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Police Log: Oct. 20 – 27, 2015

Oct. 20

Rafal Kaczmarek of Somerset was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle after the car he was driving on Easton Avenue rear-ended one driven by Uma Balasubramanian of Somerset.

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Kaitlyn Rickards of North Plainfield was cited for failure to yield after her car collided at Churchill and Veronica avenues with one driven by Maha Swithers of Somerset.

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Darrell Gibson of Somerset was driving down South Middlebush Road when a deer ran in front of his car. He said he swerved to avoid hitting it, and struck a tree in the process. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment of injuries.

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Oct. 21

Someone entered a Fir Court home through a sliding glass door. Nothing appeared to be taken, but a straw wrapper was left in the bedroom bathroom.

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Oct. 22

Someone walked out of an Easton Avenue store without paying for a 32-inch television valued at $209.99.

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Oct. 23

Copper piping valued at $10,000 was stolen from a vacant Fuller Street home.

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A $10 digital scale was reported stolen from a Hamilton Street home.

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Balint Pronik of East Brunswick was cited for careless driving after the car he was driving rear-ended one driven on Route 27 by Timothy Lynch of Kendall Park.

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Oct. 24

A Galaxy cell phone valued at $500 was reported stolen from the women’s bathroom at Hardee’s, Route 27. The victim said she inadvertently left the phone on the toilet paper dispenser when she left.

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Copper piping valued at $500 was storm from a van act Hillcrest Avenue home.

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Savonnah Quinones of Somerset was cited for improper passing after the car she was driving attempted to pass on the left a car driven on Pine Grove Avenue by Kamila Zaremba of South Amboy, while Zaremba was making a left turn.

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Premila Sah of Monroe was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving struck a parked car in the Jain Center parking lot on Cedar Grove Lane, then hit the curb, ran off the road and hit a tree.

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Ashton Anderson of Somerset was cited for careless driving, failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to maintain the lane after the car he was driving on Alton Lane hit the curb. Anderson said he did not think he damaged the car. A witness reported that Anderson was weaving all over the road while driving on Easton Avenue.

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Oct. 25

Someone stole the tip jar at Hamilton BBQ on Hamilton Street. The jar, valued at $50, contained $200 in cash.

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A fire damaged a trash compactor and landscaping at Zarephath Bible Institute on Chapel Drive. Police said the fire did not seem suspicious.

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Karen Reybert of Piscataway was cited for careless driving after she fell asleep while driving on South Middlebush Road. The car left the road, hit a curb, struck a utility pole and overturned.

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Oct. 26

Someone stole a fork lift valued at $17,000 from the rear of K-Mart on Easton Avenue.

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Kuang-Yun Chiu of Hillsborough was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving rear-ended one on Pierce Street driven by Jennifer Dyke of South Bound Brook.

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Oct. 27

The owner’s manual and insurance card of a car parked on Pine Grove Road was reported stolen. The owner said the car was left unlocked.

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A purse, $50 in cash and a cell phone were stolen from a woman while she was at the In and Out Laundramat on Franklin Boulevard.

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Someone found a blue envelope containing $5 in cash, grocery store gift cards and personal papers at the Shop-Rite on Elizabeth Avenue. The items were returned to their owner.

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