Cop Stopped Lic Auto Stripper

For catching a man allegedly stripping parts from a parked vehicle, P.O. Alexis Jusino of the 108th Precinct was honored as Cop of the Month during the 108th Precinct Community Council meeting last Tuesday night, Oct. 28, at Sunnyside Community Services. Justino reportedly caught the suspect removing tires and rims from a car in the area of 47th Avenue and 34th Street in Long Island City on Oct. 6. Following a short pursuit, Jusino caught the perpetator several blocks from the crime scene. Capt. Brian Hennessy, the precinct’s commanding officer, and Diane Ballek, precinct council president, presented Jusino with a plaque donated by the Times Newsweekly. Shown at the award presentation are (from left to right) Ballek; Capt. Suzanne Catoggio, the precinct’s executive officer; Lt. Jon Cermeli, the precinct’s special operations coordinator; Hennessy; and Don McCallian, the precinct council’s treasurer.