Logged on the Lyndhurst Police blotter

Nov. 29

At 1:41 a.m., police said they stopped a 2003 Toyota traveling north on Riverside Ave., near Rutherford Ave., after the driver, Pedro Lopez-Gomez, 37, of Bloomfield, allegedly made an improper lane change. Lopez-Gomez was ticketed on charges of DWI, careless driving, no registration and no insurance and was released pending a court date.

At 9:52 a.m., police responded to 240 Chubb Ave., where the Newark owner of a 2001 Chevrolet van told them someone had removed his i-Phone, valued at $650, from the parked van. Police said the vehicle had been left unlocked.

Nov. 28

At 7:31 p.m., police were called to Medieval Times on Polito Ave. on a report of a person acting in an unruly manner who was observed driving out of the entertainment facility’s parking lot. Police ended up issuing the driver, Donald Goodman, 22, of North Plainfield, summonses charging him with DWI, careless driving and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Goodman was released pending a court appearance.

In another development, The Observer belatedly learned of a traffic mishap that happened on Nov. 7.

Police said the incident occurred at 7:49 p.m. as three teenage girls were crossing Fern Ave. at the intersection of Lincoln Ave. as a vehicle, operated by Luann McLaughlin, 40, of Lyndhurst, was traveling east on Fern Ave.

All three girls, two listed as 13 and one as 14, all of Lyndhurst, were struck by the vehicle, police said. The driver told police she didn’t see the girls until it was too late. After her vehicle made contact with the pedestrians, she stopped immediately, McLaughlin told police.

Police said that the driver told them it was very dark and that a street light near the intersection wasn’t operating. Police said they notified PSE&G about the light.

Police said that one 13-yearold girl complained of pain to her right leg and back; the other 13-year-old complained of pain to her left knee and leg; and the 14-year-old complained of pain to her right ankle.

All three girls were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment, police said.

McLaughlin, who has pleaded not guilty to MV charges, failure to yield to a pedestrian, no insurance and uninsured vehicle, faces a court hearing Dec. 17.

– Ron Leir

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