BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An anonymous tip from a witness led to the arrest of a man suspected of package theft. The arrest was made Wednesday afternoon after the theft of a UPS package from the porch of a home on North 15th Street. 

Michael Ramos, 33, was located with the stolen package in his possession by  Bloomfield Police Officer Robert Estelle and Detective James Peri and arrested without incident.

Ramos is being charged with 2c:20-3 theft. While in police custody, it was discovered Ramos had outstanding warrants from the Township of Bloomfield and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. Ramos admitted to a prior package theft that had occurred in Bloomfield last month. Ramos is also suspected of involvement in other active cases of package theft. He has been transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility while he awaits trial.

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“This case was quickly solved and an arrest made due to an anonymous tip. When residents call the police to report crimes in real time, it drastically improves our ability to apprehend the suspect quickly and with the evidence in his or her possession,” said Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio. “I would like to commend Officer Estelle and Detective Peri for their thorough work, and thank the anonymous caller for his or her participation in making our community a safer place. I encourage any resident who suspects a crime has taken place to call the Bloomfield Police Department with information.”

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