June 20, 2021
HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–At approximately 12:10 a.m. June 19, 2021 Howell Police Communications received a 9-1-1 call reporting multiple people stabbed at Rodina Hall located at 243 Alexander Avenue.
Upon arrival, Howell officers were faced with a chaotic scene. They were met by security personnel who led them to three male victims who had significant injuries after being stabbed.
The officers were told three suspects fled the scene of this large party. Officers Hurley and Norton quickly located two of the three along Route 9. They were identified as a 17 year old from Lakewood and a 44 year old resident of Patterson. They were detained.
Three Howell Police K9s responded along with our drone that is equipped with an infrared camera to search for the third. As of now, that third person has not been located. It is also speculated there may not have been a third person involved.
Medical personnel including paramedics from RWJ/SB evaluated the victims and all three were transported to a local trauma center. Currently, one still remains admitted. He is expected to live.
Officers from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Crime Scene and Major Crimes units responded and assisted with processing the scene and interviews that included language translation.
This investigation is ongoing. Currently, no one has been charged.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident you are encouraged to contact Detective Bonner at 732-938-4575 x2647 or you can use our anonymous text service http://www.p3tips.com
We thank surrounding agencies for their assistance. This includes Lakewood Police and Jackson EMS.