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Police Log: Oct. 14, 2013

Cars driven by Gregory Oman of Hillsborough and Clara Santana of Somerset collided Oct. 14 on Hamilton Street, near Franklin Boulevard. Oman told police that Santana signaled she was turning left, so he tried to pass her on the right when her car made a right turn into his. Santana initially told police that she had signaled left, then made a right turn, but later said she had her right-turn signal on.

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Cars driven by Linda Benson, Jeremy McCabe, both of Somerset, and Sergio Silva of Milltown collided Oct. 14 on Easton Avenue. McCabe said he was slowing in traffic when he saw Silva’s car stop suddenly. McCabe said he was able to avoid a collision, but his car was struck in the rear by Benson’s. Benson told police she could not stop in time. The impact forced McCabe’s car into the rear of Silva’s.

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A car driven by Rafaela Pelaez-Ramirez of New Brunswick backed into a parked car driven by Eric Andrews, also of New Brunswick, Oct. 14, in the parking lot of 715 Route 27. Pelaez-Ramirez told police she did not see Andrews’ car as she was backing.

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Jacquelin Espinosa of Somerset told police Oct. 14 that she was driving her car down Cedar Grove Lane when the car ahead of hers had to stop short to avoid hitting a deer. Espinosa said she was able to avoid a collision by swerving to the right, but then her car was rear-ended by one driven by Hani Odeh of Franklin Park. Odeh said he tried to serve left, but could not avoid the accident.

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Fire officials have labeled as unsuspicious an Oct. 14 dumpster fire at 23 Ari Drive. Police reported the fire started in a dumpster behind  the building. The fire’s cause was not determined.

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