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Police Log: Oct. 24 – Nov. 2, 2014

Oct. 24

The owner of a store on Hamilton Street reported that someone stole $204 worth of alcohol on Aug. 12. The victim said four bottles of Johnnie Walker Black had been taken.

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Dana DeStefano of Franklin Parkwas driving down Cedar Grove Lane when a deer ran in front of her car. She said she could not avoid hitting the deer.

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Barry Wong of Hillsborough was driving on Weston Canal Road when his car hit a deer that had run onto the road.

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Police said a car driven by Maria Light of Bound Brook disregarded a red light at the Cedar Grove Lane/Easton Avenue intersection when it was struck by a car driven by Caroline Geck of Somerset. Geck’s car was turning from Cedar Grove to Easton.

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Garry Furnari of Nutley was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one on Easton Avenue driven by Alexander Treubia of Leonia. The impact forced Treubia’s car into the rear of one driven by Amanda Garleanu of HIllsborough. Treubia and Garleanu were slowing for a turning car.

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A car driven by Stacey Heritage of Hillsborough backed into a parked car in the Rite Aid parking lot on Elizabeth Avenue. The parked car was owned by Jorge Chaves-Fernandez of East Brunswick.

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A car owned by Joanne Chungloy of Scotch Plains was struck by another auto while it was parked at 500 Atrium Drive. The other driver drove away.

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Praveen Mathur of Kendall Park told police that he had turned on a bend on Butler Road when the sun’s glare blinded him, causing him to drive off the road and into a ditch.

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James McPhail of Montville was cited for careless driving after he lost control of his car on Weston Canal Road, as he was turning onto Randolph Road, and drove into a fence and water pipe owned by American Water Company.

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Oct. 25

Daniel Bausch of Ringoes was driving down Route 518 when his car struck a deer that had run into the road.

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Dioni Lizardo-Montero of Plainfield told police that she had changed her mind about turning right out of a Hamilton Street parking lot and instead decided to turn left. She said she needed to back up, and in doing so her car struck one driven by Andrea Morris of Somerset.

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A car driven by Weh-Huei Lin of Kendall Park was rear-ended by one driven by Alfred Godfrey of North Brunswick. Lin’s car was stopped for a red light at the time. Godfrey said he took his eyes off the road for a moment to look for a street address.

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Jennifer Kraft of Somerset told police that she was making a right turn from Landing Lane to Easton Avenue when her car was struck by a car turning left from Franklin Boulevard to Easton. The impact forced the other car into two cars stopped for the light on Easton, and which were driven by Vernon Lazaro of Highland Park and Jason Scalia of Somerset. The other car fled the scene.

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A car driven by Jonathan Bugey of Norwood, Pa. rear-ended a car driven on DeMott Lane by Bhageshbh Kadakia of Franklin Park as the later’s car was slowing for traffic.

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Billy Simmons of Somerville was driving down Laurel Avenue when his car struck a deer that had run out onto the road.

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A car driven by Azweem Bhimsen of Somerset attempted a left turn from a Route 27 parking lot when it collided with a car on Rt. 27 driven by Darwin Noel of Somerset. Noel said he had not time to stop.

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Walter Richardson of North Brunswick told police that he was coming to a stop at Route 27 and Bennetts Lane when he sneezed and his car rear-ended one driven by Ana Arango-Aristizaba of Monmouth Junction.

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Oct. 26

A car owned by Vimala Nuthakki of Somerset was struck while it was parked on Jill Court. The other driver fled.

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Oct. 27

A car driven by Joanne Gorodisch of Branchburg was rear-ended by a car driven by Smitha Mahishi of Monmouth Junction while Gorodisch was trying to make a right turn from Pierce Street to Davidson Avenue.

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Cars driven by Kristin Rutan of Stewartsville and Eliot Milsky of Somerset collided at Easton and Oakland avenues while Milsky was attempting a turn from Easton to Oakland.

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A car driven by Teri Clark of Monmouth Junction was stopped at a stop sign on Old Stage Road when it was side-swiped by a truck driven by Diego Cubides of Woodland Park as the truck was turning right from Old Stage to Vliet Road.

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Eder Vilanueva of North Brunswick told police he did not realize a car ahead of his, driven by Bonnie Williams of Pennington, was slowing on Route 27 when his car rear-ended hers.

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Ankur Patel of Bel Air, Md. was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven on South Middlebush Road by Trevor Eckman of East Windsor.

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Oct. 28

Paulina Louie of New York City was cited for careless driving after her car went through a stop sign at Pierce Street and Cottontail Lane, striking a car on Cottontail driven by Nicolas Taberna of Cranford. The impact pushed Taberna’s car into one stopped at the sign, driven by Thomas Wood of Waban, Mass.

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A car driven by Shamina Valentine of Kendall Park rear-ended a car driven on Cedar Grove Lane by Kae Taniguchi of North Brunswick.

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Oct. 29

A bike valued at $100 was stolen from a 7-11 on Franklin Boulevard.

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A Main Street resident reported that someone stole his wallet, personal papers and two car speakers valued at $200 from his auto while it was parked, unlocked.

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A Saw Mill Drive resident reported that someone drove on her rear lawn and did “doughnuts” before driving off.

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Wanda Arias of Jersey City was cited for careless driving  after her car collided with one driven on Franklin Boulevard by Everton Warburton of Edison. Arias said she swerved to avoid a car on Runyon Avenue that she did not think was going to stop at the stop sign. She said she did not see that Warburton’s car had stopped.

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Brittni Edmond of Somerset told police she was attempting to change lanes on Veronica Avenue and believed a car driven by Dabiel Portilla of Bridgewater was letting her in. He wasn’t, and the two collided.

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Monika Munro of Somerset was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle after her car collided on Davidson Avenue with a bicyclist, Walid Mahmoud of Bound Brook, while Munro was pulling out of a restaurant’s parking lot. Police said Mahmoud had no light, no helmet, no reflective gear and was riding in the middle of the road. She was transported to St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, for a leg injury.

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Oct. 30

Someone entered an unlocked Toyota Camry while it was parked on Johnson Road and removed an envelope containing $100 in cash.

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Someone smashed the window in a High Street home’s rear bedroom. The window was valued at $250.

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Yonaira DeLeon of Sayreville was cited for careless driving, failure to provide an insurance card, and driving without insurance after the car she was driving rear-ended a car driven on Clyde Road by Fehmeed Lodhie of New Brunswick. Lodhie was cited for failure to provide an insurance card.

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Elizabeth Garvey of Belle Mead was stopped at the Church Street/Laurel Avenue intersection, waiting to turn onto Laurel, when her car was rear-ended by one driven by Kristen Hageman of Rocky Hill.

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Paul Barrios of Somerset was driving down Elizabeth Avenue when his car struck a deer that ran into the road.

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Oct. 31

Someone entered two unlocked cars parked on Saw Mill Drive and removed about $30 in change.

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An Apple iPhone 5s belonging to a Ulysses Road resident was stolen from a book bag at Franklin Middle School. The phone was valued at $199.

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Four Honda Accord sport rims were stolen from a car while it was parked on Easton Avenue. The rims were valued at $1,200.

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A Sapphire Lane resident reported that all four rims on an Infinity FX3 had been removed from the car, and the car placed on cinder blocks. The rims were valued at $2,000.

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John Milano of North Brunswick told police that he was driving down Liam Street when the G.P.S. unit on his car fell and struck the gas pedal. He said the gas pedal stuck and he panicked, striking a parked car owned by Julio Perfetti-Romero of Laurence Harbor. The impact pushed the latter car into a forklift.

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Anju Kalra of Somerset was driving down DeMott Lane when her car struck a deer that had run onto the road.

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Aaron Martin of Somerset was driving down South Middlebush Road when, he said, the car ahead of his stopped suddenly. Martin said he swerved to avoid the car, running off the road and into a ditch.

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Dmitry Kuznetsov of Redman, Wash., was cited for failure to stop or yield after his car collided with one driven on Veronica Avenue by Patricia Byrne-Janovsky of Belle Meade. Byrne-Janovsky said she was traveling through the intersection at Churchill Avenue when her car was hit by Kuznetsov’s. The impact forced Byrne-Jonovsky’s car off the road.

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Rohan Gangireddygari of Harrison was cited for failure to stop or yield after his car collided with one driven in an Easton Avenue parking lot by David Knapp of Somerset. Police said Knapp was driving through the lot as the other car was backing out of a parking space.

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A car driven by Robert Krutzel of East Brunswick was stopped at Easton Avenue and Gerard Avenue, preparing for a turn, when it was rear-ended by a car driven by Tapas Ghosh of North Brunswick.

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Scott Pellant of Somerset told police he misjudged how close a car driven by Jyl Danton of Milltown was as he was trying to turn from Amwell to South Midllebush roads, and the two collided.

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Ramon Paredes-Johnson of New Brunswick was driving down Skillmans Lane when his car hit a deer that ran onto the road.

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Martin Trogani of Montville told police that he was driving down Easton Avenue, in the right lane, when a car driven by Nyajah Lyles of Plainfield suddenly turned in front of his from the left lane, and the two collided.

Nov. 1

Someone smashed a window in  Bloomsbury Court home and entered, but did not steal anything.

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Nov. 2

The front passenger-side window on a car was smashed while the car was parked on Spencer Street and the car radio removed. The radio was valued at $100.

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