Police Log: July 25 – July 30, 2014

July 25

Cars driven by Jacquelin Perrine of Kendall Park and Emma Singh of Monmouth Junction collided while they were both backing out of parking spaces in the Route 27 Stop n Shop lot.

July 26

A car driven by Devang Marfatia of Warrington, Pa. was turning right from Cedar Grove Lane into the Jain Center’s parking lot when it was hit by a car driven by Sandra Humphrey of Monmouth Junction. Humphrey said she thought Marfatia was turning left, so she tried to pass on the right.


Alison Nirdlinger of Edison was backing her car out of a Lebed Drive driveway when it struck a parked car owned by Thelma Nyandibo of Sayreville.


Breidy Taveras of New Brunswick was driving his taxicab down Matilda Avenue when, he told police, it suddenly jerked to the right and struck parked cars owned by Yadira Cordonesdiaz-Dero of and Christine Wilson, both of Somerset. Police said it appeared as though something broke in the right front suspension.

July 27

Alberto Serano of Franklin Park was cited for careless driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and failure to exhibit documents after his car backed into a parked car, owned by Sreenivas Koonadi of Monmouth Junction, in the Valero fast station on Route 27. Serano said his brakes gave out.


Ying Duan Chen of West Palm Beach, Fl. told police he was driving down Route 27 when something fell in his car and he took his eyes off the road briefly, which prevented him from seeing that the car ahead of his, driven by Robert Bonagura of Kendall Park, was slowing down. Chen’s car rear-ended Bonagura’s.


Barbara Fehring of Avenel was just starting her car from a stop light at Cedar Grove Lane and New Brunswick Avenue when it was rear-ended by a car driven by Rachel Levin of Bridgewater. Levin told police she mis-judged the braking distance between her car and Fehring’s.

July 28

Felicia Gass of Piscataway was turning her car from Easton Avenue into a parking lot when it was rear-ended by a car driven by Bryan VanCleve of Highland Park. VanCleve said he did not see Gass’s car turning.


Qun Zhang of Somerset was driving down Easton Avenue when he slowed to allow another car into his lane. Zhang’s car was then rear-ended by a car driven by Arnold Wittenberg of Pomona, NY.


A car owned by Sylvanus Enworom of Somerset was struck while it was parked on Appleman Road. The other driver left the scene, police said.


Frederick Turner of Lumberton was backing a truck up on Hamilton Street when it struck a low-hanging cable wire, police said.


Julie Lipman of South River told police that her foot slipped off her car’s brake as she was slowing on Amwell Road, causing her car to rear-end one driven by Hueihsin Shiau of Hillsborough.

July 29

Maria Rodriguez of New Brunswick told police that sun glare prevented her from seeing that a car driven ahead of hers, by Yinhua Chou of Gaithersbur, Md., was stopped before she could avoid rear-ending it.


John Casale of Somerset was backing his car in a Hamilton Street parking lot when it collided with a sparked car owned by Odile Guillaume of Somerset. Police said Guillaume’s car was illegally parked.


Wen Zhang of Princeton was cited for careless driving after her car collided with one driven by William Marquardt of Hamilton on Amwell Road. Marquardt was attempting a right turn into a gas station when his car was struck by Zhang’s.


Nicholas Santos of Kendall Park told police that he was attempting to stop o Route 27 when, he said, his brake pedal did not work. His car rear-ended one driven by Ricki Lobo of Franklin Park. Police said Santos has a brake pedal adapter to help with braking, so it was not clear if the brake pedal or the adapter failed.

July 30

Someone stole about $10 worth of books from a car owned by a John F. Kennedy Boulevard resident. Police said the resident said the books were in a beach bag and she noticed that morning that her car’s rear window had been smashed in. She estimated the damage at $400.


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