Hump Day became Booking Day for a 62-year-old man after he allegedly stabbed a co-worker in the arm during a dispute at a Kearny manufacturing company last Wednesday, authorities reported.
At 11 a.m., March 4, patrol units, under the direction of Sgt. Paul Bershefski, responded to the business on the 900 block of the Belleville Pike on the report of an argument-turned- attack.
Officers Cesar Negron, T.J. Hernandez, Dave Rakowski and Stephen Hroncich arrived to find a 31-year-old male employee bleeding profusely from a knife wound in the upper right arm, police said. Medical assistance was summoned for the victim, a Belleville resident.
On the premises, the cops found both the knife and the alleged assailant, identified as fellow worker Jose Aguilar, also of Belleville.
Aguilar was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful puposes. He was remanded to Hudson County Judicial Processing in lieu of $20,000 bail.
The cause of the dispute was not revealed.
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Other recent reports from the Kearny police blotter included the following:
Officer Phil Finch, investigating a two-car crash at Schuyler and East Midland Aves. at 9:30 p.m., attempted to interview one of the drivers, but found her uncooperative, police said. Barbara Thomas, 45, of Kearny, reportedly would not answer questions, submit to field sobriety tests or take an Alcotest at headquarters. She now faces charges of DWI, careless driving and refusal of the Alcotest.
The KPD received a request from the North Arlington police to effect the arrest of 24-year-old Kearny resident Stefan Florea, who was wanted on a $250 motor vehicle warrant. When Sgt. Bershefski and Dets. Michael Gonzalez and John Plaugic went to his residence at 1:45 p.m., Florea answered the bell but then reportedly fled into his apartment, slamming the door — which the officers then “breached.” He was taken into custody on the warrant — and an additional charge of resisting arrest.
An arrest warrant was served without incident at 2:30 p.m. by Sgt. Anthony Limite and Officers Finch and Daniel Esteves at the Kearny residence of Edwin Gonzalez, 29, who was wanted by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office on a contempt-of-court charge. The suspect was turned over to Bergen County authorities.
At 10:30 a.m., Officer Rakowski responded to a report of a blocked driveway at Bergen Ave. and Windsor St. While the officer was attempting to ascertain ownership of the offending vehicle, a 2002 Ford Taurus, a man jumped into the car and began to drive away, police said. He was stopped. Hugo Villanueva, 23, of Kearny, was subsequently arrested for driving while suspended and failure to surrender a suspended license. And he got a summons for blocking a driveway.
– Karen Zautyk