Captain Steven Hellman is the New CO of the 7th Precinct After Simonetti’s Transfer
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Captain Steven Hellman, Photo: Town & Village
Well that was quick.
A year after assuming the head position in the 7th Precinct, Commanding Officer Captain Joseph Simonetti has been transferred crosstown. Rather suddenly, in fact. He’s now the CO of the 6th Precinct, which is responsible for Greenwich Village and points west. Simonetti reportedly assumed this new post on Friday afternoon.
We’ve confirmed that command of the 7th Precinct has since fallen to Captain Steven Hellman, whose former (short-lived) beat was Midtown South.
During his short tenure on the Lower East Side, the straight-talking (and Tony Soprano-sounding) Simonetti had focused on grand larcenies at neighborhood bars (especially in Hell Square) and graffiti busts.
No word yet on reasons behind Simonetti’s transfer.