Arrest in Levittown graffiti spree

Arrest in Levittown graffiti spree

There are 251 comments on the Newsday.com story from May 2, 2009, titled Arrest in Levittown graffiti spree. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

Nassau cops tagged an accused graffiti artist with a new signature: "JAILED." Sean E. O'Hara, 24, of Levittown is accused of spray painting and using a marker to ink messages such as "RWK," "FREE GANK," "POLAR" and "HAZARD" on houses, businesses and traffic signs during a 2 1/2 month spree earlier this year.

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NYer

Randolph, NJ

#54 May 6, 2009
Ellen wrote:
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No they did not get it wrong. He lives on 6 Saddler Lane in Levittown. I won't give the phone# but it is listed.
Please give the number and the names and address's of his two friends.
levittown resident

Randolph, NJ

#55 May 6, 2009
Why do you need their names and addresses? Why are you taking the law into your own hands?
Wait and see if he's guilty in the first place!
let the courts do its job.
YOU are what makes Levittown White Trash by instigating a call to arms you maniac. Ever hear of due process? What if they have the wrong guy?
why do you have such a vendetta against someone you've never met? you've got serious problems lady
Ellen

Torrington, CT

#56 May 6, 2009
levittown resident wrote:
Why do you need their names and addresses? Why are you taking the law into your own hands?
Wait and see if he's guilty in the first place!
let the courts do its job.
YOU are what makes Levittown White Trash by instigating a call to arms you maniac. Ever hear of due process? What if they have the wrong guy?
why do you have such a vendetta against someone you've never met? you've got serious problems lady
Why shouldn't the people of this town take the law into their own hands?? According to you the police in this area are criminals. Have you seen the fences and signs in this area??? Maybe if you hit these people in their own pocket they will stop. You know there names. You seem to know about a video and who Gank and Sole are. If the guy on Saddler in innocent, then give up the clowns who are responsible. The people of this area are not going to let this go. We have one arrested and now we want them all. This will only get worse for 6 Saddler when the Levittown Tribune comes out. These clowns did a lot of fences and houses. People are not in the best of moods with their home values dropping like crazy. It might not only be him, but he is going to take the brunt of it for now.
Jason

Randolph, NJ

#57 May 7, 2009
Assgravy wrote:
Gee, you would think they would go after all the murderers, rapists and druggies in Levittown.
Great job!!
Where the hell do you get your stats from jerk!! I think you must be referring to your neighborhood!
NYer

Randolph, NJ

#58 May 7, 2009
levittown resident wrote:
Why do you need their names and addresses? Why are you taking the law into your own hands?
Wait and see if he's guilty in the first place!
let the courts do its job.
YOU are what makes Levittown White Trash by instigating a call to arms you maniac. Ever hear of due process? What if they have the wrong guy?
why do you have such a vendetta against someone you've never met? you've got serious problems lady
I did meet him and it was on Walcott road when Metasin was open(bar),he and his friends were destroying a white VINYL picket fence and they ran before the cops or my friends could catch him.
So thats one reason.
The second is: My friends house was ruined by him-one of the 16 felonys he's charged with and cant afford to REPLACE the fence for $2,000.00
The third is: Take off $10,000.00 from the value of every house in the area he destroyed via his walk home from the Pizza place on Division avenue.
BUT to be fair I will wait untill he pleas guilty,and he will, then see if he pays restitution or does the time to avoid it.
IF he pays like he should I will consider this justice, IF not well then his-ss is gra--.
knowthefacts

Westwood, NJ

#59 May 7, 2009
Matt Thomas aka "SOLE4" is the one responsible for this, all of this the past 2 1/2 months. He was caught less than a week before Sean was arrested, in the act, spray paint in hand, marker in pocket. He is not friends with Sean, Matt Thomas is close friends with "GANK" and is the origin behind "RWK." Upon questioning, he got scared and his mommy works for the Nassau County police so he gave Sean's name, who was never caught in the act and has no priors with graffiti. Since we all need someone to blame, why not Sean? This is not right, Matt Thomas is laughing all over Levittown saying how funny it is that Sean got bagged and is taking the heat for him, he's mocking all of you saying how stupid everyone is that comments. None of you can tell me that's fair!

He lives on Jerusalem behind Friendly's, I will get the number if you all need it.
NYer

Randolph, NJ

#60 May 7, 2009
knowthefacts wrote:
Matt Thomas aka "SOLE4" is the one responsible for this, all of this the past 2 1/2 months. He was caught less than a week before Sean was arrested, in the act, spray paint in hand, marker in pocket. He is not friends with Sean, Matt Thomas is close friends with "GANK" and is the origin behind "RWK." Upon questioning, he got scared and his mommy works for the Nassau County police so he gave Sean's name, who was never caught in the act and has no priors with graffiti. Since we all need someone to blame, why not Sean? This is not right, Matt Thomas is laughing all over Levittown saying how funny it is that Sean got bagged and is taking the heat for him, he's mocking all of you saying how stupid everyone is that comments. None of you can tell me that's fair!
He lives on Jerusalem behind Friendly's, I will get the number if you all need it.
I understand he is not alone in doing this and there are 2 others whom you mention.
However he was charged with not one or two Felony's BUT Sixteen. I too have my sources and they say he is going to "cop" a plea to the sixteen charges. This means he will be guilty not the other 2 you mention.
IF you have PROOF that the other did it and not him then why dont you contact the D.A who is handling the case and report back to all of us with his/her comments?
Ellen

Torrington, CT

#61 May 7, 2009
knowthefacts wrote:
Matt Thomas aka "SOLE4" is the one responsible for this, all of this the past 2 1/2 months. He was caught less than a week before Sean was arrested, in the act, spray paint in hand, marker in pocket. He is not friends with Sean, Matt Thomas is close friends with "GANK" and is the origin behind "RWK." Upon questioning, he got scared and his mommy works for the Nassau County police so he gave Sean's name, who was never caught in the act and has no priors with graffiti. Since we all need someone to blame, why not Sean? This is not right, Matt Thomas is laughing all over Levittown saying how funny it is that Sean got bagged and is taking the heat for him, he's mocking all of you saying how stupid everyone is that comments. None of you can tell me that's fair!
He lives on Jerusalem behind Friendly's, I will get the number if you all need it.
Who then is "Gank" and there is no last name Thomas listed on Jerusalem. If "Gank" is in jail , who is he and where does he live? If your information pans out I'll be the first to apologize to Shawn.
Ellen

Torrington, CT

#62 May 7, 2009
NYer wrote:
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I understand he is not alone in doing this and there are 2 others whom you mention.
However he was charged with not one or two Felony's BUT Sixteen. I too have my sources and they say he is going to "cop" a plea to the sixteen charges. This means he will be guilty not the other 2 you mention.
IF you have PROOF that the other did it and not him then why dont you contact the D.A who is handling the case and report back to all of us with his/her comments?
What will his plea involve? Will he spend jail time and be required to do community service and clean this town? Thanks
NYer

Randolph, NJ

#63 May 7, 2009
In a typical case of criminal mischief when one pleas guilty restitution is included and to followed with the plea. So 16 fences destroyed at $2,000.00 a pop could mean that he must pay $32,000.00. in a certain amount of time. Given that he was making pizzas it would be safe to say this could drag on to the next Presidential election or longer.
If he doesnt pay on time its off to jail you go...
knowthefacts

Township Of Washington, NJ

#64 May 7, 2009
Gank is Joe Arena but is in jail and has been since November. Sean is not copping to a plea, he is innocent. Your sources are mistaken, he has already refused deals, pleaded not guilty, and is testifying in front of the grand jury. I contacted the D.A and 8th precient with this info, to no avail, I have also called the tip line. They have a statement from Matt Thomas claiming Sean is behind this even though he was caught in the act. His mother works for the NCPD and so they cut him a deal. Just because Thomas isn't listed doesn't mean he doesn't live there. This is just not fair how sean is being railroaded. I know him personally and would stand beside him anyday.
Ellen

Torrington, CT

#65 May 7, 2009
knowthefacts wrote:
Gank is Joe Arena but is in jail and has been since November. Sean is not copping to a plea, he is innocent. Your sources are mistaken, he has already refused deals, pleaded not guilty, and is testifying in front of the grand jury. I contacted the D.A and 8th precient with this info, to no avail, I have also called the tip line. They have a statement from Matt Thomas claiming Sean is behind this even though he was caught in the act. His mother works for the NCPD and so they cut him a deal. Just because Thomas isn't listed doesn't mean he doesn't live there. This is just not fair how sean is being railroaded. I know him personally and would stand beside him anyday.
Why should we believe you and how is it fair to the Arena and Thomas families? What is this guy in jail for?And why isn't Shawn's family and friends providing this information to the police? Shawn's arrest was in the paper. I have never heard of a Joe Arena or Matt Thomas being arrested in the paper. Is Arena from Levittown and if so where? Doesn't sound right to me. Arena = Gank. How can you prove that? A grainy video is better evidence. It looks like Shawn is going to take the fall. Maybe he should start talking about what he knows.
NYer

Randolph, NJ

#66 May 7, 2009
They dont arrest people for 16 Felony counts of Criminal mischief based on "Grainy videos". They dont set a GrandJury date up before the first court date either and hes nuts if he does go before a grand jury regardless. No lawyer in his right mind would do that especially when they have a video of him-grainy or not.
These are facts.
levittown resident

Randolph, NJ

#67 May 7, 2009
hey NYer, you are hilarious. I love that you admit you were wasted-having just come from an "open bar" when you thought you saw Sean. He was not living in Levittown when Metacin had that special!
Actually, I hope you testify to that-it would prove Sean's innocence!
And just so you know, Sean was a delivery person at the pizza place which means he never walked to or from work. He also hasn't worked there in over three years. Get your facts straight before you make false allegations.
So you are also a real estate agent and a vigilante? I love it! Should we blame the economic recession on him too? Starvation in Africa?
Please post back, I literally laugh out loud when I read your garbage rants. You are such a comedian! Will you be appearing at Governors soon? I'll be first in line.
levittown resident

Randolph, NJ

#68 May 7, 2009
"Why should we believe you and how is it fair to the Arena and Thomas families?"

Could it be? Is the big nasty witch growing a heart? Oh, Ellen! You do entertain. Just curious, How many drugs are you on? I'm betting you're a huge crackhead who has nothing better to do then this. Am I right or what?
Ellen

Torrington, CT

#69 May 7, 2009
levittown resident wrote:
"Why should we believe you and how is it fair to the Arena and Thomas families?"
Could it be? Is the big nasty witch growing a heart? Oh, Ellen! You do entertain. Just curious, How many drugs are you on? I'm betting you're a huge crackhead who has nothing better to do then this. Am I right or what?
Shawn is going away soon. Matt and Gank will be laughing their "RWK" asses off. I guess if Shawn remembers his password and email he can update his myspace to " born in a trailer,die in a jail cell". He can leave " the epotime of white trash" that fits him and his fake christmas tree on the front lawn family.
NYer

Randolph, NJ

#70 May 7, 2009
Sean will be dealt with in jail or out of jail and no i am not a vigilante, just part of a group of homeowners who are gonna deal with Sean.
Ltowner4life

Randolph, NJ

#71 May 8, 2009
FREE O'HARA-Innocent until proven guilty
anonymous

Bronx, NY

#72 May 8, 2009
NYer wrote:
Sean will be dealt with in jail or out of jail and no i am not a vigilante, just part of a group of homeowners who are gonna deal with Sean.
You're gonna deal with Sean? That sounds a lot like being a vigilante to me. And say whatever you want about him...he lives in that house with other people. Other people who haven't been accused of vandelizing property. So anybody who's going over there to mess up his house should be ashamed of themselves. Not only has this kid not been proven guilty, but you're putting the other people in that house, namely his parents, through hell. Last I checked they weren't accused of anything. So why don't you leave his family out of this. How bout you guys let the legal system work this out instead of acting like its your job to be the judge jury and executioner.
knowthefacts

United States

#73 May 8, 2009
levittown resident u are my hero. And ellen, seriously, find another cause please. You're starting to look pathetic, Seans not going to jail and why would gank laugh? He's not responsible for the graf he's been incarcerated since November. And shut up about myspace what kind of weirdo are u? And p.s it's been deleted.

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