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September 7, 2020 Updated September 8, 2020
September 8, 2020 afternoon update:
POINT PLEASANT, NJ (0CEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Point Pleasant Beach Chief of Police Joseph A. Michigan have identified the two victims of the stabbings that occurred in Point Pleasant Beach on Monday, September 7, 2020. The victims are identified as Alex Galdamez, 22, and William Mazariegogo, 18, both of West Haverstraw, New York. Both victims sustained multiple stab wounds. Both victims are in serious but stable condition at Jersey Shore Medical Center. A 17 year-old male juvenile from Newark, New Jersey, has been charged with two counts of Attempted Murder.
September 8, 2020 morning update:
POINT PLEASANT, NJ (OCEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Point Pleasant Beach Chief of Police Joseph A. Michigan announced that a juvenile from Newark has been arrested and charged with two counts of Attempted Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a and N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1 in connection with a stabbing of two males that occurred in Point Pleasant Beach on Monday, September 7, 2020. The juvenile was also charged with Possession of a Weapon – specifically a knife — for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4d, as well as Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5d. The juvenile is being detained in the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.
Due to the fact that that the individual charged with these offenses is a juvenile, the law prohibits the release of any additional information.
“Our collaborative investigation revealed that this juvenile was responsible for both stabbings. We did have two individuals in custody last night, but only one of them is responsible for both stabbings. Both victims are in serious but stable condition this morning,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated.
“Everyone involved from the moment this heinous crime occurred really went above and beyond. The Jenkinson’s Lifeguards, Jenkinson’s management and security staff and the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department, collectively, are the reason these two young men are still alive and we have the right person in custody,” Prosecutor Billhimer added.
Prosecutor Billhimer and Chief Michigan wish to acknowledge the hard work and diligence of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Point Pleasant Beach Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit for their collaborative efforts leading to the suspect’s apprehension.
The public and the press are reminded that all individuals charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
POINT PLEASANT (OCEAN)–This afternoon a fight broke out on the beach in Point Pleasant in the area of 300 Boardwalk. Two male victims were stabbed and transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center.
Two male subjects are in custody at Point Pleasant Beach Police Department. The police report that there is no threat to the public.
The Point Pleasant Beach Police Department states that this in an ongoing investigation and further information will be provided at a later date.