Police Log: June 4 – June 8, 2014

Police shieldJune 4

Lawrence Stackhouse of Green Brook was cited for failing to ride his bicycle on the road after he was hit by a car turning from Easton to Girard avenues. Chirag Patel of Flanders told police that he was making the turn when “all of a sudden” Stackhouse was in the intersection. Stackhouse initially said he was not hurt, but later rode himself to St. Peter’s University Hospital, complaining of back pain.


Melissa Jalloh of North Brunswick was cited for failure to yield after her car was involved in a collision in an Atrium Drive parking lot with a car driven by Megha Patel of Piscataway. Jalloh said she was backing out of a space when Patel’s car swerved into hers. Patel said she was driving through the lot when Jalloh’s car backed into hers.


Cars driven by Jasvinder Dhatt of Kendall park and Francis Chmiel of Princeton collided on South Middlebush Road. Dhatt was making a left turn into a shopping center parking lot when the two collided.


Shino John of Somerset was driving through the intersection of Easton and Willow avenues when a deer ran in front of his car and hit it.


June 6

Someone threw a rock through a window at a West Point Avenue home, causing about $200 in damages, police said.


Alfred Blackwood II of Somerset was cited for careless driving after he was involved in an accident on Cedar Grove Lane. Blackwood was making a left turn onto Pierce Street when his car seas struck by one driven by Christopher Stange of Bernardsville. Blackwood said the light was yellow and he assumed Stange was stopping. Stange said the light was green, and that Blackwood was looking at his passenger die floor as he was making the turn.


June 7

Rafa Wells, 23, of Somerset was charged with shoplifting after police said he was seen trying to leave a Hamilton Street store without paying for a bottle of vitamin water. Police said Wells was seen placing the water in his pants pocket and attempting to leave the store. He was booked and released on his own recognizance.


June 8

A woman told police that her iPhone 4S was stolen while she was talking to some people at a Davidson Avenue hotel. The woman said the phone, which was valued at $100, was on a curb about 10 feet away from her when it was stolen.


A bicycle and two longboards – valued at $175 – were stolen from a Ulysses Road car port. The bike was spray-painted black, and the longbords were black and either yellow or tan, police said.


Someone rifled through two cars owned by a Foxwood Drive couple, making off with about $2 in change, police said.


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