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Police Blotter: Credit Card Theft and Two Accidents

Barbara A. Preston | August 2, 2022

Montgomery Township Police reported two accidents and an attempted theft of credit card information this week.

Newark Man Arrested for Credit Card Theft

Isaiah Cooper, 23, of Newark was arrested at a Montgomery commercial establishment on July 26 and charged with theft of property after he allegedly stole credit card information and attempted to make purchases online. Montgomery police detectives said Cooper admitted he took credit cards out of the victim’s wallet and attempted to use the information for his own personal gain. Cooper also had an arrest warrant issued for his failure to appear in Hillsborough court.

Cooper was processed at the Montgomery Police Department and was transferred to the Hillsborough Police Department because he was unable to post bail for the traffic offense. Cooper is scheduled to appear in Montgomery Municipal Court at a date to be determined.

A Montgomery man struck a pedestrian outside of Thomas Sweet on July 22. She sustained minor injuries, police said.

Montgomery Driver Hits Princeton Pedestrian in Shopping Center

Police charged Montgomery resident Brett Borowski, 51, with careless driving after he stuck a pedestrian in the ShopRite shopping center parking lot on July 22 at 4:01 pm.

Borowski was was driving a 2021 grey Ford MACH-E, exiting the shopping center parking area, when he struck Francine Valentino, 58, of Princeton. Valentino had left Thomas Sweets Coffee Shop and was crossing to the parking lot. She sustained minor injuries and was treated by Montgomery EMS and refused further medical treatment.

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South Amboy Driver Strikes Guardrail on Route 206, Blames Fatigue and Sun Glare

Montgomery police responded to Route 206 at the Honda Dealership for a motor vehicle crash into a guardrail. Milinkuma R. Shah, 49 of South Amboy was driving a 2010 Honda Civic north on Route 206 when he left the road and struck the guardrail on July 19 at 7:02 am.

Shah blamed fatigue and sun glare for his crash. His vehicle was towed from the scene, and he was not injured during the crash. Montgomery police issued Shah a summons for careless driving.


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