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Arrest Wanted Issued for Newark Ironbound Stabbing Suspect


By: Richard L. Smith 

Newark Police officials said that an arrest warrant has been issued for Mr. Joel Perez, 43, of Newark, who is wanted for aggravated assault when he stabbed a victim on April 23, 2023. 

According to authorities, police responded to a call about the incident, which occurred at approximately 1 am in the 40’s block of Fleming Avenue.

Police say the victim was standing outside in front of a local bar when he argued with the suspect, a Hispanic male.

At some point, the victim walked away from the dispute and the suspect stabbed him in the back with a metal object.    

Perez, described as 5,’9” and 180 pounds, has brown eyes, black hair, and a light complexion.

Known to frequent the Hyatt Court public housing complex, Perez is also wanted for possession of a weapon and possession for an unlawful purpose.  

Director Fragé urges anyone with information on Perez's whereabouts to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).