NYPD officers who arrested a man responsible for a recent string of armed muggings and a shooting received awards for their service to the community.
At Thursday’s 71st Precinct monthly council meeting, the officers were thanked for their quick apprehension of 32-year-old Jovan Frederick, who was charged Monday with attempted robbery, as well as 2 attempted murders, 3 robberies, one assault in the 1st degree and criminal possession of a weapon.
Lt. Louis Machado, Sgt. John Addeo, and Police Officers Frank Beers, Steven Fersa, Michael Gonzalez, Paul Mallilo, Ryan Norwood, Paul Parkinson and Jose Sanchez received awards from 71st Precinct Chief George Fitzgibbon at a ceremony in the Precinct.
The officers had been assigned to the area where the shooting and muggings took place, and successfully arrested Frederick after the attempted robbery of a female at the corner of Albany and Midwood in Brooklyn.
He was charged with all three crimes after the 71 Precinct Detective Unit investigated the incidents and compared evidence, video, witness statements and ballistics recovered from the scenes.