Police Log: March 28 – April 4, 2017
- Kyle Zeigler of Hillsborough was cited for careless driving after police said he lost control of his car on Weston Canal Road and hit a utility pole.
- Syed Hussain of Princeton said he was looking down in his car when it collided with one on South Middlebush Road, driven by Mehul Barot of Somerset, as Barot was making a left turn onto Cortelyous Lane.
- Gurdy Sanghera of Kendall Park was cited for careless driving and failure to yield the right-of-way after the car he was driving collided with one on Route 27, driven by Brigette Jeffries of Milltown. Sanghera was turning out of a driveway at the time.
- Esmeralda Aranda of Somerset told police that she was backing up on Route 27, to make room for a tractor-trailer turning on the road from How Lane, when she hit the car behind hers, driven by Oannya Dowdell-Ceasar of Highland Park. Aranda said she then made a right turn onto Veronica Avenue to find a place to pull over. Police said Dowdell-Ceasar had to follow Aranda to get her to pull over, so Aranda was cited for leaving the scene of an accident.
- Cong Zhang of South Plainfield was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended a car driven on Easton Avenue by Chinque Hutchinson of Somerset.
- Mack Wilson of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one driven by Thomas Johnston of Bridgewater at Easton and Castleton avenues. Wilson was turning left onto Easton when the collision occurred.
- Someone stole a 2011 Jaguar XF from a Clover Hills Drive driveway.
- Two women walked out of an Easton Avenue store without paying for $49 worth of Huggies diapers.
- Mark Diana of Somerset was cited for careless driving after the car he was driving turned in front of a car driven on Elizabeth Avenue by Stephen Inasu of Somerset, and they collided. Diana said he thought he had the green arrow to turn.
- David Straut of Somerville was driving down Canal Road when, he told police, he reached down to retrieve a carrot he had dropped, lost control of his car and hit a reflective post and the bridge parapet.
- James Hadzimichalis of Edison was cited for careless driving after his car collided with a school bus on Franklin Boulevard, driven by Jose Maleck-Disla of Somerset. Hadzimichalis’ car was passing Maleck-Disma’s on the right as the latter was making a right turn. Hadzimichalis said Maleck-Disla had his left-turn blinker on.
- Someone broke a window on a 2016 Nissan Versa parked on Coventry Lane.
- A Rue Chagall resident said someone threw a rock at one of her windows.
- Rinku Singh of Somerset was cited for careless driving after her car rear-ended one on Easton Avenue, driven by Francien Williams, also of Somerset.
- Diane Blaszka of Flemington was cited for careless driving after her car rear-ended a car driven on Easton Avenue by Krysta Voreas of Colonia. The impact pushed Voreas’ car into the rear of one driven by Husaain Qurashi of Kendall Park.
- Jeffrey Diaz of Flemington was cited for careless driving after his car collided on Easton Avenue with one driven by Craig Stephens of Somerset. Diaz was making a left turn from Easton to Oakland Avenue at the time of the accident.
- Joseph Kohut of Princeton was driving down Canal Road when his car collided with a trailer being pulled by a car driven by Vincente Ponsoda of Hoboken. Ponsoda was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle, and Kohut was cited for careless driving.
- Someone took a brick and damaged a 2008 Suzuki parked on Barker Road.
- $2 in coins was stolen from a car parked on Hamilton Street.
- Copper piping valued at $3,000 was stolen from a Hamilton Street building. Police said the thief entered and left through a locked garage door.
- Michael Nickerson, 48, of New Brunswick, was arrested on an outstanding township warrant.
- Deiby Alvarenga Mendez of Somerville was cited for careless driving and driving the wrong way on a one-way street after his car collided with one on Arden Street driven by Vanessa Almenas of Somerset. Alvarenga Mendez said he was driving to a job on Arden Street, and although he saw the “Do Not Enter” and “One-Way” signs when he turned onto it, his GPS told him to go down the street, so he continued. The trailer his truck was pulling then collided with the car Alemenas was driving, which was going the proper way on Arden. The impact pushed Almenas car into two parked cars owned by Jermaine Forbes of Somerset.
- Banquet chairs valued at $1,575 and banquet tables valued at $350 were stolen from an Easton Avenue business. Police said the thief entered through the roof.
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