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Police Log: Dec. 1 – 16, 2014

Dec. 1

Dorothy Wright of North Brunswick was cited for careless driving and failure to observe traffic lanes after her car was involved in an accident on Clyde Road with a car driven by Joyce Roach of Somerset. Police said Wright’s car crossed over the center line.

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Norman Vail of Woodstown was cited for careless driving and failure to observe a red light after the car he was driving collided on Hamilton Street with a car driven by William Buckley of Somerset. Police said Vail went through a red light at the Clyde Road intersection when his car hit Buckley’s which was crossing Hamilton.

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Someone hit a parked car on Spencer Street, owned by Jason Didonna of Spencer Street.

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Lori Weil of Hillsborough and Mary Mburu of Somerset were backing their cars out of parking spaces in an Easton Avenue parking lot when they collided. Police said both drivers were at fault.

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Robyn Hamblin of New Brunswick was backing her car out of a parking space in a Veronica Avenue lot when her car struck one driven by Patricia Piazza of Somerset. Hamblin said she did not see Piazza’s car.

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A car driven by Richard Sierzega of South Plainfield rear-ended one driven on Cedar Grove Lane by Ankit Patel of Dayton. Patel’s car was stopped for a red light.

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Jaclyn Johnson of Lakehurst was backing her car out of a parking space on Easton Avenue when it struck a parked car owned by Lori Weil of Hillsborough.

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Kevin Yates of New Brunswick was driving down Route 27 when he saw that the car ahead of his, driven by Robert Green of North Brunswick, had stopped. Yates tried to veer to avoid an accident, but his car rear-ended Green’s. The impact pushed Green’s car into one driven by Vinita Pradhan of North Brunswick.

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A car driven by Thomas Walsh of Somerset was making a left turn from Somerset Street to Franklin Boulevard when it was struck by a car that passed another on Somerset Street. The second car fled the scene.

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Oluwatosi Ogunsola of Sayreville was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving collided with one driven by Matthew Sniscak of Neshanic Station. Police said Ogunsola improperly turned left from Easton Avenue to Franklin Boulevard when her car hit Sniscak’s.

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Dec. 2

Nicole Elik of Somerset was cited for careless driving and Victor Flores of Somerset was cited for being an unlicensed driver after they collided on Amwell Road. Police said Elik tried to drive around Flores’ car while they were stopped in traffic in the left lane. Elik’s car struck one in the right lane, driven by Marcos Martins of Newark, then struck Flores’ car.

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Ismael Rodriguez-Lopez of Annapolis, Md. was cited for careless driving, being an unlicensed driver and driving with expired touring privileges after the car he was driving rear-ended a car driven on Amwell Road by Christopher Koprowski of Hillsborough.

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Edythe Schmidt of Somerset was driving on Elizabeth Avenue when a deer ran into her car.

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Abiodun Ajilowura of Markham, Il. was cited for careless driving, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, and driving on the New Jersey and Illinois suspended lists. Ajilowura said his car backed into a parked car owned by Eileen Flahive of Somerset while it was parked on DeMott Lane.

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Jayne Weiss of Dayton was stopped in traffic on Route 27 and Vliet Road when her car was rear-ended by one driven by Sangita Patel of Iselin. Patel said the light turned green, so she started to move forward when her car struck Weiss’. Patel was cited for careless driving and failure to exhibit driving credentials.

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Dec. 3

Corey Thomas of Easthampton was driving down Somerset Street when his car was struck by another car turning from Millstone Road. The other driver fled the scene.

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Jose Gardillo-Castillo of New Brunswick was cited for careless driving and being an unlicensed driver after the car he was driving collided with one driven on Bennetts Lane by Timothy Mentzel of North Brunswick. Mentzel said Gardillo-Castillo’s car pulled out of a driveway in front of his.

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Florence Boese of North Brunswick was driving down Route 27 when, she told police, traffic suddenly stopped and her car rear-ended one driven by Isha Kamara of Franklin Park. The impact pushed Kamara’s car into one driven by Antoinett Tauk-Smith of Franklin Park.

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A car driven by Josephine Hollis of New Brunswick was entering the intersection of Amwell and South Middlebush roads when it collided with a car driven by Gandhi Rajakumar of Plainsboro which was turning left from Amwell.

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Rebecca Figueroa of Edison was turning out of the Shell station at Amwell and Cedar Grove Lane when her car collided with one driven by Nicole Davis of Hillsborough. Davis said Figueroa’s car pulled out in front of hers and she could not avoid the accident.

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A car owned by Xiaqing Yang of Piscataway was struck while it was parked on Appleman Road. The other driver left the scene.

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Christ Grzybowski of Monmouth Junction was driving down Jacques Lane when the rear axle on his car fell off, forcing his car off the road.

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Dec. 4

A car driven by Carolyn Barrow of Plainfield was stopped for a school bus on DeMott Lane when it was rear-ended by a car driven by Shanique Ffriend of Somerset.

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A car driven by Linda Balogh of Somerset was merging into the left lane on Cedar Grove Lane when it sideswiped a car driven by Manuel Martinez of Somerset.

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A car driven by Debora Morales of Monmouth Junction was turning left into a supermarket on Veronica Lane when it was struck by a car driven by Sannella Barnes of Somerset.

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Christine Reilly of Whitehouse Station was driving on Cedar Grove Lane when she looked down at some paperwork, and her car rear-ended one driven by Daniel Rizk of North Brunswick.

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Walter Folek of Basking Ridge was stopped on South Middlebush Road, waiting to clear traffic, when his car was backed into by a truck driven by Jeffrey Bailey of Ringwood.

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Najeeb Hakimi of Edison was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one driven by Linda Snyder of Somerset at Hamilton Street and Matilda Avenue. Snyder said she was crossing the intersection on Hamilton Street when Hakimi’s car blew the red light and hit hers.

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Frank Piechota of Hillsborough was cited for failure to exhibit driving credentials after his car rear-ended one driven by Timothy Thompson of Plainsboro.

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Dec. 5

Cars driven on Amwell Road by David Rodgers and Sandra Hayes-Licitra, both of Somerset, collided when Hayes-Licitra’s car made a left turn into Resta’s Car Care lot. Rodgers’ car was driven in the shoulder at the time, police said.

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Cars driven by Neha Sahani and Massa Tucker, both of Somerset, collided when Sahani tried to turn left from Hamilton Street to John F. Kennedy Boulevard in front of Tucker’s car.

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A car driven by Ruby Roberts of Piscataway was turning left onto Easton Avenue when it was struck by a car driven by Kirt Cole of Brooklyn, NC. Roberts’ car spun, then struck a car driven by Sampada Shaha of East Brunswick.

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A car driven by Ponnusamy Elango of Somerset rear-ended one driven on Amwell Road by Charlene Griffinjordan of Somerset. Elango said he was turned around, talking to his daughter, and when he turned around he saw the car ahead of his had stopped.

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Dec. 6

A car driven by Carol Dixon-Charles of Somerset was rear-ended by one driven by Joanne Hayes of Linden while it was stopped in traffic on New Brunswick Road.

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Karen Hamnett of North Brunswick was cited for careless driving and Joseph Smith III of South Bound Brook was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle after the two were involved in an accident on Easton Avenue. Smith’s car rear-ended Hamnett’s.

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Dec. 8

A car owned by Guy Blaylock of Somerset was sideswiped while it was parked on Royal Court.

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Richard Koyongian of Seattle, Wa. was pulling his car into a Franklin Boulevard parking lot when his car was sideswiped. The other car left the scene.

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Dec. 9

Jean Erazo-Crespo of Hamilton told police that he did not see a light pole in a Cottontail Lane parking lot before he drove into it.

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Dec. 10

Someone stole a yellow 2004 Caterpillar 420 backhoe from a construction site at Rts. 27 and 518. The backhoe was valued at $30,000. Later that day, the backhoe was discovered in a wooded area off Ridge Road in South Brunswick by the South Brunswick police.

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An XM satellite radio valued at $250 was stolen from a car owned by a Sherman Circle resident. The victim said he left his car unlocked in his driveway overnight.

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A pair of Oakley black polarized sunglasses valued at $200 and a power inverter valued at $75 were stolen from an unlocked car parked on Summerall Road.

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A Delmonico Avenue resident reported that someone entered her 2005 Nissan while it was parked in her driveway and stole one pair of black Uggs boots valued at $100, a car charger valued at $20, a yellow lunch bag valued at $25 and $2 in cash. The victim said she was sure the car was locked, but police said there was no sign of forced entry.

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Someone stole about $1,000 worth of copper piping from the basement of a Kossuth Street home.

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An Irvington Avenue resident told police that someone stole a package from his house. The package was valued at $250.

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A Pin Oak Lane resident told police that someone entered her unlocked 2000 Toyota Sienna and threw things around in the cabin. Police said nothing appeared to have been stolen.

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Louise Mack of Piscataway was cited for careless driving and Daniel Plimpton of Silver Springs, Md., was cited for driving an uninsured vehicle after the two collided on Amwell Road. Police said Mack did not stop for a stop sign on Susan Drive.

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Dec. 11

Oswaldo Martinez-Gonzalez of Easton, Pa. was cited for careless driving and driving without a license after his car rear-ended one driven on Cottontail Lane by Peter Basil of Bergenfield.

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Carlos Azcona of North Brunswick was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven on Somerset Street by Edward Smith of New Brunswick.

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Anthony Matthews of Somerset was driving down South Middlebush Road when he fell asleep at the wheel. His car left the road and struck a concrete bridge. The impact flipped the car over.

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A car driven by Kamaldeep Grewal of Franklin Park rear-ended a car driven by Sarah Augustin of North Brunswick on Route 27. The impact pushed Augustin’s car into one driven by Ushaa Gopalakrishnan of Somerset.

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A car driven by Christopher Garrett of Franklin Park was traveling down Route 27 when a car driven by Rhonda Henry of North Brunswick turned in front of his car and the two collided. Henry said she did not realize Garrett’s car was that close to hers. Henry was cited for driving while on the suspended list, driving without a license, careless driving, making an improper turn and failure to exhibit an insurance card.

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Dec. 13

Someone keyed the trunk of a 2014 Nissan owned by a Lindsey Court resident. The damage was valued at $1,000.

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A Landry Road resident reported that someone caused $300 worth of damage to their 2007 Honda Civic.

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Raven Thompson of Somerset was driving down Dayton Avenue when she pulled down the sun visor to block the sun and crashed into a parked car owned by Dominion Enterprises of Virginia. The impact pushed that car into one owned by Kelly Bernhardt of Somerset. That car was pushed into one owned by Donald Bernhardt of North Brunswick.

Dec. 14

A John F. Kennedy Boulevard resident reported that three separate packages delivered to her home had been stolen between Nov. 14 and Dec. 6. The packages, which contained cosmetics, were valued at $238.

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Dec. 15

Andre Raimondi of Somerset was cited for careless driving after he hit a light pole while making a left turn from Cedar Grove Lane onto Weston Road.

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Dec. 16

The windshield on a 2014 Toyota Rav 4 owned by a Ralph Street resident sustained about $300 worth of damage when it was hit by something.

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