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Man arrested, charged with multiple car burglaries in Somerset County

SOUTH BOUND BROOK BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – A Somerset County man has been arrested in relation to multiple car burglaries, thefts, and credit card fraud, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Francisco Roman Jr. announced the arrest of

Brian F. Cicerelle, age 53, of South Bound Brook was charged with eight counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree credit card fraud, two counts of fourth-degree credit card theft, and third-degree resisting arrest. He was then lodged in the Somerset County Jail where he was lodged pending a detention hearing, McDonald said.

Prosecutor McDonald said that the South Bound Brook Police Department initiated an investigation with assistance from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Burglary Unit and the Franklin Township Police Department due to numerous reported car burglaries which occurred during the early morning hours between Aug. 29 and Sept. 9, McDonald said.

The investigation identified Cicerelle as the alleged suspect involved in the car burglaries, McDonald said.

On Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3:11 a.m., a South Bound Brook Police Officer made contact with Cicerelle following a motor vehicle stop as a result of this investigation. He was informed that he was under arrest and resisted the officers by refusing to comply with the arrest. He was subsequently arrested without further incident and charged, McDonald said.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-231-7100, or the South Bound Brook Police Department at 732-356-0087, or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos.

STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports, and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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