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…

Southeast Teen Charged With Robbery, Criminal Mischief

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Southeast teenager on felony charges of robbery and criminal mischief.

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

General Gouverner K. WarrenMajor General Gouverner K. Warren

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.

Bicyclist Struck by Car and Killed in Patterson

MOTORIST CHARGED WITH DRUGGED DRIVING

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a bicyclist was killed yesterday (Tuesday, May 5th) when he was struck by a car along Fair Street in Patterson. The driver of the car has been charged with driving while impaired by drugs.

The deceased bicyclist has been identified as Mr. Alan D. Taylor, aged 62, of Shore Drive in Southeast. Mr. Taylor was reportedly riding a bicycle in an eastbound direction along Fair Street in Patterson at about 11:45 A.M. on Tuesday when he was struck by an eastbound car. The collision occurred near the entrance to The Plaza at Clover Lake senior housing facility, about a half-mile west of Route 311.

Emergency responders found Mr. Taylor unresponsive at the scene. Sheriff’s deputies administered CPR to the victim, with assistance from passersby, and a paramedic also attempted to revive the injured man. Mr. Taylor was transported by a TransCare Ambulance to Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, where he was pronounced dead.

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Roger Birch

Roger Birch
Age: 
30
Eyes: 
Blue
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'11"
Weight: 
180lbs

Connecticut Man Charged With Felony DWI

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Connecticut man on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated.

Philipstown Man Stabbed in Heart in Fight Between Neighbors

DISPUTE OVER NOISE TURNS VIOLENT

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Philipstown man has been charged with stabbing another man in a fight between neighbors.

Mr. Raymond Hickey, aged 28, of 9 North Albany Post Road, Apartment C, in Philipstown, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies and charged with felony assault in the incident, which occurred at around 2:00 o’clock this morning (Sunday, May 3rd). Mr. Hickey is accused of stabbing the victim, a 29-year-old man, who lives in another apartment in the same building.

Stanislav Mrazek

Stanislav Mrazek
Age: 
36
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'08"
Weight: 
195lbs

Westchester Woman Charged With Felony Possession of Forged Instrument

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Westchester County woman on a felony charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Philipstown Woman Charged With Falsely Reporting Incident

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Philipstown woman on a charge of falsely reporting an incident.

Bronx Woman Charged With Criminal Contempt

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Bronx woman on a felony charge of criminal contempt.

On April 12, 2015, a felony charge of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree was lodged against Tanya Marinelli, 39, of The Bronx as a result of Ms. Marinelli allegedly having violated an order of protection held against her by an unidentified victim. Subsequently, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Ms. Marinelli by the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court.

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