Police Log: Feb. 2 – Feb. 7, 2017

Feb. 2

  • Someone broke into a cafe on Executive Drive and stole $1,800 from a locked refrigerator.
  • Someone reported that a package containing a computer fan valued at $13 was stolen Jan. 24 from the porch of their William Street home.
  • A person stole $1,199 worth of Mucinex, Advil and Motrin and reusable bags valued at $2 from an Easton Avenue store.
  • Jonathan Donaldson, 24, of New Brunswick was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
  • Peter Janssen of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one on Hamilton Street driven by Richard Salzberg of Flemington. Janssen told police that he was making a left turn onto Veronica Avenue when the traffic light was amber or red. Salzberg said Janssen’s car turned in front of his, leaving him nowhere to go to avoid an accident.
  • Donald Wiley of Pennington was cited for careless driving and driving with an expired inspection sticker after his car rear-ended one driven by Tong Wu of East Brunswick. Wu was stopped on Route 27 when Wiley’s car hit hers. Wu was cited for driving with an expired license.

Feb. 3

  • A package containing office equipment valued at $722 was stolen from the porch of a Village Drive home.
  • Police said a Staten Island, NY woman stole $432 worth of medication from Kmart on Easton Avenue.
  • Grover Blair, 40, of New Brunswick was arrested at the Middlesex County Jail, North Brunswick, on an outstanding warrant.
  • Alexandra M. Briggs of Somerset was cited for careless driving after her car collided with one on Cottontail Lane driven by Nicholas Penneti of Morristown. Penneti said Briggs’ car pulled out right in front of his. Briggs said she did not see the other car while turning onto Cottontail.
  • Cars driven by Judith Muldoon of Union and Susan McCarthy of Somerset collided on Amwell Road. McCarthy said she was turning from Amwell into Resta’s gas station when her car was struck by Muldoon’s which was traveling in the shoulder. Muldoon said she was in the turning lane when McCarthy’s car pulled in front of hers. A witness said Muldoon was driving on the shoulder.
  • A car driven by Jessica Herrera of Union rear-ended a car driven on Easton Avenue by Suhail Munoz of Somerset. Herrera said Munoz’s car stopped suddenly, and she could not avoid the accident.
  • Shanaz Sial of Albany, NY was cited for careless driving after her car rear-ended one driven on Easton Avenue by Shreya Iyer of Edison. Sial said she looked back at her child and did not see that Iyer’s car had stopped.
  • Frank Veglatte of North Plainfield was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one on John F. Kennedy Boulevard driven by Gustavo Contreras of Flanders. Contreras said Veglatte’s car changed lanes and hit his.
  • A “Walk/Don’t Walk” traffic sign and pole were knocked down by a tractor-trailer driven by David Duvall of Atkins, Ar. Duvall said his truck hit the pole as he was turning from Franklin Boulevard to Somerset Street.
  • Jessica Milton of Fords was cited for careless driving after she was involved in a three-vehicle accident at Weston Canal Road and Cottontail Lane. Milton said her car entered the intersection on Weston Canal when she saw the traffic light change, so she veered into the left lane. That’s where her car hit a PSE&G truck driven by Ronald Metzel of Princeton. The impact forced Milton’s car into one in the right lane, driven by Anna Kruk of Woodbridge.

Feb. 4

  • All four tires on a car parked on North Dover Avenue were stolen, and the car was left on rocks. Also, someone scratched an obscenity on the car’s hood.

Feb. 5

  • An American Express gift card valued at $200, $98 in cash, a Kate Spade purse valued at $20 and personal papers were stolen from a car parked on Twelfth Street.
  • Clifton Smith, 39, of the Ocean Grove section of Neptune, was arrested in Neptune on an outstanding warrant.

Feb. 6

  • The windshield on a 2010 Ford Econoline truck was damaged. The damage was valued at $800.
  • Someone stole a Nike gym bag containing $200 from an unlocked car parked on Girard Avenue.
  • Louis Ord, 27, of Somerset was arrested for driving while intoxicated at Arlington and Easton avenues.

Feb. 7

  • A Garmin GPS valued at $200, a pair of Coach sunglasses valued at $200, a pair of Clarke shoes valued at $100, and two gift cards valued at $30 each were stolen from a car parked on Davidson Avenue.


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