Councilman David G. Greenfield tonight applauded the work of Flatbush Shomrim, Misaskim, Hatzolah, NYPD and the hundreds of volunteers who were involved in the search for missing 17-year-old Tzvi Stolzenberg. Stolzenberg, a Midwood resident, went missing from his home Motzai Yom Kippur (Wednesday evening) and was found Monday morning by a NYPD Transit Sergeant Michael O’Hare in Manhattan. The Sergeant was aware of the missing teen after seeing television news coverage of Councilman Greenfield’s press conference on Sunday with Tzvi Stolzenberg’ mother and community leaders and he later one of the flyers that were distributed by the hundreds of volunteers working under Shomrim’s massive search.
“Boruch Hashem, Tzvi has been found is receiving the medical treatment he so desperately needed,” exclaimed Councilman David Greenfield. “I really want to thank the Flatbush Shomrim, hundreds of volunteers and the NYPD for their incredible work througout this entire ordeal, ” Greenfield said. “When I was at the command center Motzai Shabbos, some walked over to me and asked me ‘will this work?’ I said ‘we have to try our best like Tzvi is a member of our own family.’ Thanks to the joint efforts we are celebrating Tzvi’s retur
Greenfield held a press conference on Sunday to raise the profile of the missing teen. Greenfield was joined by Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein and Flatbush Shomrim founder Chaim Deutsch. Together the three offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tzvi. The officer who found the 17-year-old said he had heard about the missing teen from seeing the television news report on the press conference and later saw the flier in his Manhattan station.
“I especially want to thank Flatbush Shomrim founder Chaim Deutsch for leading the search, Shomrim coordinator Akiva Klein for coordinating Shomrim’s search and NYPD Sergeant Richie Taylor for coordinating the search with the NYPD. Also, I thank my colleague Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein for stepping up to the plate to join us in helping this missing teen. Last and most importantly, I thank hero cop Sergeant Michael O’Hare for looking out for this one missing teen in a city of 8 million people. That was really great work!” added Greenfield.