Graffiti and Thefts Top West Orange Police Blotter News for August 19-26
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • 6:29pm
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Several reports of graffiti and thefts top the Police Blotter news for Aug. 19-26.
On Aug. 19 several signs were defaced with some sort of black marker. One was at Redwood School, and the words SLOB, COBO, SKOP CAB BROW and MORON were found. At West Orange High School, Nicholas and Prospect, Conforti and Phyllis, and Carteret and Conforti, the words SLOB, DROP, MORON, and CLUE were found on street signs.
On Aug. 26, more graffiti was found at Eagle Rock Plaza, Degnan Park, and Carteret and Hooper, saying "F... DROP, SLOB, CLUE, MOOLAH, and MORON.
The Alternative Press visited the Urban Dictionary website, a user interactive site that lists all different types of 'streetwise lingo,' to look up the possibile meanings of the graffiti. Although the graffiti does not appear to be 'gang related' the police are continuing the investigation.
Several thefts were reported last week: On Aug. 19 a homeowner reported the theft of her pocketbook from her home on Oxford Terrace during a garage sale; a resident on Meeker Street reported the theft of her 2001 Dodge Caravan. A witness informed police they had seen a black male in the vehicle and another black male in a dark colored vehicle waiting nearby.
A victim reported the theft of her pocketbook on Aug. 17 from the Heritage Restaurant at 442 Valley Road during a graduation party. On August 22 the Delta Gas station at 385 Main St. reported the theft of gas. The liquor store at the corner of Main and Northfield reported the theft of a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka by a black male in a light colored sweatshirt and black baseball hat. The 1999 Nissan he was driving had been reported as stolen in East Orange.
On Aug. 24, both the CVS and Krauzer's on South Valley Road reported the theft of Star Ledger Newspapers by a black male. An unsecured 1999 Dodge Caravan on Cross Street was broken into and a GPS and credit cards were taken. A woman on Larkin Ct. reported the theft of her IPad and $70 in cash while being moved into a new residence. (The Movers were Father and Sons).
On Aug. 25 a victim reported the theft of 2013 Toyota Avalan from Samuel Street. He realized he had dropped his key fob, possibly in the area of his vehicle. Another theft of gas was reported at the Delta Gas Station on Main Street.
A few other incidents rounded out the week. On August 20, Jamar Woods, 20, of Bloomfield, was arrested at 424 Eagle Rock Ave. for possession of CDS after suspected marijuana was found on his person.
On Aug. 21, a victim reported to police that two black males in ski masks, dark clothing and carrying a black handgun, had approached him on Tompkins Street. He ran into the cellar of an unlocked residence and ran upstairs after saying the armed robbers were in pursuit.
A criminal mischief incident occurred on Aug. 24 when the owner of a 2006 Cadillac STS reported scratches on the exterior of her car parked on Northfield Avenue.
A structure fire on Aug. 24 in the detached garage of a residence on Shady Glen was deemed not suspicious and extinguished by the fire department.
West Orange police assisted the Livingston Police Department in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle on Northfield Avenue. Saul Pastuizaca-Asitim, a 32-year-old resident of West Orange, was arrested when the vehicle was stopped at Northfield and Ridgeway Avenues, and the suspect was taken into custody by the LPD.
Two incidents of disorderly conduct were reported, both on Aug. 25. Gary Satterfield Jr., 23, of West Orange, was arrested for knocking over a planter at Edison Museum. Jose Betancourth, 38, of Orange, was arrested for public urination at a party on Dean Street that had been reported for loud noise and parking violations. It was found that not only was Betancourth intoxicated, he was an illegal alien that had been deported in 1992 with no legal re-entry. ICE was contacted and Betancourth placed in a cell awaiting pickup from ICE.