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Police Log: Sept. 25, 2013

Balbina Pelaee-Rivero of Somerset was driving her car on Millstone Road Sept. 25 when it was hit by a car driven by Theresa DeGuzman, also of Somerset, as it was pulling out of a parking lot. DeGuzman told police the sun got in her eyes, and she did not see the other car. Pelaee-Rivero was […]

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Police: Construction Truck Taken on Joy Ride at Job Site

Someone took a construction vehicle for a joy ride last weekend at a construction site at School House and Randolph roads, police said. Police said employees of Renda Roads told them that a 1978 Caterpillar grader had been driven around the job site sometime between the early evening of Sept. 21 and early morning of […]

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Police Log: Sept. 23 – 24, 2013

Tyrone Daniels of East Orange told police Sept. 23 that his car was hit the night before while parked on Berry Street. Police said they could find no witnesses. § Hector Rivera of New Brunswick told police on Sept. 23 that he was making a left turn from Franklin Boulevard to Baier Avenue, talking on […]

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Seizure Leads to Arrest of Manville Man Wanted by Police in Two States

An effort by police to look up an injured man’s address so his bicycle could be returned to him ended up with the man in handcuffs, police said. Derek Ray, 26, of Manville was charged Sept. 24 with being a fugitive from justice after police discovered that he was wanted in Virginia and Tennessee. It […]

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Police Log: Sept. 20-22, 2013

Victor P. Battagliotti of Kendall Park told police Sept. 20 that he was driving south on Route 27, near Andover Road, when the sun blinded him and his car crashed into the rear of one driven by Manoj Kumar of North Brunswick. Kumar’s car was stopped in traffic at the time. § Police said Thomas […]

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Somerset Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant After Car Accident

A Somerset man had a double dose of bad luck on Sept. 20 when he was involved in a car accident and was later arrested on an outstanding warrant from Piscataway. Police said Blair A. Wilson, 40, was driving down Girard Avenue when his car struck one driven by Eloise Jacobs, also of Somerset. Jacobs […]

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Somerset Man Arrested for Shoplifting Nearly $300 From K-Mart

A Somerset man wanted in two other towns was arrested Sept. 20 after police said he was seen trying to leave K-Mart on Easton Avenue with nearly $300 in merchandise. John Highland, 46, was allegedly seen by a store security guard putting $196 worth of Red Bull energy drinks and $98 in miscellaneous clothing items […]

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Surveillance Video Leads to Arrest of Alleged Jewelry Thief

A Somerset man faces theft and criminal mischief charges for allegedly stealing jewelry worth more than $6,000 at a Cedar Brook Drive home. Archie Ashley, 26, was arrested after he was seen on surveillance tapes removing items from the home, according to an affidavit filed in Superior Court, Somerville by Franklin Det. Kenneth Daly. Daly […]

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Thefts, Drugs Lead to Indictments

A Somerset County Grand Jury returned indictments against several township residents on Sept. 19. Oliver Fields, 43, of Somerset was indicted on charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities allege that between April 10, 2013 and July 5, 2013, Fields possessed “film and/or a computer program” depicting a child in prohibited sexual acts. […]

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Car Burglar Nets More Than $300 in Goods, Cash

More than $300 in cash and items was stolen from a car owned by Sheliza Bacchus of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Somerset. Bacchus told police that she discovered the burglary at about 8:44 a.m. Sept. 19. Police said Bacchus told them she did not lock the car. Stolen was an iPod Touch valued at $150, […]

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