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Suspect Sought for Stabbing his Neighbor During Fight in Newark





Police in Newark are reporting that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mr. Patrick A. Morales, 29, of Newark, on a charge of aggravated assault for an incident that occurred on Monday, December 21, 2020. 


Police said at approximately noon, a man was cut in the hand with a knife following a quarrel with a neighbor in the 200 block of Woodside Avenue.


Detectives investigating this incident identified Morales as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.


Police seek the public’s help in quickly locating Morales and said he is described as 5’4” tall and 180 pounds.  


Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about Patrick Morales' whereabouts to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). 


All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.