With the help of the North Bergen Police Department, a fourth person was arrested in connection to a man stabbed 10 times in Hoboken last week, officials said.
Esmild Valera-Perez, 19, of North Bergen, was charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, according to Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.
On Saturday around 10:31 p.m., detectives from the Hoboken Police Investigations Bureau arrested a fourth suspect in connection to a stabbing that occurred on February 5th.
With the assistance from the North Bergen Police Department, the defendant was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the Hoboken Police Department where he was processed and remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center, authorities said.
Back on February 5th at approximately 12:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of of 11th and Adams Streets on a report of a male screaming for help. Officers were later able to locate the victim at the Hoboken University Medical Center, police said.
Officers spoke to the victim who advised them he was attacked by a group in the area of 11th and Clinton Streets. He was able to flee towards 11th and Adams Street where he was located by friends and transported to the hospital.
He sustained approximately 10 stab wounds to different parts of his body. The victim explained he was lured into the area by a former acquaintance when he was approached from behind by a group of three males.
As the victim attempted to flee, he was tripped and fell to the ground. Alexis Angulo, 18, of Guttenberg, allegedly began to stab the victim repeatedly with a knife causing the injuries. Afterwards, all parties fled the scene and left the area, officials said.
Detectives were immediately notified of the incident and began investigating the matter.
Their investigation led them to the two defendants who they believed were involved in the attack.
Detectives, along with members of the Guttenberg Police Department, located the defendants and placed them under arrest.
They were transported to Hoboken Police Department where they were processed and charged with the offenses. They were later remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center.
Angulo was charged with aggravated assault, endangering an injured victim, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, authorities said.
Meanwhile, Santos Gonzalez, 18, of Guttenberg, was charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy and endangering an injured victim, police said.
The following day, February 6th, Jason Rodriguez, 20, also of Guttenberg, was charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and endangering an injured victim, officials said.
The Guttenberg Police Department also assisted in the arrest of Rodriguez, according to the Hoboken Police Department.