Rail

N.Y. MTA, NYC Police capture bank robbery suspect

Posted on March 29, 2011

Via Police Magazine

Five New York transit officers boarded a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train to apprehend a suspect wanted for at least seven bank robberies in Suffolk County.

The officers boarded a LIRR train late last week in a coordinated effort with the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Police Department announced.

Officers with MTA and NYPD were dispatched to the East New York station at about 7:35 p.m. Thursday. MTA officers Steven Burns, Edward Russell, David Bergstein, Thomas Garland, and John Wozny canvassed the westbound platforms at Jamaica Station and boarded the train believed to have Schneider.

They showed a photograph to a conductor who confirmed that he had seen the suspect aboard the train, and said that the suspect had transferred moments earlier to a second train, bound for Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn. The MTA PD then asked the LIRR central dispatching office, known as the Movement Bureau, to hold that second train at East New York.

Officers found 21-year-old Max Schneider inside the bathroom of that train car. The officers arrested the Dix Hills resident and turned him over to the Suffolk County Police Department, He's been charged in connection with the robberies that took place between Feb. 17 and March 24.

"I'd like to commend the quick thinking and teamwork of all of the officers and the LIRR personnel who contributed to this arrest," according to Douglas Zeigler, MTA's director of security. "This arrest is a fine example of the benefits that result from the extraordinary levels of interagency cooperation we share with our regional law enforcement partners. Everyone who played a role should be commended for helping to make our region safer and more secure."

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Hyperloop developer wants to offer free trips during off-peak hours

CEO Alhorn, who says that he took inspiration for his pricing strategy from video games that use a freemium model, wants "to make [Hyperloop] something you use every single day many times."

Alstom acquires 100% of Signaling Solutions Ltd.

The company was began as a 50-50 joint-venture between Alstom and Balfour Beatty in 2007 to provide advanced signaling solutions to the U.K. and Ireland’s rail sectors.

Md. MTA set to raise all rail fares

The fare increase is mandated by a state law that requires the MTA to adjust transit fares every five years. New fares also will apply to the transit agency’s local bus, commuter bus and paratransit services in the greater Baltimore area.

Report examines how to manage pedestrian traffic in crowded subway systems

Suggestions include encouraging coordination and knowledge sharing among various specialists responsible for aspects of the passenger experience, including construction and emergency evacuations and routinely assessing assumptions used to estimate pedestrian volumes and pedestrian characteristics.

N.Y. subway train suspension caused by massive theft of copper cable

At least 500 feet of the valuable cable was discovered stolen from roughly 12 locations along the A train tracks near Howard Beach, and some signal equipment and track components were damaged as well by electrical current that could not flow through the cable.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close