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Police Log: June 9 – June 15, 2014

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Srikanth Raj of Plainsboro was cited for careless driving after he lost control of his car on South Middlebush Road and struck a fence.

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William Davis of Somerset was cited for careless driving after police said he made a left turn onto Route 27, in front of a car driven by louis Gerber-Varga of North Brunswick. Gerber-Varga said he could not avoid the collision.

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Lily Oduro of North Brunswick was backing out of a parking space in a Route 27 parking lot when her car hit a parked auto owned by Anita Perkins, also of North Brunswick.

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A car driven by Dmitriy Apollonsky of East Brunswick was stopped in traffic on Route 27, near Millstone Road, when it was rear-ended by a car driven by Denise Azcona of Somerset.

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Carmencit Arevalo of Franklin Park was cited for careless driving after her car hit a parked car owned by Anakarina Hontanosas of Franklin Park. Police said Arevalo put her car into drive rather than reverse, stepped on the accelerator and drove over a curbed grass median and struck the other car.

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June 10

A 7-year-old Somerset boy sustained minor injuries after he was involved in an accident on Hawthorne Drive. Police said the boy, who was riding a bicycle, darted out of Cooper Avenue in front of a car driven by Christopher Brunson, also of Somerset. The boy hit the front of Brunson’s car, with the impact knocking him onto the car’s hood.

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June 11

Sabrina Estrada of Somerset was cited for careless driving after she was involved in an accident at John F. Kennedy Boulevard and New Brunswick Road. Estrada’s car was making a left turn onto JFK, in front of a car driven by Kelly Nigro of Rockaway. Nigro said she could not avoid the crash.

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Hermise Raju of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended a car driven on New Brunswick Road by Joseph Gesualdi of East Brunswick.

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Paula Horowitz of Titusville was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving rear-ended a car driven on South Middlebush Road by Parul Shah of Princeton.

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Reginald Robinson of Burlington was cited for careless driving after the car he was driving rear-ended a car driven on South Middlebush Road by Sushama Patil of Dayton. Robinson said he “dozed off” before the accident.

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Samira Matar of Kendall Park was slowing her car in traffic on Route 27 when, police said, it was rear-ended by a car driven by Susan Aaron, also of Franklin Park. Aaron said her foot slipped off the brake pedal.

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Thomas Cummings of Somerset was cited for careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, carrying an indistinct license plate and failure to get his car inspected after he was involved in an accident on South Middlebush Road. James Hoyt of Hillsborough told police that Cummings was driving fast behind him, and when Cummings’ car passed his, the two collided. Cummings continued down the road, police said but Hoyt was able to get his license plate number.

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Philip Marrone of Franklin Park was cited for careless driving and failure to exhibit his driving credentials after he was involved in a three-car crash on South Middlebush Road. Marrone told police that as his car approached the red traffic light at Blackwells Mills Road, he looked down at his radio and when he looked up, saw that cars driven by Stephanie Ford of North Brunswick and Naphat Kraithaworn of Franklin Park had stopped. Marrone said he could not stop in time, and his car rear-ended Ford’s, which then rear-ended Kraithaworn’s.

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June 12

Marvin Garcia-Hernandez of Hyattsville, Md. was cited for careless driving after he was involved in an accident with a car driven by Lauren Clabaugh of Plainsborough on Canal Road. POlice said Garcia-Hernandez was driving at a high rate of speed on Canal when his car came upon a stopped car in his lane. Garcia-Hernandez had to swerve to the left to avoid a collision, and in doing so, his car struck Clabaugh’s.

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A car owned by Peter Lombardo of Somerset was parked on Fir Court when it was struck by a car which then left the scene.

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A car driven by Marco Dominguez of Somerset was turning left onto Douglas Avenue from Kathryn Street when it struck a car driven by Celeste Pouncy of East Brunswick. Dominguez told police that Pouncy’s car had passed his, and he thought she was out of range when he turned.

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Cars driven by Dennis Davidoff of SOmerset and John Fairlie of Hillsborough collided on Skillmans Lane. Davidoff told police that Fairlie’s car was tailgating his, so he tapped on his brakes. Fairlie’s car then hit his, Davidoff said, after which Fairlie left the scene. Davidoff was  able to copy Fairlie’s license plate number. When located, Fairlie told police that Davidoff was swerving all over the road, then sped up when Fairlie tried to pass his car. He said Davidoff then hit his brakes for no reason, causing Fairlie to pass him on the left. Fairlie said he did not believe he hit Davidoff’s car.

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Fouad Kamara of Somerset was cited for careless driving and failure to get his car inspected after he was involved in an accident at Amwell Road and Cedar Grove Lane. Kamara told police that he was traveling behind a car driven by Leonard Dennis of Ghanna, Ohio, when his car rear-ended Dennis’.

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June 13

A car driven by Michael Pamula of Flemington Lane was traveling down Route 518 when he lost control of the car on a curve and ran into a ditch.

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June 14

A Stothoff Street resident reported that someone keyed the driver’s side of her 2010 Suzuki the night before.

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June 15

Someone threw a rock through the window of a Lebed Drive home. The damage was valued at about $150.

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