Police in Wayne announces the arrest of Anthony Butler, 42, of Norwich, Connecticut, after responding to reports of a suspicious person.
According to police officials, on Wednesday, June 1, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Wayne Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Hamburg Turnpike and Berdan Avenue for a suspicious person.
Police said that the male subject was reportedly yelling at people and appeared to be intoxicated. Wayne Police Officers Dennis Sagvay and Rob Feeney responded with Sergeant Doug Itjen.
The officers found a male matching the provided description and observed that he was staggering, laughing and yelling out loud to passersby. He was observed with three cans of beer in his possession.
According to police, officers approached the subject and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from him.
They requested identification and the subject provided an Arizona driver’s license.
Police stated that a check of the subject’s information revealed that he had an outstanding traffic warrant out of Newark and was wanted by the Connecticut Department of Corrections for First Degree Escape.
Officers placed the male subject under arrest and found him to be in possession of unregulated marijuana.
According to police, Butler was arrested and charged with being a Fugitive from Justice and placed in Passaic County Jail pending extradition.
The charges against Mr. Butler are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.