Police Log: June 2 – June 9, 2015

June 2

Fredy Lopez Melo of Plainfield was cited for driving without a license after the car he was driving ran off Canal Road, into a ditch and overturned. Lopez Melo said he overcorrected when he felt his ties leaving the road.


Kelvis Frias of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one on Route 27 driven by Jonathan Gates of Middlesex. Frias said he looked away from the road right before the collision.

June 3

The six caches at the Geocaching trail at the Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve were stolen sometime between April 27 and June 1. The caches were valued at $25 each.


A car driven by Anelia Bolongon of Somerset was struck in the rear on Cedar Grove Lane by an auto driven by Nathaniel White of Piscataway. White said that the light was green, but by the time he realized that traffic had stopped, it was too late to avoid the accident. White was cited for driving with an obstructed view.

June 4

A car driven by Blanche Paul of Belle Mead was stopped in traffic on Route 27 when it was struck in the rear by a car driven by Staci Daniels of New Brunswick.


Joseph Keston of New Brunswick was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one driven on Route 27 by Kenneth Foster of Somerset. Foster said Keston’s car “came out of nowhere” when the accident occurred. Keston said he did not see Foster’s car.


Rafaela Pelaez-Ramirez of New Brunswick was cited for careless driving after her car collided with one driven by Maria Cortez of Somerset at Somerset Street and Oak Place. Pelaez-Ramirez said she was making a left turn from Oak to Somerset and did not see Cortez’s car.


Nicole Pierre of Somerset was cited for careless driving after her car collided with one on Franklin Boulevard driven by Andres Hernandez-Tejada of New Brunswick. Hernandez-Tejada said he was traveling on Franklin when Pierre’s car cut in front of his while making a turn.

June 5

Rashiene Rochester of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one driven by Jean Schelling of Manville. Schelling told police that Rochester’s car went through a stop sign at Shevchenko Avenue and Hamilton Street, and that she could not avoid the collision. Schelling’s car then hit a street sign and a fence.

June 6

Someone cut a tire stem off of a tire on a 2006 Chrysler 300 owned by a Claremont Road resident.


Joshua Taylor of Monmouth Junction was cited for careless driving and failure to yield after his car was involved in accident with a car driven by Oreoluwa Liyele of Somerset. Police said Taylor’s car pulled out of Fuller Street, onto Millstone Road, directly in front of Liyele’s.

June 8

Someone threw a rock through a window of a Rue Chagall home.

June 9

A 2007 Toyota Rav 4, valued at $7,000, was stolen from the driveway of a Winchester Way home. The owner said the car was locked.


A 2012 Acura TSX worth $20,000 was stolen from an Almond Drive resident. The car was parked in front of her home.


Two iPods valued at $150 were stolen from a car owned by a Nottingham Way resident. The car was unlocked.


Prescription glasses valued at $1,500 were stolen from a car parked on Picadilly place. The car was not locked.


An Almond Drive resident said that someone stole a fur collar for a jacket from her unlocked car.


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