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Police Log: Feb. 22 – 28, 2017

Feb. 21

  • Halakkuma Patel of Lawrenceville was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven by Tarra Wilson-Torrise of Jackson. Wilson-Torrise said she was entering the Pleasant Plains and Claremont roads intersection, then stopped for traffic when her car was hit.
  • Sihan Cheng of Somerset was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way after her car collided with a car driven by Steeve Vargas of Somerville. Vargas was driving down Schoolhouse Road when Cheng’s car pulled out of a parking lot. Cheng said she thought she had enough time.

Feb. 22

  • A Martin Street resident told police that he had his 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer warming up out side his home when it was stolen.
  • An Apple iPod valued at $200 and $200 worth of costume jewelry was stolen from a Holland Drive home. Police said the burglar broke the lock on a kitchen window and cut through the screen to get in.
  • An iPhone valued at $600 was stolen from a car parked on Union Street.
  • A car driven on Weston Canal Road by Suzette Troland of Piscataway was rear-ended by a car driven by Robert Feldman of Staten Island while both cars were slowing for a red light.
  • Jose Lopez-Menjivar of Bound Brook was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven on Easton Avenue by Moung Chen of East Brunswick while both cars were slowing for traffic.
  • Jouliana Matta of East Brunswick said she was driving down Easton Avenue when the car in front of hers abruptly changed lanes, and she saw that the car now ahead of hers had stopped. Matta said she could not stop in time to avoid hitting the car, driven by Benjamin Tiede of Basking Ridge. The impact pushed Tiede’s car into the rear of one driven by Elizabeth Zibawa of Somerset, which in turn was pushed into the rear of one driven by William Helper of Parsippany.
  • Sharon Cook-Bigby of Sayreville was cited for careless driving after her car rear-ended one driven on Easton Avenue by Wendy Bonilla of New Brunswick.
  • Sherish Ajmal of North Brunswick was cited for careless driving after her car rear-ended one driven on Franklin Boulevard by Weixing Zong of Belle Mead.
  • Shantel Lee of Somerset was attempting a left turn from Somerset Street into a parking lot when her car collided with one driven by Alterian Howell of Hamilton. Lee was cited for careless driving.

Feb. 23

  • An HP laptop computer valued at $500 and two Nikon cameras valued at $700 were stolen from an unlocked car parked on Franklin Boulevard.
  • A pink wallet valued at $10 was stolen from a DeMott Lane business.
  • A package containing a sweater, book and letter was stolen from an Alerica Lane home’s porch.
  • Kyra Suabedissen, 34, of Piscataway was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia on Douglas Avenue.
  • Leroy Witherspoon of Somerset was cited for improper passing after his car collided with one driven on John F. Kennedy Boulevard by Sabrina Logan, also of Somerset, while Logan was trying to turn left onto Buttonwood Drive.
  • A car driven by Colleen Farry of Fanwood rear-ended one driven on Easton Avenue by Kristen Quinones of Freehold, which was stopped for traffic. The impact pushed Quinones’ car into the rear of one driven by Marilyn Pavlick of Monroe.
  • Niharika Munipalli of Somerset was cited for careless driving after her car rear-ended one driven on Cedar Grove Lane by Pauline Clarke of Somerset.
  • Carol Desch of Stirling was trying to turn left from Weston Canal Road to Route 287 when her car collided with one driven by John Terkowski of South Bound Brook. Desch was cited for careless driving.

Feb. 24

  • Mulch piled behind a Treetops Circle home caught fire and caused minimal damage. The fire was extinguished by the homeowner.
  • Charlene Bing of New Brunswick was cited for careless driving after her car side-swiped a car driven on Easton Avenue by Sadaf Memon of Piscataway.

Feb. 25

  • $160 was stolen from an unlocked car parked on Lincoln Avenue.
  • Irwin Joemah, 45, of Somerset, was charged with DWI on Matilda Avenue.

Feb. 26

  • The side mirrors on a 2015 Mazda were stolen while the car was parked on Stone Leigh Way.
  • An iPhone 6 valued at $650 was stolen from a car parked on Hamilton Street.
  • Clothing valued at $300 and auto accessories valued at $50 were stolen from a car parked on Franklin Boulevard.
  • Benjamin Linton 29, of Irvington was arrested by Elizabeth police on an outstanding township warrant.
  • Someone threw eggs at a car while it was being driven on Timberhill Drive, and then ran away.
  • Someone broke into a car on Hughes Road and rummaged through its contents.

Feb. 27

  • Body wash valued at $30 was stolen from an Easton Avenue store.
  • Headphones valued at $5 and a clock radio valued at $11 were stolen from a Rt. 27 store. Police said a store employee accosted a man who she saw take some items to the back of the store and zip up a green bag. When she asked him what he was doing, the man ran away.
  • Eggs were thrown at a car parked on Timberhill Drive, causing about $300 in damages.
  • Alvin Young, 47, of Somerset, was charged with shoplifting $34.98 worth of items from a Hamilton Street store.
  • An unlocked car parked on Domino Road was entered, but nothing was stolen.

Feb. 28

  • A package containing Nike sneakers valued at $77 was stolen from the porch of a Brookline Avenue home.

 

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