Police Log: Nov. 15 – 16, 2013

Police shieldNov. 15

Maureen Ogallo of North Brunswick told police that as she was driving down Hamilton Street, intense sun glare prevented her from seeing that the car ahead of hers, driven by Michaelle LaPointe, also of North Brunswick, was slowing. Ogallo’s car rear-ended LaPointe’s.


Ralph Monge of Lakewood was cited for careless driving, failure to report an accident and leaving the scene of an accident after police said a surveillance video shows the truck he was driving hitting a sign at JP Auto Center, 541 Hamilton St. The video shows Monge backing his panel truck into the sign, then getting out and walking into the center’s office, where he asked for directions, police said. Police later tracked Monge down; Monge said he didn’t realize he’d hit the sign.


Azfal Mohammad of Somerset told police he walked out to his car and saw that someone had struck his car’s driver’s side mirror.


Maria DeJesus of Somerset told police that she was driving down Claremont Road when her car struck a deer.


Olufunmilayo Famuyiwa of Franklin Park told police that she thought a car ahead of hers on South Middlebush Road, driven by Nangala Nidamarti of Somerset, had moved forward in traffic, when her car rear-ended Nidamarti’s.


Nov. 16

Pamela Gavin of Somerset was cited for careless driving and driving with a suspended registration after her car rear-ended one driven by Nahar Surendra of Warren at Cedar Grove Lane and Amwell Road. Gavin said she saw the other car stopped at the light on Cedar Grove, but she could not stop in time to avoid the collision.


A Susan Drive resident reported that someone had cut off the lock on his backyard shed and entered the structure. The resident said things were shuffled around, but it did not look as thought anything was stolen.


Amanda Daiello of Somerset was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving rear-ended on driven by Elizabeth Banson, also of Somerset. Daiello said Banson signaled for a right turn but stopped short, giving her no time to avoid the accident.


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