Vandal Paints Swastika on Fair Lawn Home, Police Say

Police are considering the vandalism a bias incident.

A Hartley Place home was vandalized this week. Photo: Jim Leggate.
A Hartley Place home was vandalized this week. Photo: Jim Leggate.
A vandal painted a swastika, "BROTHAL" and "DRUG DLR" on the front of a Hartley Place home sometime overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Brian Metzler.

The graffiti was scrubbed off within a few hours, but residue from the red paint remained on the door and siding Friday afternoon.

Police took a statement from the home's resident, but did not immediately have a suspect, according to Metzler. They are treating the vandalism as a bias incident because of the inclusion of the swastika, he said.

Metzler said he was not aware of the house being used as a brothel or of any drug dealing occurring there.

No one answered the door when a reporter visited the house Thursday morning or Friday afternoon.
Eddie Gamble January 18, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Tony, maybe the occupants of the 2nd floor were Bill Jr. and Dorothy? (Blonde) And maybe the baby she had was Lynn? Just speculating. I'm 70 now so this goes way, way back.
JDBlackhawk January 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Police suck? What kind of stupid comment is that? Next time you need help, ask a criminal. Or better yet, spend some time in jail and familiarize yourself with some of the residents there. Ever have a criminal point a gun at you? Ever been a victim of violence? Ever had your possessions stolen or destroyed? You'll see who comes to help, and it won't be your local criminals. Then think about whether the police "suck".
Tony Dadika January 19, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Eddie That was a blond little boy , my son Greg ,Lynn was my wife. In 1972 I got out of the Navy and moved in there with Lynn and Greg. If you would like a beer call me and we can go to the Dutch house I can up date you further. 201 962-3047. best regards. PS that goes for anyone else who likes beer, I would love to discuss Fair Lawn.
Janice Rose January 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Okay change up the comment.....EVERYONE sucks equally. "Criminals" with spray paint....okay.....
Tony Dadika January 19, 2014 at 06:50 PM
Lol Janice "EVERYONE sucks equally" maybe some suck more than others? lol just kidding. Have a nice day.


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