SEASIDE PARK – A local man was charged with Attempted Murder for stabbing his victim multiple times after allegedly breaking into his home.
Porfirio Serrano-Cruz, 38, of Seaside Heights, was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Burglary, and Possession of Clonazepam Without a Valid Prescription.
Police said that at around 5:15 a.m. on June 30, Serrano-Cruz broke into an O Street home and stabbed the 39-year-old resident in the chest, abdomen, arms and groin. The victim was able to call 911, and he is currently listed in critical but stable condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Porfirio Serrano-Cruz was found by police in Seaside Heights and arrested without incident.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledged the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, High Tech Crime Unit, Narcotics Strike Force, and Special Victims Unit, as well as the Seaside Park Police, Seaside Heights Police and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit for their collaborative efforts
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.