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Police Log: Sept. 15 – 22, 2015

Sept. 15

Prafulla Desai of Princeton was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one on Route 27 driven by Daniel Musch, also of Princeton. Musch was preparing to turn into a driveway when his car was struck.

Sept. 16

A Michael Kors wallet valued at $200 and an iPod value at $80 were reported stolen from a car parked on Prospect Street.

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A laptop computer valued at $600 was stolen from an unlocked car parked on Bartle Road.

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$2 in cash was stolen from an unlocked car, also parked on Bartle Road.

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Himanshu Mandalia of Franklin Park was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one on Amwell Road driven by Franco DiMeglio of Somerset. DiMeglio said he was driving on Amwell when Mandalia’s car crossed into his car’s lane.

A car driven by David Farrar of East Brunswick rear-ended one driven on Easton Avenue by Elizabeth Ward of Whitehouse Station, after Ward stopped for traffic.

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John Shabayev of East Brunswick was cited for failure to stop after, police said, he failed to stop at a stop sign at Churchill and Veronica avenues and collided with a car driven by Joseph Spells of Somerset.

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Kingsley Brown of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car was involved in a collision at Veronica and Churchill avenues with a car driven by Oneil Davis, also of Somerset. Police said Brown failed to stop at the stop sign on Churchill.

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Kevin Miller of Andover was cited for careless driving after the truck he was driving on Clyde Road hooked some overhead power lines, bringing them down and snapping the utility pole.

Sept. 17

Two potted plants valued at $50 were stolen from a Beaconsfeld Place home.

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A worker at a Cottontail Lane business was injured when he fell off of a tractor trailer. The man hurt his arm and was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment.

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A woman described as being in her early to mid-20s, about 5’5” with a medium build and blonde/brown curly hair was allegedly seen shoplifting two costume jewelry necklaces worth $56 from the 6 Ten Deli & Convenience store on Hamilton Street. The woman left the store and escaped.

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Carol Falk of Somerset was cited for careless driving after her car rear-ended one on Cedar Grove Lane driven by Nirav Shah of Edison. Shah said he had stopped to let a pedestrian cross the street when his car was hit. Falk said Shah’s car stopped suddenly.

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Jeremiah Hunsicker of North Brunswick was cited for careless driving after his car sideswiped a car driven by Rebecca Rush of Alpha. Both cars were turning from Cottontail Lane to Weston Canal Road at the time of the accident.

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Ferando Gomez-Vargas of Somerset was cited for careless driving and Bo Lang of North Brunswick was cited for failure to exhibit credentials after they were involved in an accident on Easton Avenue. Lang said he was stopping for a traffic light when his car was struck by Gomez-Vargas’.

Sept. 18

Someone poured a pink paint-like substance into the mailbox of a Marco Polo Court home.

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Okwudili Oguekwe of Somerset was cited for failure to observe signs and driving without insurance after he was involved in an accident with a car driven by Timothy Kelly of New Brunswick. Police said Oguekwe was driving on Irvington Avenue when he failed to stop at the Belmar Street intersection and his car collided with Kelly’s. The impact spun Kelly’s car around, striking a parked car owned by Augustine Ekwere of Somerset.

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Ercument Karakus of California was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended a car on South Middlebush Road driven by Nikeia Bachelor of New Brunswick, which was stopped in traffic.

Sept. 19

Someone threw a rock at a car parked on Martin Street, breaking the windshield.

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An iPhone valued at $200 was stolen from a car parked on North Dover Avenue.

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Loretta Hall-Ashley of Monmouth Junction was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on a complaint of back pain after her car was rear-ended by one on Elizabeth Avenue driven by Anita Moran of Tennessee. Moran said she had something in her hand and did not realize that Hall-Ashley’s car had stopped.

Sept. 20

Someone entered an unlocked car parked on South Lawrence Avenue, but did not take anything.

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A girl’s bicycle valued at $100 was stolen from the porch of a Carlisle Court home.

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Diamond Alexander, 19 was charged with shoplifting after she was allegedly seen leaving a Route 27 store without paying for $93 worth of baby care products.

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A $700 Western Union money order as stolen from an unlocked car parked on Bethany Court. The money order was later cashed.

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An iPhone valued at $750 was stolen from a car parked on Somerset Street. The thief broke a window to get into the car.

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Someone stole a package from the front stoop of a Coventry Lane home. The package was an iPod cover valued at $250.

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A locked car parked on Resnik Court was entered, but nothing was taken.

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Dietria Pierce, 45, of Somerset was charged with shoplifting $43.30 worth of items from Stop & Shop on Route 27.

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A purse was stolen from an unlocked car parked on Scobee Lane.

Sept. 21

Two iPods valued at $200 were stolen from an unlocked car parked on Steeplechase Court.

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A 2015 Nissan Altima valued at $25,000 was stolen while it was parked on Eton Way. In the car was about $960 worth of items.

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Headphones worth $50, an EZ Pass worth $10 and a checkbook were stolen from a car parked on Steeplechase Court.

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Loose change was taken from an unlocked car parked on Resnik Court.

Sept. 22

Two televisions valued at $400 and a blanket valued at $20 were stolen from a Victor Street home. The homeowner said the person must have entered through the back door.

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