Police Log: Nov. 23 – 25, 2013

Police shieldNov. 23, 2013

Jie Cui of Princeton told police that she was driving down Route 518 when suddenly a piece of debris flew at her windshield. She said she swerved to the right to avoid it, but hit a mailbox at 18 Rt. 518.  Police said they could find no debris in the road.


Peter Malkin of Somerset told police he was driving down Canal Road when a car blew through a stop sign and turned out in front of his from Bunkerhill Road. Malkin said he swerved right to avoid a crash, but went off the road and hit a telephone pole.


Mohammed Khan of Monroe was driving in the left lane of Easton Avenue when a car ahead of his, that had been traveling in the turn lane for Highwood Road, suddenly swerved back in to the left travel lane. Khan told police he had to swerve to the right to avoid a collision, and in the process hit the guard rail. Police sad the other driver, Barry Imming of Morris Plains, admitted to cutting off Khan’s car.


A car driven by Kalyan Kodali of Hillsborough was rear-ended by one driven by Dylan Giannini of Kendall Park while the two were in traffic on Clyde Road.


Nov. 24, 2013

A woman reported that her cell phone was taken from its resting place on a chair in a meeting room at the Econo-Lodge Motel, Easton Avenue. A witness told the victim that he saw an older woman pick it up and walk away with it, police said. The phone was valued at $500.


A truck driven by Dan Swearengin of Somerset cut across Blackwells Mills Road, hit an embankment and caught on fire.  Police said Swearengin told them he was not wearing his glasses at the time. Swearengin was issued multiple citations, including one for an unsafe lane change.


Mildred Patterson of Somerset told police that she was driving her car on Foxwood Drive when she realized she’d forgotten something. She proceeded to back up on the street, when she heard the honking of a horn on a car driven by Latonya Hill of South Bound Brook. Hill was making a left turn onto Foxwood at the time. Patterson said she could not avoid the collision.


Lockey Maisonneuve of Cranford told police that she was pulling her car out of a spot in an Easton Avenue parking lot when her car struck a parked car owned by George Himmel of Westfield.


Nov. 25, 2013

Police used security video for the Shop-Rite parking lot on Elizabeth Avenue to sort out the details of an accident between cars driven by Margo Siroty and Karen Chester, both of Somerset. The two women were driving in the lot, and each blamed the other for the accident. Police said the video showed that Siroty’s car was coming out of a parking aisle when it struck Chester’s.


A bus driven by Sara Cabrera of Somerset was traveling down Miller Avenue when its safety bar struck a parked car owned by Anthony Sookhram of Somerset.



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