Police Log: Sept. 20-22, 2013

Victor P. Battagliotti of Kendall Park told police Sept. 20 that he was driving south on Route 27, near Andover Road, when the sun blinded him and his car crashed into the rear of one driven by Manoj Kumar of North Brunswick. Kumar’s car was stopped in traffic at the time.


Police said Thomas Conlon, 44, of Philadelphia, Pa. turned himself in at headquarters Sept. 20 because he has outstanding child support warrants.


Police said someone apparently tried to break into a house on Rolling Road through a rear window. An investigation lead police to believe that the person did not gain entry.


Cars driven by Lisbeth Dugan of Pittsford, NY and Gaudy Ferrari of North Brunswick collided on Easton Avenue Sept. 20. Dugan told police that she was merging onto Easton from the Route 287 exit ramp when her car sideswiped Ferrari’s. Police said Dugan failed to yield to Ferrari.


Copper tubing valued at $400 was stolen sometime later Sept. 20 or early Sept. 21 from F.F. Phillips of Somerset Street, police said. An employee told police the copper was there when he left at 4:30 p.m. on the 20th, but was gone when he returned at about 5:12 a.m. on the 21st. The copper was stored in one of the buildings at the rear of the property, police said. The man told police the business stopped operations the week before, and he was the last employee.


Someone tried to get into an unoccupied house on Buckingham Way sometime between Sept. 15 and Sept. 21, police said. The house’s owner called police to report that the front door lock had been damaged. She told police that the house was empty and had been up for sale for about a year.


A car driven by Joana Nunez of New Brunswick on New Brunswick Road Sept. 21 was rear-ended by one driven by Gregg Foster of Somerset as Nunez was trying to turn onto John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Nunez said she had stopped for oncoming traffic when her car was struck. Foster said Nunez was moving, then suddenly slammed on her brakes.


Lahmar Othman of Somerset was cited Sept. 21 for careless driving and failure to yield the right-of-way after the car he was driving was involved in an accident at Franklin Boulevard and Highland Avenue with an auto driven by Bintu Kamara of Somerset. Kamara said she was driving through the intersection when Othman’s car hit hers. Othman told police that when the traffic light turned green, Bintu’s car didn’t move so he started his turn. He told police that Bintu sped up as he was making the turn.


Sabita Sharma of Somerset told police on Sept. 22 that she was sitting in her parked car on Hamilton Street, waiting for her husband, when her car was struck from behind by another auto. She said the driver and occupants of the car then jumped out and tried to remove the car’s license plates and some items from inside the car before leaving in a black Mustang, possibly bearing Pennsylvania license plates, that picked them up.

Police said Sharma and a witness recorded the men on their cell phones.

Police said they found a cell phone in the car that was later identified as belonging to the car’s registered owner, a resident of Philadelphia, Pa.


A water line under Millstone Road ruptured Sept. 22 after a car apparently hit a fire hydrant at Battle Place, police said.

The car left the scene, but police said it appeared that the car was traveling east on Millstone when it hit the curb, left the road and struck the hydrant.

Police said the force of the impact was so great that it removed the hydrant from its base and ruptured the water line.

Township road and water departments were notified, police said.

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