Sheriff Donald B. Smith


Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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Victims of Fatal Crash on Route 22 Identified

DUTCHESS COUNTY MAN KILLED, QUEENS COUPLE INJURED

TOWN OF SOUTHEAST, NEW YORK - MAY 24, 2017: Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the victims of a head-on crash on Route 22 in Southeast yesterday (Tuesday) have been identified. The crash claimed the life of one man and sent a husband and wife to the hospital with injuries.

Killed in the crash was Mr. Gelsomino Lombardo, aged 59, of Hopewell Junction, in Dutchess County. Injured were Mr. Peter V. Cardone, aged 72, and his wife, Mrs. Josephine C. Cardone, aged 69, both of Bayside in Queens.

According to preliminary reports, Mr. Lombardo was driving alone in a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse at about 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday, heading northbound on Route 22 just north of the Milltown Road intersection in Southeast. His car crossed over into the southbound lane of the road and ran head-on into a 2015 Mercedes Benz SUV that Mrs. Cardone was driving, and in which Mr. Cardone was riding in the front passenger seat.

Driver Killed in Head-On Crash on Route 22

TWO OTHERS INJURED IN SOUTHEAST COLLISION

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a two-car collision on Route 22 in Southeast this afternoon (Tuesday) has claimed the life of one driver and injured the driver and a passenger in the other car.

The crash occurred at about 1:15 p.m. today, when a northbound vehicle and a southbound vehicle on Route 22 collided head-on just north of the Milltown Road intersection. The male driver of the northbound vehicle was killed in the crash. The female driver and the male passenger of the southbound car were transported by ambulances to Danbury Hospital with injuries of unknown severity.

The identities of the crash victims were not immediately available. At the time of this News Release, the crash was still being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the New York State Police, and Route 22 would remain closed to traffic during the investigation.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Town of Kent Police in Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown for Memorial Day

–Impaired Driving Enforcement Effort Slated for May 26-29, 2017–

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Town of Kent Police Department Chief Alex Divernieri report that their departments will be coordinating increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints to be on the lookout for drunk drivers during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. The extra sheriff’s deputies and town police officers will be deployed between May 26th and May 29th. 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.

Historically, holiday festivities usually gives rise to increased incidents of impaired driving and drinking related crashes, resulting in injuries and deaths on New York roadways. In an effort to deter DWI offenses around holidays, the New York State Police, County Sheriffs, and local law enforcement agencies across the state go on heightened alert looking for impaired drivers with increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

Sheriff's Sale - Oscawana Lake Road

Sale Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10am

By virtue of an execution issued out of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Putnam, to me directed and delivered, against the real and personal property.

I, the Sheriff of the County of Putnam, have levied upon all the right, title, and interest of the judgment debtor in and to the following described real property, known as OScawana Lake Road Tax ID: 91.27-1-27

Sheriff's Sale - 651 Sprout Brook Rd. - Putnam Valley

Sale Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10am

By virtue of an execution issued out of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Putnam, to me directed and delivered, against the real and personal property.

I, the Sheriff of the County of Putnam, have levied upon all the right, title, and interest of the judgment debtor in and to the following described real property, to wit:

ALL THAT certain plot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Putnam Valley, County of Putnam and State of New York known as 651 Sprout Brook Road Tax ID: 72.19-1-5

Sheriff's Sale - 2007 Jeep

Sale Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10am

I am selling the above, subject to any liens, chattels, mortgages, conditional sales, exemptions or any other encumbrances. The minimum bid shall be $4,000.00. Terms of sale of 10% cash down at the time of sale, and balance due by close of business on the next day.

SALE WILL BE CONDUCTED AT:

Putnam County Transit and Facility Impound Yard
841 Fair Street
Patterson, New York 12563

Brewster Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated, Leaving Scene

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Brewster man on a charge of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic charges following a crash on Main Street in that Village.

Beacon Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge in Patterson Stabbing

Patrick MurphyPatrick Murphy

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man from the City of Beacon in Dutchess County is facing charges including attempted murder in Patterson. Mr. Patrick Murphy, aged 27, of 15 Oak Street in Beacon, is accused of repeatedly stabbing another man with a knife.

At about 10:00 a.m. on April 25th, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a 911 call reporting a physical altercation between two men at a residence at 1129 Route 311 in the Town of Patterson. When deputies arrived there, they found a 60-year-old man outside the residence who was bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds to his torso. With the victim were persons later identified as his girlfriend, his daughter and his infant granddaughter.

The victim and the other adults present told deputies that Mr. Murphy had stabbed the victim. At that point, Mr. Murphy exited from inside the residence and was apprehended.

The Patterson Volunteer Ambulance Corps was summoned to aid the victim and he was transported by ambulance to Danbury Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Sheriff’s investigators processed the crime scene, collected evidence and interviewed the witnesses. Investigators determined that Mr. Murphy and the victim were known to each other and that, according to witnesses, Mr. Murphy was the alleged aggressor in the incident.

Connecticut Woman Drove While Intoxicated With Children in Car

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Connecticut woman on charges that she drove in an intoxicated condition with minor passengers in her vehicle. Ms. Sandra L. Diehl, aged 45, of 27 Jeremy Drive in New Fairfield, faces a felony charge in the incident.

Man Menaced Deputy & Trooper With Box Cutter in Putnam Valley

Mark TomkinsMark Tomkins

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Dutchess County man on multiple charges after he allegedly threatened a sheriff’s deputy and a state trooper with a box cutter following a disturbance in Putnam Valley.

On March 27, 2017 at 10:09 p.m., a deputy sheriff and a state trooper responded to a 911 call reporting an altercation between persons at a residence on Lake Drive in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley. Along Lake Drive near the residence, the deputy and trooper encountered one of the parties involved in the incident, a Mr. Mark D. Tomkins, aged 36, of 1577 Route 292 in Holmes, Dutchess County.

Mr. Tomkins, who reportedly appeared to be intoxicated, became hostile and allegedly drew a box cutter from the waistband of his pants and brandished it in a threatening manner toward the deputy and trooper. The defendant was ordered repeatedly to drop the weapon and he eventually complied, but he then allegedly resisted arrest and had to be subdued.

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