Road in the Town of Kent. The public is invited to attend the event and refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 P.M.

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