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Police Log: July 5 – 7, 2014

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Derrick Anderson of Yardville was cited for careless driving after his car ran off Mettlars Road and hit a utility pole. Anderson told police that all he remembered was taking his eyes off the road to scratch his leg, and all of a sudden, his car was heading off the road. The car flipped over twice after the impact, police said.

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Jose Lopez of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car backed into a parked car owned by Sandra Johnson-Spruill of Somerset. The cars were in a Hamilton Street parking lot.

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Syed Hasan of Somerset was backing his car out of a Margaret Drive driveway when it struck a parked car.

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Julie Kozo of East Brunswick told police that she did not stop in enough time to avoid her car rear-ending one on Easton Avenue, driven by Robert Bianco of Hillsborough. Bianco’s car was stopped at the red light near Cedar Grove Lane.

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July 7

A 2004 Toyota Camry owned by an Ari Drive resident was ransacked overnight between July 6 and 7. The owner told police that she did not lock the car.

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More than $300 worth of electronic equipment was stolen from a car owned by a Sapphire Lane resident. Stolen from the 2012 Nissan Altima were two Garmin Nuvi GPS units valued at $150 each and an Apple iPhone 5 charge, valued at $15.

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A 59-year-old Somerset man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting a $12.99 bottle of vodka from the Scarlet Knight Check Cash store on Hamilton Street. When police arrived, an employee was standing outside the store, pointing down the street. The employee told police that a person wearing a red shirt, red shorts and a black hat stole the liquor. Police said Michael hardy was found on Battle Place with a bottle of vodka. He was charged with shoplifting and later released on his own recognizance.

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An employee of Stop and Shop, Easton Avenue, reported that his 2014 BMW scooter had been stolen from its parking space on the side of the supermarket building. The employee said he parked it at the start of his shift at 4 p.m. The gray, black and white scooter was gone when he returned to it at 9:10 p.m., he said. No value was given.

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Claire Dundon of Somerset was cited for careless driving after her car rear-ended one driven on Easton Avenue by Anthony Persaud of Somerset. Dundon said she had just looked down for a second and when she looked up again, it was too late to avoid the accident.

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Patricia Caravello of South Plainfield was cited for careless driving after a three-car accident on Easton Avenue, near Cedar Grove Lane. Police said a car driven by Anneliese Oehlberg of Basking Ridge was stopped at the traffic light, and a car driven behind hers, by Jeoung You of Far Hills, was stopping, when You’s car was rear-ended by Caravello’s. The impact pushed You’s car into the rear of Oehlberg’s.

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