100 Precinct Honors 'Cops Of The Months'
The 100 Precinct honored three police officers with "Cop of the Month" awards last week at the precinct's community council meeting. Captain Charles Neacy, the precinct's commanding officer and Danny Ruscillo, the council president, presented plaques to Police Officers Helen Olagunju, Brian Driscoll and Timothy Villani.
Olagunju was honored for her police - work last November, when she tracked down and arrested a man who had been lurking around St. Rose of Lima Church, Neacy said. The man, who is a career burglar, is now behind bars.
"Helen is going to develop into a fine cop," Neacy said of Olagunju, who is just out of the academy. "We're very happy to have her."
Driscoll was honored for a gun arrest he made last December 9, when he was patrolling near the Hammel Houses and took a loaded .45 caliber handgun off of an 18-year-old who is "well known" to local police, Neacy said. Driscoll, who has about 2 and a half years on the force, made about 50 arrests last year.
Villani was also honored for the month of December 2006, when he noticed a man behaving suspiciously near the Hammels and subsequently arrested the 22- year-old for possessing a loaded .25 caliber handgun, said Neacy. Villani, who made more than 50 arrests in 2006, "is going to be the future of the 100 Precinct," his commander said.