Police Charge Men Suspected in Regional Crime Spree

by Ariana Cerminaro

Three men, including one from New Brunswick, face charges in connection with dozens of burglaries and other crimes over a four-month period in Middlesex and Somerset counties, according to law enforcement officials.

Avery Medina, 20, of New Brunswick and Jorge Camarilo, 22, of Piscataway were arrested on March 25. They are being held in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in lieu of a $290,000 bail.

The third man, Jihad Bibbs Jr., 18, of Franklin turned himself later the same night.

Police believe the men are responsible for four car burglaries in South Brunswick, one residential burglary in Metuchen, and one stolen car in New Brunswick and as many as 90 other crimes. The crimes were committed over a four-month period.

Twenty of the burglaries were car burglaries while the other 70 were residential burglaries, according to South Brunswick Lt. Jim Ryan,

The men were linked to the crimes by Metuchen police when officers found a stolen vehicle in the borough that contained items from the South Brunswick robberies.

Ryan said that while committing residential burglaries, the suspects didn’t target specific items and went after things like laptops and anything else they could easily carry.