Police Log: May 16 – 18, 2014

May 16

An Almond Drive resident went to his car to find that someone had stolen its rims and tires, leaving the car on two wooden logs, police said. The items were valued at $1,400.


Someone threw a boulder through the windshield of a car owned by a Hawthorne Drive resident. The damage was valued at $300.


Bowling equipment valued at $525 was stolen was a truck owned by a Somerset Street resident. The victim told police that he left his Ford F-150 unlocked.


Brian McGuiness of Scotch Plains was turning left from Davidson Avenue to Pierce Street when his car collided with one driven by Wai Ip of Belle Mead. Ip said McGuiness’s car turned right in front of his.


Katherine Bilsky of Edison had just stopped for traffic at John F. Kennedy Boulevard and New Brunswick Road when her car was rear-ended by an auto driven by Abraham Soklaski of Piscataway. Soklaski said Bilsky’s car stopped short and he could not avoid the accident.

May 17

Cory Acquista of Keyport told police that he was driving down Easton Avenue when his car hit the car ahead of his as it slowed to stop. The other driver then drove off. A witness gave police the car’s license plate number, and the car was seen in front of a Bridgewater home later in the day.


Mbalu Kabba of Old Bridge was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving collided with one driven by Bertha Cooper of New Brunswick. Kabba, who was turning left from Route 27 to Franklin Boulevard at the time of the accident, told police she did not see the other car because another was blocking her view.


Cars driven by Mary Quintana of Raritan and Daniel Noyola-Rojas of Baltimore, Md. were traveling next to each other on Easton Avenue when Novola-Rojas’ car – traveling in the right lane – changed lanes and struck Quintana’s.


Grace Kim of Somerset was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving rear-ended one on New Brunswick Road driven by Elaine Solarek of Manville. Kim said Solarek’s car abruptly stopped because another car pulled onto the street.


Jay Dambrosio of Sewell told police that several pedestrians on Hamilton Street distracted him, causing his car to rear-end one driven by Sage Wood of Somerset. The impact pushed Wood’s car into the rear of one driven by Ushamatie Guman, also of Somerset.

May 18

Eddie Lee of Somerset was cited for careless driving, failure to yield at an intersection and violating the terms of his probationary driver’s license after his car was involved in an accident with two other autos at Hamilton Street and Wheeler Place. Lee told police that he was turning left from Hamilton to Wheeler when a car driven by Daniel Ortiz-Santos of Somerset hit his. Ortiz-Santos said Lee’s car turned right in front of his and he had no time to stop. Ortiz-Santos’ car struck Lee’s, which then spun around and hit a car driven by Eric Alexis, also of Somerset, which was stopped at the stop sign.

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