Man Accused of Fleeing From Police Pleads Not Guilty

Ronald Catti appeared Monday at Wayne Municipal Court for an eluding charge stemming from Monday's incident in Wayne.

A New York man wanted for burglary who was found hiding in a child's backyard playhouse after allegedly fleeing from police plead not guilty to eluding Tuesday in Wayne Municipal Court.

Ronald Catti, 32, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with eluding after he allegedly . Authorities attempted to stop the vehicle Catti was driving after Wayne and Little Falls police determined Catti committed a burglary in Little Falls Monday afternoon, police said.

several burglaries that have occurred in the township since late April.

Catti, wearing a grey prison jumpsuit, appeared at the proceeding via video conference from the Passaic County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail out of Wayne.

Attorney William Roca, of Paterson, who represented Catti at the arraignment, entered his client's not guilty plea into the record.

Wayne Municipal Court Judge Peter Weiss said Catti’s bail of $75,000 out of Little Falls would continue.

When asked by Weiss is a U.S. citizen, Catti said “yes.”

Catti is scheduled to appear at a pre-indictment conference on July 16 at the Passaic County Courthouse. If Catti fails to appear, a warrant will be issued for his arrest and his bail will be forfeited, Weiss said.

In addition to the eluding charge, Catti was charged with various motor vehicle offenses out of Wayne. He was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief in Little Falls.

Det./Capt. James Clarke said Catti was returning back to the residence he was staying at on Pleasantview Drive when police attempted to stop the Merecedes he was driving.

Catti fled on foot after he crashed the car into a garage at Alps Road and Macdonald Drive, police said.

Authorities found Catti in a playhouse in the backyard of a house on Kossouth Place.

Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the state police assisted in the search.

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Kate Bedside June 28, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Joygarden, I know it is quite obvious that she knows. I am referring to the other girls who live in that house, and how sick it was for someone to give out their address.(That has been since taken down) No reason they have to suffer for something they learned about with the rest of the town.
Nose Wayne June 28, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Kate,Are you a Rocket Scientist ? All the girls in that house knew what was going on. If someone was showering you with gifts (jewelry,money,whatever), would you say something or keep things quiet ? They all lived in the same house, not a two family or huge home. Everyone NOSE everyones business.GIRLS LOVE TO TALK,DAH!!!!!
eyes wide shut June 28, 2012 at 01:35 PM
@Joygarden..No car loan on the car,it was paid for CASH it's not a brand new Benz, but still worth 50k..Same with the BMW Cash
Kate Bedside June 28, 2012 at 03:06 PM
To be honest, you need to shut your mouth. You are making yourself sound foolish. You do not know the situation. Or the fact that his girlfriend lived on a completely different floor, with a different entrance than the others. It's people like you who put ideas in people's heads - and start false rumors. Where do you get off putting your NOSE where it doesn't belong?
wyldthang18 June 28, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Obviously Kate you must know these chics in some way, related or not, and that is why you are defending them. Hell you may be kicking yourself in the butt right now bc you have seen this guy around before and feel foolish for not listening to your conscience about something being wrong with him. Maybe you should just leave everyone here alone to vent and bs and shut your own mouth.
eyes wide shut June 28, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Kate is allowed to speak her mind, just like YOU, ME and everyone else here..
wyldthang18 June 28, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Yet she seems all on her own here.
eyes wide shut June 28, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Stop singling out people for their views, if her's don't agree with yours whats the big deal..Everyone is entitled to their own opinion now aren't they? You may not agree with others but at least be man enough to respect them
wyldthang18 June 28, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Funny you should say that bc that's why I was calling her out genius. She was the one who was treading on everyone's views here. Don't put out there what you can't handle yourself.
eyes wide shut June 28, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Anyone ever tell you that you are very arrogant? Im sure you MUST have heard it before. I can handle pretty much anything..As far as the Genius remark..As the old saying goes, "sit there and be quiet, people may think of YOU as stupid, open YOUR mouth and YOU remove ALL doubts".. Is she or anyone else allowed to tread on views? Or are YOU the only one that is allowed?
wyldthang18 June 28, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I'm not treading on views, I'm actually treading on the fact that she was treading on other people's views. You know you should really pay closer attention. ;)
eyes wide shut June 28, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Kindly have Wayne Patch inform me and the rest of US when they appoint you their spokesman to comment on OTHERS views. Until then YOU should lighten up and stop trying to Police the views of citizens ...Sarcasm and Name calling only shows how silly you look...from a distance
wyldthang18 June 28, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Again you have missed the point. Guess that is the point of your name bc your eyes must be closed to not get the point i was making. I don't have a problem with anyone's views here. Everyone should be able to voice their opinion of the situation, however i do take issue with people who think their opinion is superior which is what i got out of Kate's. Don't make me out to be what Kate is.
eyes wide shut June 28, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Don't make you out to be what Kate is??? And you comment on my "eyes must be closed" Not sarcastic??? Call me "Genius"?? Seems you are having NO problem surpassing what you claim "Kate is" The fact of the matter is, i don't really care about how you try to insult me, because i have had worse things said to me, BUT from much better people.. Stop trying to be the Thread Nazi...we clear?
wyldthang18 June 28, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Take a look in the mirror...calling me a Nazi. I don't think that's very Patch appropriate now.
Chip June 28, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I feel like I'm reading teenagers going back and forth. You are all calling him trash but look how all of you are talking...TRASH! Grow up people!
eyes wide shut June 28, 2012 at 07:22 PM
How would YOU know??
Bee June 28, 2012 at 07:48 PM
http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=325223&position=1&news_type=news Did any one see this video on 12 news it show a fraction of the items that he took.
Jason Nieves June 28, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Does anyone who repeatedly comments on here have a job? If so you are prob "stealing" time from your employer by being online all day You read the article. He was arrested. Move on.
Chip June 28, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Wow omg wow a video! Get a life
Bubba June 28, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Thanks Jason...i'm kind of ashamed I live in a community with some of these people...
Bee June 28, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Chip have a wonderful day!
wyldthang18 June 28, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Thanks for the link Lorri.
Chip June 28, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Same to you enjoy your busy life.
Bee June 28, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Thank you ,enjoy your fun filled life of making neg comments to people and trying to somehow find some power in that for the weak state you must be feeling about yourself at this time !
NotRealName June 28, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Hi Nose, you're right that was a little over the top, it came from anger from being most likely one of his victims, luckily I didn't lose anything irreplaceable but the feeling of being violated is still there. And to all Wayne residents, don't let your guard down, you know he isn't the only one out there.
C6 June 29, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Someone posted (I thought here) how to get on the list for reverse 911 calls. I can't find that information-does anyone know how? Thanks!
Bee June 29, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Here's the link to sign up for emergency reverse call for Wayne http://www.waynetownship.com/pd-ens.htm
C6 June 30, 2012 at 04:47 AM
John Davies July 03, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Maybe he can be rehabilitated and then released on parole. Wait - we tried that already... I know! we'll send him to live under the gentle care and custody of Chris Traynor!


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