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Transit District 2 Officer Rudolph Helping Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Posted in 1st Precinct and Transit District 2 in the News | No Comments »

Transit District 2 Community Affairs Officer Jimmy Rudolph volunteering to help those in need after Hurricane Sandy at Miller Field in Staten Island, during the Veterans Day weekend. Pictured here with Staten Island Boro President James Molinaro, November 10, 2012.

2011 Awards for Transit District 2

Friday, December 30th, 2011 Posted in 1st Precinct and Transit District 2 in the News | No Comments »


Medal Day, December 2011

Transit District 2 was awarded the NYPD 2011 Unit Citation for the largest drop in crime of all of the Transit Districts throughout the city in 2011. Captain Paul Rasa was presented the award by Commissioner Kelly at the NYPD Medal Day at 1 Police Plaza in December 2011. Medal Day is an awards event that takes place every year to commends extraordinary accomplishments of various commands.

2011 Cop of the Month

June 2011 Arrest of Male Wanted for Attempted Robbery of Firearm from Holster of On Duty TMTF officer. The defendant had 14 prior arrests including 1 Rape, Robbery and 2 Assaults

  • Sgt Ray Sanchez
  • PO Gomez
  • PO Noriega TD2 made the arrest

July Attempted Robbery Arrest TD2 officers arrested a man who attempted to forcibly remove a woman’s shoulder bag while she was walking on West Broadway, holding her 4 month old infant

  • Sgt Joe Bertrand
  • PO Alex Nunez

August Arrest at Penn Station of Pickpocket with 22 prior arrests incl Grand Larceny

  • PO Mejia
  • PO Corrado
  • PO Gonsieski

September 2011 Arrest of Pick-Pocket w 38 Prior arrests at Brooklyn Bridge Station

  • Sgt Correa
  • Sgt Lo Grasso
  • PO Cesar Gonzalez
  • PO Harry Quezada

October 2011 TD2 Anti Crime Unit Lush Worker arrests: 15 Year to Date

  • Sgt John Nunziato
  • PO John Bartley
  • PO Alex Bradshaw
  • PO Mike Thomas
  • PO Rob Garcia

Links to articles about lush workers:

November 2011 Bag Snatch arrest in Penn Station by defendant w 43 prior arrests

  • Sgt Chris Correa
  • PO Yeuris Mejia

December 2011 Arrest of lush worker who tried to steal a backpack from a sleeping passenger

  • Sgt John Nunziato
  • PO Alex Bradshaw
  • PO Rob Garcia

The big cop-out: Organizers try to blame police after riot cancels their concert

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 Posted in 1st Precinct and Transit District 2 in the News | No Comments »

Editorials, Thursday, June 17th 2010, 4:00 AM
Source: NY Daily News

To the annals of fatuousness is added the following Twitter update sent out Tuesday night by Paper magazine, sponsor of the free South Street Seaport concert that erupted into a miniriot:

“It’s a total madhouse — in a good way!”

This is how you view thrown chairs and bottles and throngs of people perched dangerously on rooftops when you believe that you inhabit a space somewhere other than reality.

As one guiding spirit of Paper, Kim Hastreiter, once said of her kindred soul in command:

“My wonderful longtime partner David Hershkovits always says that we at Paper live in a parallel universe … and so we create our own little utopian business where conforming to standard operating procedures is not required.”

It was in this parallel universe that Paper staged a show whose leading acts were pop-rock group Hanson and hip-hop performer Aubrey Graham, aka Drake, projecting attendance at 8,000 but drawing 20,000 and having no clue as to crowd control.


Cheers! NYPD transit cops bust three ‘lush worker’ pickpockets who targeted drunk subway riders

Saturday, June 5th, 2010 Posted in 1st Precinct and Transit District 2 in the News | No Comments »

By Pete Donohue
NY Daily News Staff Writer
Saturday, June 5th 2010, 4:00 AM

Subway riders who imbibe too much can sleep easier on the trip home now that a team of “lush worker” pickpockets is locked up, authorities said Friday.

NYPD Transit Bureau police have busted a trio that preyed on intoxicated riders who doze off and are unlikely to notice being relieved of their property, police said.

"The three individuals arrested had more than 30 arrests among them, many of them in the subway system," Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said in a statement. "Their apprehension makes the riding public that much safer."

Victor Vataj, Darrell Wilson and Christopher Harris were arrested at a lower Manhattan station at 3:20 a.m. on May 30. A transit police officer spotted Wilson, 40, taking a cell phone from a sleeping rider while Harris, 43, kept the train doors open and Vataj, 34, stood on the platform "looking back and forth," the police complaint said.

A judge set Wilson’s bail at $100,000 bond, according to the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Bail for Vataj and Harris was set at $60,000 bond each.

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