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Man accused of stealing cell phone in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A homeless man is accused of stealing a cell phone from a customer at the Laundry Basket last month, according to police.

On November 18, at around 11:13 p.m., police responded to the Laundry Basket, located at 80 Main Street, in reference to a theft of a cell phone, police said.

Through a police investigation, it was determined that the suspect was 21-year-old Luis Fernando Escoto-Ramos, police said.

Then on November 30, Escoto-Ramos was charged with theft by unlawful taking and a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.

On the same day the warrant issued, at around 10:39 a.m., officers located Escoto-Ramos outside the QuickChek, located at 80 Main Street, and was arrested. He was also in possession of the stolen cell phone, police said.

Escoto-Ramos was then lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance.

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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