Police: Jersey City man arrested for stabbing man with folding knife in Hoboken


A Jersey City man was arrested last week for stabbing a man with a folding knife in Hoboken late last month, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Kerwin Whaley, 34, of Jersey City, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and certain persons not to have a weapon, according to Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

On Friday, June 26th at approximately 7:44 p.m., Officer Kyle Seper responded to the 500th block of Adams Street on a report of a group of disorderly males being loud and consuming alcoholic beverages.

As Seper was about to arrive, he was alerted about a dispute that had just occurred in the area he was dispatched to. He located the disorderly group of males and approached to investigate.

As the officer was investigating the disorderly group, he noticed a man standing alone, away from the group and appeared to be holding himself up in the doorframe of a building.

Seper then noticed the man was bleeding through his white shirt from his left lower abdomen area. He then called for an ambulance and assisted the victim until medical care was taken over by the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance and Jersey City ALS.

The wound appeared to be a puncture consistent with a stabbing and ESU Sgt. Luke Zeszotarski, ESU Officer William Bullock, ESU Officer James Barbto, and Officer Michael Straten arrived to secure the scene and assist with the investigation.

Seper and Straten went with the victim to Jersey City Medical Center. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Det. Sgt. William Collins, along with Dets. Paul Quinn, John Quinones, and Conor Milne then all responded to investigate.

Through their investigation, the alleged actor was Whaley. On July 1st, Quinn generated an arrest warrant for Whaley.

Finally, on July 4th at about 3:02 p.m., Sgt. David Olivera learned of Whaley’s whereabouts.

Sg.t David Olivera responded with Officers Anthony Olivera and Joseph Lupo to the area of 837 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City and located Whaley, where he was placed under arrest and a folding knife was found in his possession.

Whaley was also found to have a warrant out of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office. After being processed, he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, police said.