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Several Arrested on Warrants in Butler

The following arrest information was supplied by the Butler Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Several were arrested on warrants last week in the

  • On Friday, Jasen Renna, 32, of Butler, was arrested at 12:59 p.m. on an outstanding warrant out of the Butler Municipal Court for $750. Police said Renna had allegedly failed to appear in court on a previous matter and subsequently a warrant was issued for his arrest. Renna was arrested and transported to the police station where he posted bail and was released with a ticket to appear in court at a later date.
  • Also Friday, Kristen Mercogliano, 21, of Butler, was arrested by Det. Colleen Pascale at 4:47 p.m. for charges of contempt of court. Police said Mercogliano allegedly failed to appear in court for a previous matter and an arrest warrant was issued for $500. Mercogliano was arrested and transported to the Butler police station where police said she posted bail and was released with a ticket to appear in court at a later date.
  • George H. Colon, 22, of Ridgewood, was arrested on Saturday after police said he had an arrest warrant from the Glen Rock Municipal Court for $81.  Police said Sgt. Keith Soules was on a speed enforcement detail on Route 23 South at 9:05 a.m. when he stopped a white Dodge being driven by Colon allegedly in excess of the posted speed limit. Police said Colon was driving 79 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone. During a routine records check, police said they noticed the warrant. Colon was arrested and transported to the station where he was also issued a motor vehicle summons. He was released with a ticket to appear in court at a later date.
  • At 5:02 p.m. Saturday, Javier Coloma, 39 of Paterson, was arrested on a warrant from Paterson Municipal Court for $200. Police said Coloma was driving a silver Chevy when he allegedly made an unlawful U-Turn on Boonton Avenue. Sgt. Soules stopped the vehicle and during a routine records check discovered the warrant. Coloma was arrested and transported to the Butler police station where he posted bail and was released with a ticket to appear in court at a later date. He was also issued a motor vehicle summons for making an improper U-Turn.
  • On Sunday, Anthony M. Olivero, 22, of Highland Lakes, was arrested on warrants from Riverdale and Netcong Municipal Courts totaling $331. Police said Olivero was driving a silver Ford Mustang at 12:46 p.m. when Ptl. Jorge Reyes noticed he was allegedly driving without a seatbelt. Olivero’s vehicle was stopped and he was allegedly found to be operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. A route records search led Ptl. Reyes to discover the warrants. Olivero was arrested and transported to the Butler police station where he posted bail and was released with a ticket to appear in court at a later date. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to inspect his vehicle and failure to wear a seatbelt.
  • Also on Sunday, Barry Piercy, 65, of Toms River, was arrested on a warrant from the Helmetta Municipal Court totaling $1,000. Police said Piercy was driving a gold Chevy pickup on Route 23 North at 10:18 a.m. when a random license plate inquiry led Ptl. Reyes to discover the warrant. The vehicle was stopped and Piercy was arrested and transported to the Butler police station. Piercy was released in his own recognizance with a ticket to appear in court at a later date.

Butler Police Department disclaimer: A charge is merely an accusation and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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