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Police Log: Nov. 6 – 9, 2014

Nov. 6

A Ralph Street resident told police that someone stole $35 out of her purse.

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Someone stole $300 worth of jewelry, a $50 jewelry box and a $50 poker set from a Holland Drive home. Police said the burglar entered the home through an unlocked bedroom window.

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Two Samsung cell phones, valued at a total of $258, were taken from the Rite Aid pharmacy on Hamilton Street.

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Niraj Jobanputra of North Brunswick was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven on John F. Kennedy Boulevard by Lisa Zaccaro of Somerset.

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Tucker Callen of Annandale was cited for careless driving after the car he was driving rear-ended one driven on Cedar Grove Lane by Leonard Ruggiero of Bedminster, which was stopped for a red light.

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Taylor Hurd of Princeton was driving down South Middlebush Road when she lost control of her car on a curve, ran off the road and hit a sign.

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Dimo Dimov of Southampton, Pa. was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven on Canal Road by Stephen Szabaga of Princeton. Szabaga told police he was stopped to let a car pass on the one-lane bridge.

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Rashad Mohamed of New Brunswick was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended a car driven by Jose Robinson of Bordentown, which was stopped in traffic. Mohamed left the scene of the accident, but police were able to track him down.

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David Zuccarelli of Bound Brook told police he did not realize a car driven ahead of his on Easton Avenue by Wenyan Cheng of Martinsville was slowing down, and his car rear-ended Cheng’s.

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Two people were injured after a car driven by Nathan Handler of Somerset went off the road on Schoolhouse Road and down an embankment. Handler told police he had to veer out of the way when a car ahead of his stopped.

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Michael Mazzola of Somerset told police that something fell in his car while he was driving on Amwell Road. He said he looked down, and when he looked up again, he said, he saw that a car ahead of his, driven by Lidia Walega of Hillsborough, was stopped. Mazzola said he could not stop in time to avoid an accident.

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Cheng Tang of Morristown was stopping his car for a yellow light at Cedar Grove Lane and Amwell Road when his car was rear-ended by one driven by Marius Florea of Bridgewater.

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Darrie Christmas of Somerset said he was traveling along Route 27 when a car driven by John Healy of Piscataway pulled out in front of his from a parking lot, and the two collided.

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Cars driven by Shelby Hallas of Metuchen and Frederick Lepore of Princeton collided at Amwell and South Middlebush roads, as Lepore tried to make a left from Amwell to South Middlebush.

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Frederick Gladstone of Hillsborough was driving on Amwell Road when a deer ran in front of his car, and the two collided.

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Kapil Shekhawat of Kendall Park was driving down Route 27 when a deer ran in front of his car, causing a collision.

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Ashley Basile of Manville was traveling down Claremont Road when her car collided with a deer that had run onto the road.

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Nov. 7

A Hillcrest Avenue resident told police someone stole his wallet from his unlocked car. Inside the wallet were his driver’s license and several credit cards.

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Zipporah Owsu-Kissi of Somerset was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving rear-ended one driven on Route 27 by Delores Holland of Somerset, which was stopped at a red light.

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Joseph Forte told police that he saw that a car ahead of his on Easton Avenue, driven by Marjorie Evans of Lawrenceville, had stopped for traffic, but could not stop in time to avoid rear-ending her car.

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Hong Zhu of Princeton was changing lanes on Franklin Boulevard when her car collided with one driven by Xiaomei Zhan of Millburn.

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Jalil Ross of Somerset was cited for reckless driving after the car he was driving went off the road on Cooper Avenue, hit a utility pole, then hit a parked car owned by Nelsi Raudales-Paz of Somerset, before hitting a tree. Ross told police his car was rear-ended by a pickup truck, but a neighbor’s surveillance camera showed that his car was alone.

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Nov. 8

$2,000 worth of copper pipe was stolen from a Millstone Road home between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8, police said.

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Someone dented a mailbox owned by a Hollywood Avenue resident.

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Someone threw a rock through the window of a Boxgrove Place home.

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Diane Jones was driving on Bunker Hill Road when her car hit a deer that ran onto the street.

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A car owned by Shawn Sandham of Somerset was struck while it was parked on Annapolis Street. The other car fled, police said.

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Jonathan Ortiz of Somerville was driving down Campus Drive when his GPS unit told him to make a right turn onto Howard Avenue. Ortiz did, without checking the other lane, and his car collided with one driven by Nathaniel Miller of Spring, Texas.

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Tomar Dawkins of Somerset was cited for careless driving after her car backed into one driven by Elaine Goodwin of North Brunswick, while Goodwin was waiting to turn into a parking space in an Easton Avenue lot.

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Sanjay Pandey of Joplin, Mo. was backing out of a parking space in a Cedar Grove Lane lot when his car struck one driven by Natalia Rodriguez of North Brunswick.

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Gavin Deshmukh of Princeton was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one driven on New Brunswick Road by Jacquelin McGill of Somerset. McGill said Deshmukh’s car pulled out in front of hers.

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Nov. 9

A landscaping stone was thrown through the rear window of a Bridington Lane home.

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A North Brunswick man allegedly tried to leave Stop & Shop on Easton Avenue with a bottle of Rogaine worth $251 and $300 worth of razors.

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Locks on a trailer and shed belonging to Somerset Presbyterian Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard were damaged.

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Nicole Brown of Willingboro was driving down Weston Road when a deer ran in front of her car. She swerved to avoid the animal, then lost control of her car, left the road, struck a utility pole, crossed over to the other side of the road, hit the curb and then hit a fence.

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Devonna Carreker of Bridgewater was cited for careless driving after his car backed into a parked car on Clifton Street, owned by Acheton Clervil of Somerset.

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Yunjing Zhang of Plainsboro was cited for careless driving after her car collided with one driven on Laurel Avenue by Andrew Bryant of Princeton. Zhang was attempting a left turn onto Route 27 at the time.

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