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Subway Robberies Down 22% in 2013

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 Posted in Transit District 2 | No Comments »

Decoy operations helped reduce the number of robberies in the subway system by 22% last year, the NYPD’s top transit cop told the MTA board Monday.

Electronic devices were a popular target for subway muggers and pick pocketers, making up 54% of stolen property in all robberies and grand larcenies.

“Clearly, our decoy operations were critical to reducing these electronic thefts,” Joe Fox said, adding the NYPD will “continue to use decoy operations frequently as part of our broader strategy to reduce theft of electronic devices.”

Transit District 2 Explorers help in Diabetes Walk

Friday, November 1st, 2013 Posted in Transit District 2 | No Comments »


On Saturday September 28th the Transit District 2 and Transit District 4 Explorers took part in the Step Out Diabetes Walk, organized by the American Diabetes Association. The walk, to help raise money to find a cure for Diabetes, commenced in Battery Park City and was packed; there were numerous participants. The Transit Explorers were on hand and volunteered to help with the event; a great group of young citizens.

Transit District 2 /1st Precinct National Night Out 2013

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 Posted in Transit District 2 | No Comments »


L-R Deputy Inspector Porteus, Transit Bureau XO Chief Vincent Coogan, TD2 CO Captain Paul Rasa, Deputy Inspector Edward O’Brien

Stolen iPhone Recovered with Help from Anti-Theft App

Sunday, March 10th, 2013 Posted in Transit District 2 | No Comments »

A thief cut a sleeping man’s pocket and stole his iPhone on the subway this week, but police succeeded in getting it back thanks to an anti-theft app.

Sgt Robinson
Sergeant William Robinson
PO Timothy Osorio 2
Police Officer Timothy Osorio

NYPD Sgt. William Robinson and Officer Timothy Osorio, both of Transit District 2, responded to the site where the iPhone was last located. Robinson used the Find my iPhone app on his iPad to trace the stolen phone to First Avenue and 1st Street on the Lower East Side.

Read coverage on WCBS

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Transit District 2 Cop of the Month 2012

Friday, January 4th, 2013 Posted in Transit District 2 | No Comments »

January: Grand Larceny

  • Sgt Lograsso
  • PO Yeuris Mejia

February: Robbery

  • PO Randy DaSilva
  • PO Michael Rhome
  • PO Clifford Turner
  • Sgt Joseph Sordi

March: Lush Worker Grand Larceny

  • PO John Bartley
  • PO Michael Thomas
  • PO Alex Bradshaw
  • Sgt John Nunziato

April: Gun Arrest

  • PO Paul McCarthy
  • PO Kevin Lavin
  • Sgt Chris Correa
  • PO Yeuris Mejia
  • PO Nick Geroulakis

Story of note: At Canal Street officers noticed a man who appeared nervous, had his hand on his right hand pocket. The officers and stopped him, the defendant, became resistant when the officers questioned him and asked him to step off the train. When the officers frisked him he had a loaded 38 Lugar with 5 rounds of ammunition and was on parole for robbery.

May: Robbery

  • PO Nicholas Molino
  • PO David Michelena

June: Grand Larceny

  • PO John Bartley
  • PO Micheal Thomas
  • PO Alex Bradshaw
  • Sgt John Nunziato

July: Grand Larceny

  • PO Gurney George
  • PO Salvator Catania
  • Sgt Bryan Giordano

August: Robbery

  • LT Anthony Reyes
  • PO John Pattishaw
  • PO Sammy Morel

September: Escaped Prisoner

  • PO Richard Noriega
  • LT Anthony Reyes

Story of note: During a buy/ bust operation a prisoner escaped out of a prisoner van. The prisoner was seen in the Union Square subway station, Lt Reyes and his partner responded. The prisoner was spotted running into the northbound tunnel. The officers got into their car and continued the search north, and spotted the suspect at 21st and Park Ave. They tackled the suspect to the ground and got him in custody. The defendant has 15 priors and 2 burglaries arrests.

October: Grand Larceny / Lush Worker

  • PO John Bartley
  • PO Michael Thomas
  • PO Alex Bradshaw
  • Sgt John Nunziato

November: Robbery

December: Robbery

  • PO Matthew Divito
  • PO Christopher Tuccio
  • PO Joseph Seva
  • PO Brain Kenny
  • Sgt Christoper Correa

Transit Bureau Cop of the Month, November-December 2012

Chief of Transit Joseph Fox awards Officer Yeuris Mejia with the Transit Bureau Cop of the Month Award for November/December 2012

On Tuesday, November 20th at 9:20pm an 80 year old gentleman was entering the subway turnstiles with his wallet and metrocard when a young man grabbed his wallet. The man struggled to keep his wallet and was injured. The suspect was finally able to grab the wallet and flee. There was a review of the surveillance cameras and the suspect was identified. The following night the Transit District 2 Anti Crime teams set up a surveillance at the same station and Officer Mejia was able to identify the suspect. The suspect resisted Officer Mejia and yet he was still able to arrest him. The defendant has 7 prior arrests, 5 in the subway system.

Congratulations to Officer Yeuris Mejia of TD2 for being awarded Transit Bureau Cop of the Month, November-December 2012.