Police Log: Sept. 9 – Sept. 15, 2015

Sept. 8

Heather Levy of Franklin Park was turning left in a parking lot on Route 27 when, she said, she felt a bump. The bump was her car hitting John Noviski of Parlin, who was walking in the lot at the time. Both said they didn’t see the other. Noviski refused medical attention, police said.

Sept. 9

Someone stole two clothing donation bins from a lot on Route 27 near Vliet Road sometime between Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. The bins, owned by Arts for All of Paterson, were valued at $400.


Power tools valued at $750 were stolen from the front lawn of an Elizabeth Avenue home.


A leather wallet, an Apple iPod and various credit cards were stolen from an unlocked car parked on Union Street.


Matthew Smith of Caldwell was cited for careless driving after he was involved in a collision with a car driven by Mark Young on the Rt. 287 ramp from Weston Canal Road.  Young’s car was behind Smith’s on the ramp when traffic suddenly stopped, and Young’s car rear-ended Smith’s.


Asland Reed of New Brunswick was cited for careless driving after the car he was driving on Veronica Avenue rear-ended one driven by Debra Byrne of Somerset. Reed said he thought Byrne was turning, then couldn’t stop in time when he realized she wasn’t.


Lamont Moore of Mount Laurel was traveling south on Easton Avenue when he encountered traffic and decided to switch lanes. He said he did not see a car driven by Robert Batchelder of New York in the other lane, and the two collided. Moore was cited for careless driving.

Sept. 10

Joseph Brennan of Princeton was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven on Hamilton Street by Jose Vivar Vargas of Maryland. Vargas said his car was stopped in traffic when it was struck. Brennan said he tried to stop, but his brakes locked.


Amanda Pratt of Hillsborough told police that she was driving down Hamilton Street when a car driven by Mary Grandberry of Somerset made a left turn onto Norma Avenue in front of her car, and the two collided. Grandberry said she thought the road was clear. Grandberry was cited for failure to exhibit her driving credentials.


Taylor Jordan of Somerset was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle after her car backed into one on Den Herder Drive driven by Mary Riccobono, also of Somerset. Jordan said she was going to make a right turn onto South Middlebush Road, then decided not to and began to back up. She said she did not see Riccobono’s car behind hers.


Allison Mathews of Somerset was driving down Clyde Road when she lost control of her car on a curve, left the road and hit a tree. She said her tires locked before she lost control.

Sept. 11

A small refrigerator valued at $50 was stolen from in front of a Canal Road home.


Someone sprayed blue paint on the dugout and tables at the South Bound Brook Little League field on Madison Avenue, and also dumped trash in the Dumpster.


Naulfo Romero of Somerset was cited for careless driving, driving without a license and driving without insurance after the car he was driving went off the road on Somerset Street and struck a  speed limit sign and a tree. Police said Romero told them he’d consumed four 12 0z. beers during the evening, but he was not impaired.


Elaine Schellenberg of East Brunswick was driving down Skillmans Lane when a deer struck her car.

Sept. 12

A large rock thrown at a garage door on Stallion Court resulted in about $300 worth of damage.

Sept. 14

A skid loader valued at $25,000 was stolen from a Route 518 business.


A jump starter valued at $125 was stolen from a Delar Parkway home.


All four tires on a 2006 Toyota Camry parked on DeMott Lane were slashed. The damage was valued at $600.


Someone “keyed” a 2014 Ford Fusion parked on Juniper Court.

Sept. 15

Someone broke into a Gauguin Way home through an open garage window, but did not steal anything before leaving.



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