New Milford police arrest three men after finding stolen mail in car

New Milford police arrested three New York men early Monday after they were allegedly found with mail stolen from a mailbox in front of the post office in the borough.

Detective Lt. Kevin Van Saders of the New Milford Police Department said Roquelin Paulino, 21, of New York, and Charles Ward, 26, and Ronald Jaquez, 24, both from the Bronx, were arrested around 1:30 a.m. after police observed a suspicious vehicle with the men inside parked in front of the post office on River Road.

When the men saw the officer, they tried to drive off, but were stopped shortly afterward, Saders said. An investigation revealed numerous pieces of mail in the vehicle as well as glue mouse traps and string used to “phish” or steal the mail from the mailbox, police said. They were taken to the Bergen County Jail. and all three were released the next day. 

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The men were charged with trafficking personal identifying information pertaining to another person, burglary, multiple counts of theft, conspiracy to commit theft, possession of burglary tools, fencing, possession of stolen property, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.

Police are asking anyone who used the exterior mail box in front of the New Milford post office between August 31 and September 1 to verify that the mail was received by the recipient. Anyone with a concern should contact Police Office Keith Wester at 201-967-5878.