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Police Log: Sept. 28 – 30, 2013

Milton Macauley of Somerset was cited for careless driving Sept. 28 after he lost control of his car while driving down Westminster Drive, jumped the curb and then hit a tree. Police said Macauley was “traveling at an unsafe speed” when he lost control of it.

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A car driven by Zeborah Davenger of Philadelphia was preparing to turn left Sept. 28 from Somerset Street into McDonald’s when it was rear-ended by a car driven by Swapnil Bhavsar of North Brunswick. Bhavsar told police that Davenger turned on her turn signal late and he didn’t realize she was turning.

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Manas Das of Somerset told police on Sept. 28 that she could not stop her car in time to prevent it from rear-ending a car driven on Easton Avenue by Sharon Dvorkin of Matawan. Dvorkin said a car ahead of hers stopped suddenly, and she was slowing down when her car was hit.

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Nisake Sake of Somerset was cited Sept. 28 for careless driving, driving while unlicensed and failure to exhibit driving credentials after he was involved in an accident on Route 27. Sachin Shrestha of Bay City, Mich. told police that he was stopped at the light at Skillmans Lane when his car was struck from behind by Sake’s.

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James Scherb of Franklin Park told police Sept. 29 that he was driving down Route 518 when a deer ran out in front of his car. Schreb said he could not avoid hitting it.

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About $975 worth of items were stolen sometime late Sept. 28 or early Sept. 29 from the car of a Pennsylvania couple while they were staying at the Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater on Davidson Avenue. The car’s owner, Ronald Landis, told police that the items were stolen from the hatch of the car. He said the items belonged to his girlfriend’s business, Leather and Lace Lingerie.

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Cars driven Sept. 29 on Easton Avenue by Jesal Patel of Edison and Keenan Rodney of Aberdeen collided when, police said, Patel slowed down for traffic near the Route 287 exit ramp. Rodney,whose car was behind Patel’s, told police that he thought Patel’s car had moved forward when he ran into it.

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Shawn Lyon of Home Street told police Sept. 30 that someone stole his Nashbar mountain bike while it was parked in hos back yard. The bike was valued at $600. Lyon told police the bike was locked to a fence with a chain.

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Mohit Chhaya of Schaumburg, Ill. told police Sept. 30 that he was preparing to stop his car on Cedar Grove Lane when he mistakenly stepped on the accelerator rather than the brake. His car hit the one ahead of it, driven by Mital Patel of Somerset. The impact pushed Patel’s car into the one in front of it, driven by Levente Letso, also of Somerset. Chhava was cited for careless driving.

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Two Somerset women were arrested on shoplifting charges Sept. 30, police said, after they allegedly tried to leave the Stop & Shop at Route 27 and Veronica Avenue without paying for cosmetic and baking items. Police said Cheyenne Bering, 218, of Somerset and a 17-year-old Somerset girl were stopped by a store security guard after he saw them put the items in their purses and try to leave. Police said Bering had $50.07 in cosmetics while the 17-year-old had $92.06 in cosmetics and baking items.

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