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Seaside Heights Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Seaside Heights

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on June 30, Porfirio Serrano-Cruz, 38, of Seaside Heights, was charged with Attempted Murder in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Seaside Park on June 30.  

Prosecutor Billhimer said that Serrano-Cruz 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.

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, on June 30, at approximately 5:15 a.m., the Seaside Park Police Department responded to a residence on O Street in response to a 911 call, where the caller stated that 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.  

Prosecutor Billhimer said that the victim was air-lifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of his injuries. He is currently listed in critical but stable condition.

An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit and Seaside Park Police Department determined that Serrano-Cruz was the individual responsible for stabbing the victim.  

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, Serrano-Cruz was located in Seaside Heights and taken into custody, without incident, by Officers from the Seaside Heights Police Department.  

Serrano-Cruz is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.