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Police Log: May 22 – May 24, 2014

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A car driven by Kendall Sasser of Franklin Park scraped a post near a gas pump at a Route 27 gas station. Police said he turned too closely to the pump.

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Herinson Rodriguez of New Brunswick was cited for driving without a license, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident after the car he was driving his a tree in Naaman Williams Park. Rodriguez told police that he was driving his cousin’s car without his permission. He said he was traveling down Matilda Avenue and saw a township police car on Ray Street. Panicking, Rodriguez said he made a quick right turn, slid on the pavement and left the road, stopping when he hit a tree. Rodriguez said he left the car in a parking spot and went to his cousin’s house on Prospect Street, where he convinced his cousin that his car had been stolen.

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Elizabeth McGlone of Somerset was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, for treatment of  a non life-threatening head injury after the car she was driving jumped a curb and struck two trees in front of police headquarters, DeMott Lane. McGlone told police that she was truing to park the car and was having trouble shifting it from “drive” to “park,” She said she inadvertently stepped on the accelerator, causing the car to jump the curb. The car hit one tree, then spun and hit another.

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Ryan Murdock of High Bridge told police that he thought he had enough time to make a left turn into a Davidson Avenue driveway when his car collided with one driven by Briana Varga of Somerset. Varga said Murdock cut her off and she had no time to avoid an accident.

May 23

A car driven by Robin Senerchia of Hillsborough was stopped on Davidson Avenue, waiting to turn left onto Franklin Square Drive, when it was rear-ended by a car driven by Ellen Feibel of Garwood. Feibel told police that she did not see Senerchia’s blinker.

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A car driven by Alyssa Maurin of Dayton was slowing for a traffic flight at Cedar Grove Lane and Sunnyvale Drive when, Maurin told police, her foot skipped off the brake pedal and her car hit one aheads of hers driven by Carolyn Gan of Hillsborough.

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Cars driven by Xiaoyan Yang of Belle Mead and Samantha Gordon of Kendall Park collided in a parking lot on Route 27 when both were backing out of parking spaces.

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Jay Parekh of Somerset was cited fort careless driving after he lost control of his car on Colonial Drive and struck a light pole, police said.

May 24

Someone threw rocks at the back of a Drake Road home, causing about $300 worth of damage.

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Michael Calderon, 29, of Hampton Court, was charged with shoplifting, obstruction and eluding arrest after police said he was seen leaving an Easton Avenue business without paying for a bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Police said they found Calderon – who matched the description of the suspect – in the middle of the parking lot. There were no details given of why Calderon was arrested on the eluding and obstruction charges. Calderon was later released on his own recognizance by Municipal Court Judge Maria Koch.

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