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Grand Jury Hands Up Indictment in Seaside Park Stabbing

Porfirio Serrano-Cruz (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Porfirio Serrano-Cruz (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A Seaside Heights man has been indicted by a grand jury sitting in Ocean County on a charge of stabbing a Seaside Park man in a borough home.

Porfirio Serrano-Cruz, 39, of Seaside Heights, was indicted Thursday, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced. The grand jury returned indictments on charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful posssession of a weapon, burglary, and possession of clonazepam (Klonopin) without a prescription.

Seaside Park police responded to a residence on O Street in response to a 911 call at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, 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 prosecutors.


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The victim, who was not identified by name, was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of his injuries, and was eventually released. Serrano-Cruz was arrested in Seaside Heights the same day without incident, and has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail ever since.


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