By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Joaquin Davis, 20, and Yolmin Brito, 22, both of Jersey City, were charged with aggravated assault (two counts for Davis, one for Brito), possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, according to Police Det. Sgt. Edgardo Cruz.
Davis was also charged with resisting arrest, while Brito had outstanding warrants for robbery and drug charges out of Bayonne, authorities said.
Today around 1:40 a.m., Hoboken police responded to 38 Jackson St. on a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived and were guided to the area where the victims were being treated.
One of the victims had sustained a puncture and slash wounds to his shoulder, stomach and wrist area while the other victim sustained a deep laceration to his left arm, none of which appeared to be life threatening, officials said.
Several witnesses stated a group was escorted out of the party for misbehaving when a fight broke out between them. One of the males produced a knife and began to lunge and stab the victims throughout the body, police said.
After several minutes, the defendants fled the scene leaving the victims bleeding from their wounds. The two victims were later treated on scene and transported to Jersey City Medical Center for further treatment, authorities said.
All Hoboken units and units in the surrounding jurisdictions were notified and given a description of the defendants.
A short distance later, one of the defendants, later identified as Davis, was apprehended with the help of the Jersey City Police Department and identified as one of the males involved.
After initially resisting his arrest, he was eventually subdued without further incident, officials said.
Davis was then transported back to the Hoboken Police Department for processing and The other males allegedly involved were not found, police said.
During the course of the ongoing investigation into the stabbing, Det. William Collins and Det. Michael Miranda were able to find and follow several leads that would lead them to and identify Yolmin Brito as the other male involved in the stabbing, authorities said.
A warrant complaint was generated and a search began to locate him. Det. Wilfredo Gomez and Collins were able to locate the defendant at his residence in Jersey City where he was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing, officials said.
Cruz also noted that the event in Hoboken was a “pop-up party,” where organizers send out invites via social media and word of moth, leading to very large crowds that are not regulated – “putting everyone in attendance at risk along with Fire and Police Personnel.”
“Anyone hosting this type of event would be in violation of local ordinances and face fines and potential civil liability,” he added.