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…

Putnam County Man Charged in Making Threatening Text Messages

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a 20 year-old Carmel man on criminal charges stemming from his alleged involvement in repeatedly sending threatening text messages to a Southeast woman and attempting to arrange to meet the recipient at a park in Carmel.

According to Investigator Stephen Tricinelli of the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Anthony S. Russo of 303 Miller Road sent the complainant text messages at various times between April 13, 2014 and May 26, 2014.

Putnam Remains the Safest County in New York State for Fourth Consecutive Year

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the latest crime statistics released on the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) website, show that Putnam County remains the safest county in New York State.

According to the annual DCJS report entitled “County Index Crime Counts and Rates Per 100,000 Population” for 2013, Putnam County had the lowest total crime index rate among all counties in New York State for the fourth year in a row.

Woman's Body Found Floating in Hudson River

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the body of a woman was found floating in the Hudson River today (Tuesday).

Arthur W. Head

Arthur W. Head
Age: 
34
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5' 11"
Weight: 
170lbs

Kenneth Defreitas

Age: 
29
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5' 08"
Weight: 
145lbs

Carmel Bank Robbed

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the robbery of the Carmel branch of the Putnam County National Bank, located at the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center on Route 6.

Michael Rynik

Michael Rynik
Age: 
59
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5' 06"
Weight: 
200lbs

Sheriff Cautions Against Unsafe, Illegal Fireworks

As Independence Day approaches, Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is cautioning County residents about the dangers posed by illegal fireworks. “The Fourth of July is the quintessential American holiday,” said the Sheriff, “and we Americans love to celebrate our independence and our freedom in many traditional ways: marching in or watching parades, enjoying backyard barbecues with family and friends, and ‘oohing and aahing’ at professional fireworks shows.

Law Enforcement Cadets Graduate From Training

Town of Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith report that forty-four members of the Kent Police Department’s and Sheriff’s Office Cadet programs have graduated from their training program at ceremonies held at the George Fisher Middle School in Patterson.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Cadet program was formed as a chartered law enforcement explorer unit in 1967 by the late Sheriff Raynor Weizenecker.

Elsayed Salamah Mohamed

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Age: 
64
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'05"
Weight: 
150lbs

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