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Seaside Park Attempted Murder Suspect to Remain Behind Bars

Porfirio Serrano-Cruz (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Porfirio Serrano-Cruz (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A man charged with attempted murder in connection with a June 30 stabbing in Seaside Park will remain jailed, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Superior Court Judge Michael T. Collins ordered that Porfirio Serrano-Cruz, 38, of Seaside Heights, remain lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending his trial. In addition to the attempted murder charge, Serrano-Cruz is facing jail time for weapons offenses, burglary and possessing the drug clonazepam illegally.

According to a previous statement from prosecutors, Porfirio Serrano-Cruz is accused in the brazen stabbing of a 39-year-old man.

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Seaside Park police responded to a residence on O Street in response to a 911 call at about 5:30 a.m. June 30, 2022, in which the caller stated someone had broken into his residence and tried to kill him. Responding officers found a 39-year-old, male victim with multiple stab wounds to the arms, chest, abdomen and groin, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. The victim was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of his injuries and had been listed in critical conditions at the time.

An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, High Tech Crime Unit and Seaside Park police “determined that Serrano-Cruz was the individual responsible for stabbing of the victim,” the statement said. Serrano-Cruz was located in Seaside Heights and taken into custody, without incident, by officers from the Seaside Heights Police Department.

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