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Police Log: Sept. 29 – Oct. 7, 2015

Sept. 29

Awilda Taveras-Defermin of Trenton was cited for careless driving after police said she drove through a stop sign at Martin Street and Norma Avenue, and collided with a car driven on Norma by Donna Wenk of Edison. Taveras-Defermin said she stopped at the sign and cleared traffic before entering the intersection.

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Bruce Scott of North Brunswick suffered a laceration to his head after he collided with a car driven by Monica Duoduwa of Somerset while he was walking across Route 27. Duoduwa said she did not see Scott until just before the accident because he was wearing dark clothing. Scott said all he could remember was that he was walking home. Police said it looked as though Scott walked into Duoduwa’s car because the damage was to the passenger side of the vehicle. Scott was transported to Robert Wood Johnson UniversityHospital for treatment.

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Steven Sanders of Somerset was cited for driving an uninsured vehicle after he ran off the road on Hamilton Street and struck a utility pole. Sanders said his car was cut off by another prior to the accident.

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Cars driven by Shannon LaFortezza of Toms River and Jennifer Kendrigan of Warehan, Mass. collided on Easton Avenue after LaFortezza tried to make a left turn onto Easton from a private driveway.

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A Franklin Middle School student was struck by a car driven by Dora Delsordo of Hillsborough on Hamilton Street while walking to school. Delsordo said the 12-year-old was talking on her cell phone when the girl walked into her car. The girl, who left the scene prior to police arrival, later said she’d hurt her knee.

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Sept. 30

A wallet valued at $10 was taken from an unlocked car parked on Ari Drive.

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Someone broke through the front door of a Hamilton Street home and stole $3,000 in jewelry, a $1,700 laptop computer passports and naturalization documents.

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Someone sprayed purple graffiti in the rear of an Old New Brunswick Road building.

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Someone left the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Hamilton Street with Motrin eyedrops valued at $18.

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More than $2,000 in electronic equipment was reported stolen from a Regency Drive apartment. The tenant told police that he came home from work to find laptops, cell phones and a tablet missing. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

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Ismail Bangura of Somerset was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven by Lashonda Gittens, also of Somerset, while it was stopped on Winston Drive.

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Kimberly Guzman of Somerset was cited for failure to exhibit driving credentials after her car struck a parked car on Douglas Avenue, owned by Troy Schenck of Somerset. The impact pushed Schenck’s car into another parked car, also owned by Schenck. Guzman told police that her hands were slippery with lotion, and she could not turn in time to avoid the accident.

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Julie Ochoa of Princeton was cited for careless driving after the car she was driving on Cedar Grove Lane rear-ended one driven by Mary DeSimone of Somerset. The impact pushed DeSimone’s car into the rear of one driven by Eric Karpinski of Franklin Park. Ochoa said she did not see DeSimone’s car slowing down.

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Troy Dawson of Monmouth Junction was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one turning left from Route 27 to Old Road, driven by Teresa Pycior of East Windsor,

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Oct. 1

Someone cracked a window pane on a rear door of a Kassul Place home and stole nearly $1,000 in items. The homeowner told police that the house was probably burglarized between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Taken were a Michael Kors watch valued at $150, two Samsung tablets valued at $175 each, a Sony PlayStation valued at $399 and a pair of Nike Jordans valued at $75.

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A car driven by Michael Parris of North Brunswick was pulling out of a driveway on Hamilton Street when it collided with a car driven by Kodzo Gbewonyo of Somerset.

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Cynthia Chac-Sanchez of Bound Brook was cited for careless driving after her car collided with one at Davidson Avenue and Pierce Street driven by Sarah Goehringer of North Brunswick. Chac-Sanchez’s car turned left from Davidson to Pierce, in the path of Goehringer’s. The impact turned Chac-Sanchez’s car on its side, while Goehringer’s car ran off the road.

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Oct. 2

A car driven by Gina Lattanzio of Somerset was stopped on Route 27 when it was rear-ended by a car driven by Miles Eckardt of Ithaca, NY.

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Simcha Franczoz of Brooklyn, NY was cited for improper passing after the car he was driving struck a car driven on DeMott Lane by Maureen Mastriana of Branchburg. Mastriana was pulling into a driveway when Franczoz attempted to pass her car on the right.

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Oct. 3

Someone entered an unlocked car parked on Copley Square, but nothing was taken.

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Someone threw rocks through a sliding glass door of a Kingsberry Drive home. The damage was valued at $300.

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Another Kingsberry Drive resident reported that someone threw rocks through two windows of his home, causing $1,000 in damage,

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Oct. 4

The rear passenger window of a 2006 Nissan Quest was smashed and the seats moved around while the vehicle was parked on Fir Court. Nothing was taken.

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Oct. 5

Ruben Dario Nunez Garri of New Brunswick was cited for careless driving after his car collided with one driven on Easton Avenue by Mark Tibox of Highland Park. Tibox said he was traveling north on Easton when Garri’s car pull rout in front of his. The registered owner of Garri’s car was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.

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Oct. 6

$120 in cash, a wallet valued at $50 and personal papers were stolen from a car parked on Victoria Drive.

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$10,200 worth of copper electrical wire was stolen from some residential units under construction on Broad Street.

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Oct. 7

$40 in cash, $60 in leather items and personal a papers were stolen from an unlocked car parked on Victoria Drive.

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