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 business establishment in Montgomery on July 26 and charged with theft of property after allegedly stealing credit card information and attempting to make purchases online. Montgomery Police detectives said Cooper admitted to removing credit cards from the victim’s wallet and attempting to use the information for his 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 transferred to the Hillsborough Police Department because he was unable to post bail for the traffic violation. Cooper is scheduled to appear in Montgomery City Court on a date to be determined.

A Montgomery man hit a pedestrian outside Thomas Sweet on July 22. She was slightly injured, police said.

Montgomery Driver hits Princeton pedestrian in mall

Police charged Montgomery resident Brett Borowski, 51, with reckless driving after pinning a pedestrian in the ShopRite mall parking lot at 4:01 p.m. July 22.

Borowski was driving a gray 2021 Ford MACH-E, pulling out of the mall parking lot, when he hit Francine Valentino, 58, of Princeton. Valentino had left the Thomas Sweets Coffee Shop and was heading to the parking lot. She suffered minor injuries and was treated by Montgomery EMS and refused further medical treatment.

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South Amboy driver hits railing 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 Highway 206 when he veered off the road and hit the guardrail on July 19 at 7:02 a.m.

Shah blamed fatigue and sun glare for his accident. His vehicle was towed away and he was not injured in the accident. Montgomery police issued Shah a summons for reckless driving.

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