Passaic County authorities announced that based upon an investigation by the Clifton Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Peter Perez, Jr., 21, from Clifton, was arrested Monday night April 19, in relation to a slashing investigation that took place on April 7, at the intersection of Sheridan and Wilson Avenues in Clifton.
Police said at approximately 9:07 p.m. members of the Clifton Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Sheridan and Wilson Avenues in Clifton, New Jersey on a 911 call for a slashing that had allegedly occurred at this location.
Responding officers located a 43 year old male victim, a Clifton, New Jersey resident. He was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey for treatment of non-fatal wounds to his forearm, hand and fingers. Based on the investigation, Perez, Jr. was identified as a participant.
Police said Mr. Perez is charged with Attempted Murder, first degree; Aggravated Assault, second degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, third degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, fourth degree; and Terroristic Threats, third degree.
The State will be filing a motion for the pretrial detention of Peter Perez, Jr., that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Clifton Police Detective Bureau at 973-470-5908.