On Saturday, August 31, 2014 at approximately 3am, Police Officer Joseph Arrigo was on patrol and came upon an altercation at the intersection of West Clinton Ave and Portland Ave. Officer Arrigo immediately turned on his emergency lights and sirens and requested additional units respond to the area for assistance.
Officers arrived and defused the situation. Upon speaking to all involved, it was determined the altercation began with yelling and shortly thereafter, escalated to a physical altercation.
During the physical altercation, the accused used a belt and threw bricks at the victims.
One victim sustained minor scratches and abrasions from the belt and another victim sustained a head laceration from being hit with a thrown brick.
The accused male was identified as Alejandro Gonzalez age 24 of Englewood, NJ. Gonzalez was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters without incident.
One victim refused medical aid and the other was transported to an area hospital for medical attention.
Judge Helene Herbert was contacted and issued three warrants for the following charges; one count of aggravated assault (2C:12-1B(2)), two counts of possession of a weapon (2C:39-4d) and one count of simple assault (2C:12-1A(1)). Bail was set at $40,500 no 10% allowed. Gonzalez was unable to post bail and was transported to Bergen County Jail.