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…

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

Free Ice Cream on Lake Mahopac

SHERIFF’S BOAT PATROL GIVING TREAT TO KIDS TO ENCOURAGE LIFE JACKET USE

Student's Threats Prompt Evacuation of Putnam Valley Middle School

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that two notes threatening violence against students were found today (Wednesday) in the Putnam Valley Middle School. The threats prompted school officials and law enforcement officers to evacuate students from the building and to bring in bomb-sniffing dogs. Authorities later determined that a student in the school had written the notes.

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