Sheriff Donald B. Smith

Sheriff SmithDonald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff

Donald B. Smith is the 53rd Sheriff of Putnam County. He was elected to this position on November 6, 2001 and assumed the duties of Putnam County Sheriff on January 1, 2002. Immediately prior to becoming the Sheriff of Putnam County, he had served as the Deputy County Executive of Putnam County.

Sheriff Smith was born in Danbury, Connecticut, and grew up in Patterson, New York. Following his graduation from New York Military Academy at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York in 1965, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in June of 1969, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Armor. continue reading Sherif Smith’s bio…

Jose M. Tapia

Jose M. Tapia
Age: 
39
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Hispanic
Height: 
5'10"
Weight: 
225lbs
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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

Kent Man Faces DWI, Drug Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of motorists on misdemeanor traffic charges. On May 30, 2015 at 4:54 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Thomas Lee stopped a motorist who had committed traffic violations on Terry Hill Road in the Town of Kent. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as John S. Cappelli, 23, of 109 Kent Shore Drive, Kent was intoxicated and under the influence of marijuana.

Motorist Faces Misdemeanor Charge

On June 1, 2015 at 11:02 a.m., while patrolling Peekskill Hollow Road in the Town of Putnam Valley, Deputy Sheriff Johnathan Cihanek observed a vehicle in traffic bearing an expired inspection sticker. Upon initiating a traffic stop of the vehicle, the deputy determined that the driver, identified as Victoria L. Mahabir, 45, of 19 Cherry Place, Putnam Valley held a suspended license. The deputy arrested Ms. Mahabir and charged her with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor.

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

Dutchess Woman Charged With Unlicensed Operation

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Dutchess County woman on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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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

Nyhime S. Henderson

Nyhime S. Henderson
Age: 
32
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Height: 
5' 08"
Weight: 
250lbs

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