Cop nets five arrests, 59 priors

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Russell Graziano with his wife, Jenna, Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale and 106th Precinct Community Council president Frank Dardani.

Police officer Russell Graziano was honored as the 106th Precinct Community Council cop of the month for a Saturday, February 16 arrest of five people.

Graziano, a plainclothes officer, noticed four suspects in a car on Rockaway Boulevard. Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale said Graziano then approached the car and investigated. Inside the car were two women and three men who had a combined 59 prior arrests. Graziano also recovered a slew of drugs, a gravity knife and a loaded .45-caliber handgun, Pascale said.