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.