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Police Log: Oct. 16, 2013

Karthikey Palamalai of Dayton was cited Oct. 16 for careless driving after the car he was driving rear-ended one driven by Karen Pecorella of Somerset on Elizabeth Avenue. Palamalai told police his foot slipped off the brake pedal. § Sadie Porowski of North Plainfield was cited for careless driving Oct. 16 after the car she […]

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Police: Power Tools Stolen From Business

More than $800 worth of power tools were stolen from a Cedar Grove Lane landscaping company sometime over the past week, police said. Cedar Hill Landscaping’s John Jahno told police that a weed whacker and two attachments – a pole saw and a hedge trimmer – were stolen from the business. Jahno told police he […]

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Police Log: Oct. 15, 2013

William Anderson of Bound Brook was cited Oct. 15 for careless driving after he backed his car into a parked car, owned by Ruth Walkoviak of Manville, at Mandell’s Plaza on Cedar Grove Lane. § Jacquelin Stone of Kingston was cited for careless driving Oct. 15 after her car struck a car driven by Dawn […]

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Police Log: Oct. 14, 2013

Cars driven by Gregory Oman of Hillsborough and Clara Santana of Somerset collided Oct. 14 on Hamilton Street, near Franklin Boulevard. Oman told police that Santana signaled she was turning left, so he tried to pass her on the right when her car made a right turn into his. Santana initially told police that she […]

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Police: Cell Phone Stolen En Route to Purchaser

A cell phone worth $250 was stolen from a Hempstead Drive man while it was en route to his home last week, police said. Muhammed Anifowoshe told police that he’d bought an HTC Droid phone online, which was supposed to be delivered to his home by the U.S. Postal Service. Anifowoshe said that he used […]

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Police Log: Oct. 11 – 12, 2013

Gemma DiGlorio of Princeton told police Oct. 11 that she was driving north on South Middlebush Road and realized too late that traffic had stopped. Her car rear-ended one driven by Donna Scharnikow of Somerset, which was stopped in traffic. The impact forced Scharnikow’s car into one driven by Sarita Seelam of Plainsboro. § Ruth […]

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Police: Princeton Man Commits Suicide Near Griggstown Causeway

A 48-year-old Princeton resident killed himself Oct. 7 near the Griggstown Causeway, police said. The man shot himself in the chest, police said. Township police received a 9-1-1 call at about 3:59 p.m. reporting a “disturbed, possibly suicidal male” in the area, police said. When township police arrived at the scene, they found Montgomery police […]

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Police Log: Oct. 4 – Oct. 5, 2013

Jerry DeSarno of North Brunswick was cited Oct. 4 for failure to yield to oncoming traffic after his car was involved in an accident on Veronica Avenue with one driven by Myra Marante of Somerset. Marante said she was traveling down Veronica when DeSarno’s car turned in front of hers. § Ibrahim Bangura of Somerset […]

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Police: Attempted Break-In of Poe Avenue Home May Be Caught on Video

A Poe Avenue resident may have videotaped a man who allegedly tried to break into her neighbor’s house, police said. The potential victim was on vacation on Oct. 1 when the incident occurred, police said. Jay Fillmore told police on Oct. 5 that he returned home from vacation to find that someone tried to break […]

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‘Cash for Gold’ Sting Results in Civil, Criminal Charges

‘Cash for Gold’ Sting Results in Civil, Criminal Charges

A Somerset jewelry store faces more than $219,000 in civil fines and another township store owner faces criminal charges following a joint law enforcement sting operation on Somerset County jewelry stores. Venus Jewelers, Rutgers Plaza, was hit with 439 municipal court violations for allegedly failing to abide by the state’s cash-for-gold consumer protection laws, according […]

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