The Lakewood Police Department is investigating two separate stabbing incidents, Dsgt. Greg Staffordsmith says.
Just before 9:30 am on April 18th, Officers responded to a Joe Parker Road home to investigate a reported stabbing.
Upon arrival, the victim advised Officers that an unidentified male was knocking on his door. As he opened it the man stabbed him numerous times in the arms and chin before fleeing the area in a vehicle.
Although the victims injuries were not believed to be life threatening, he was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center. He was treated and later released.
“The motive for the attack is not clear but we do not believe it to be a random act,” says Staffordsmith. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Jason Pederson at 732-363-0200.
On April 18th at approximately 9:30 p.m, Officer Junior Vega was dispatched to 219 Main Street after receiving the report that a main was stabbed.
Upon arrival, the victim, who had multiple stab wounds, told Officer Vega that he was approached by an unidentified man in the area of the bus terminal. The suspect asked the victim where he was going, too which the victim replied “shopping”. It was then that the suspect demanded the victims money as he held a utility razor knife.
As the victim raised his arms to protect himself, the suspect slashed him across his forearm causing a deep laceration. He was later transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center where he received 15 stitches.
However, prior to being transported to the hospital, the victim observed his assailant standing across the street. He immediately alerted the officers and they approached the man identified as Jose Guadalupe of Lakewood.
Jose Guadalupe himself had several, small, fresh cuts to his hands and chin. After further investigation, he was found to be in the possession of a utility razor knife. His injuries did not require medical attention.
As a result, Guadalupe was arrested and charged with Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by Det. Craig Fink. Bail was set by Judge Basen at $90k and Guadalupe was lodged at OCJ. [TLS]