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Police Log: Dec. 22 – 29, 2014

Dec. 22

Suzy Ismail of Somerset told police she was driving down Route 27 when she felt her steering wheel pull to the right. She said she tried to straighten out the wheel, but could not and her car hit the guardrail.

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A car owned by Alon Jackson of Somerset was struck while it was parked on High Street. The other car fled the scene.

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Scott Jurman of East Brunswick was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one stopped on Route 27 driven by David LaRocco of Manville. Jurman said his foot slipped off the brake when he tried to stop.

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Edward McCaffrey of Fair Lawn told police he was trying to pass a car driven on Easton Avenue by Nana Kanadu of Joliet, Il. when his car sideswiped Kanadu’s.

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Someone backed into a parked car owned by Avnesh Arora of Jersey City in a Route 27 parking lot, then fled the scene.

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Dec. 23

A car driven by Charles Gougeon of Hopelawn backed into one driven by Raymond Quabeck of New Brunswick in a Hamilton Street parking lot.

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Sarah Doran of Simsbury, Ct. told police that she tried to stop on Landing Lane, but her car slid on the wet road and rear-emdned one driven by Dauda Jah of Sayreville.

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Dec. 25

The exterior of a Medici Drive home was damaged by fire when the decorations on a small artificial Christmas tree ignited. Police said the cause was probably an electrical cord, used for the tree’s lights, sparked while sitting in a pool of water in the tree’s pot. A neighbor doused the fire using their personal fire extinguisher, police said. The fire damaged some siding and a rock wall, police said.

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Dec. 27

Two tires on a 2009 Nissan Maxima owned by a Somerset Street resident were punctured. The tries were valued at $380.

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Someone threw a Hennessy bottle through the windshield of a 2008 Mercedes Benz C30 owned by a Ray Street resident. The damage was valued at $3,000.

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An Old Georgetown Road resident reported that someone smashed their mailbox and post. Damage was valued at $150.

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Dec. 28

Another Old Georgetown Road resident reported that his mailbox was damaged sometime during the previous week.

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Someone threw a rock through the kitchen window of a Plymouth Place resident. The damage was valued at $100.

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Dec. 29

A Bayard Road home suffered smoke damage and some structural damage after a dryer caught fire. Responding police fought the fire until the Elizabeth Avenue Fire Department arrived and extinguished it.

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