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MANVILLE: Police blotter, week of Sept. 16-22
Report from police records


Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:05 AM EDT

A resident at 7:41 p.m. Sept. 16 said someone had just removed a lawn mower from their Louis Street yard. Patrols responded and found a $600 red push mower with bagger had been taken within the last 30 minutes.

• A caller at 10 p.m. Sept. 16 said a fight looked to be brewing at the Manville High School football field as people in several vehicles were reported “going to their trunks.” All units in the area were alerted. A white Mitsubishi Lancer with a black hood fled the area, but all else was quiet, police said. “Bound Brook versus Bound Brook” issues were reported and police in that borough were alerted.

• A woman said at 6:55 a.m. Sept. 17 that a juvenile girl knocked on her door on South 11th Avenue at 3:27 a.m. and asked for her daughter. She was concerned the girl, whom her daughter knew as a new student at Manville High, may be in distress, but didn’t know her name or address. She said she’d try to find the name from the school and call police.

• At 1:21 a.m. Sept. 17 an Adesa Auto Auction employee reported having a stolen 2011 Dodge taken in New York City. Teletypes were sent to New York police. At 3:35 p.m. the same day Adesa reported a recovered stolen Toyota Prism confirmed taken in Franklin Township, which was alerted.

• Several callers reported the loss of electrical power throughout town at 5:42 p.m. Sept. 17. Police attributed it to a power pole and line being down near National Starch in Bridgewater. Traffic lights were working. Power was restored by about 7:20 p.m.

• Someone in a silver-colored Ford wagon may have been firing a small-caliber gun at the soccer fields off Huff Avenue, a caller said at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Police found the vehicle at the Lincoln Avenue park. A woman from South 15th Avenue said she was firing a homemade gun that shoots potatoes. She subsequently destroyed it, police said.• A man reported at 1:28 Sept. 18 that he had lost his Social Security card and two bank debit cards in Manville between Sept. 16 and 18. He canceled both cards with the bank.

• Sgt. Jeffery Petrone reported a borough ordinance violation in Gazebo Park on South Main Street at 10:06 a.m. Sept. 20. He spoke with a South Main Street resident and told him the lot was not the place to sort his scrap prior to going to the yard for redemption.

• A man at 8:24 p.m. Sept. 20 said he was approached by a man with dreadlocks in the Quick Chek store and asked if he needed any “crack.” When police got there, he was gone.• At 2:30 a.m. Sept. 21 a man said the mirror of his car was damaged in Gatto’s Pub parking lot on Raritan Avenue. He wanted the incident on the record.

• A Kennedy Boulevard man reported at 10:27 a.m. Sept. 21 there had been minor amount of paint sprayed on the wall. He said he’d remove it with a power washer.

• At 3 p.m. Sept. 22 a Millstone Road, Hillsborough, man turned in a “Welcome to Manville” sign he said he found in the woods near the airport. The sign was to be turned over to the road department.

• A Huff Avenue woman reported there was an injured hawk in middle of the street at 4:51 p.m. Sept. 22. Animal control responded and took the bird to a shelter.

• A North Plainfield man reported a dog in a rear fenced yard on West Frech Avenue appeared sick and was foaming at the mouth at 9:07 p.m. Sept. 22. Patrols said the dog looked OK. No one was home at the time.

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