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Toms River Police Arrest Man in Overnight Stabbing Incident

Alexander Ratych allegedly stabbed his friend three times in the stomach with a kitchen knife.

Toms River Police have arrested a suspect in the overnight stabbing of an unidentified 19-year-old Toms River man, Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10.

Alexander Ratych, 19, was arrested by Officer Victor Tamaro at Ratych's Presidential Boulevard apartment Sunday morning, Mastronardo said. Ratych allegedly stabbed his friend three times in the stomach with a kitchen knife following an argument between the two, who were said to be hanging out together.

The victim was transported to Jersey Shore Trauma Center, where he underwent emergency surgery early Sunday morning, Mastronardy said. The victim is in good condition, according to Mastronardy.

Ratych was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He is being held in Ocean County Jail on $35,000 full bail.

Police responded to the scene at 1:30 Sunday morning. The incident also took place at Presidential Boulevard, Mastronardy said.

Detective John Bajcic and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department are investigating this incident.

Paul E Taylor Jr February 10, 2013 at 08:20 PM
I can see his defense now, HE RAN INTO MY KNIFE 3 TIMES lol
MP Flood February 10, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Ban kitchen knives,now?
Karen Ann Campbell February 10, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Wow the compassion here is overwhelming....
suz February 10, 2013 at 09:20 PM
What attracted my attention..."stabbed his FRIEND three times"!! Some friend.
Josef Kramer February 11, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Compassion is for the weak
Irina February 11, 2013 at 01:41 AM
With friends like that, who needs enemies. aggravated assault...LOL...more appropiate would be attempted MURDER.
Mobilelizard February 11, 2013 at 02:07 AM
No one needs assault knives like this. They come in kitchen blocks of 6 or more. Why? Ban them now. There are over 20 bills in Trenton now to ban rifles. Why not kitchen knives? More crimes are committed with knives than rifles. Or at least require NICS check to buy one. /sarcasm off
fed up February 11, 2013 at 03:14 AM
bahahaha,love it. ban guns then knives and the headline will still read. ..............of an unidentified 19 year old. Unbelievable. What next? bats,pipes, chains, chairs,tables.......either way the unidentified man was going to be attacked with something or someone.
Chu-Man-Fu February 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM
You took the words right out of my mouth !!!!!
1stcav February 11, 2013 at 01:36 PM
Fed-up, so true ..and a stake was driven through his heart, ban all stakes..steaks...those too , red meat ..bad!
Irina February 11, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Why not post his picture? If you need help here you go. http://www.facebook.com/#!/alex.ratych?fref=ts
Brick Jerz Mom February 11, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Their parents must be so proud.... 2 lives destroyed forever
Mr J February 11, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Someone get stabbed 3 times . But you know man shit just happens???
Brick Jerz Mom February 11, 2013 at 04:48 PM
correction Just saw where this took place. The mother & the babies daddy should be proud. I bet a 50/50% chance the son will be able to finally see his daddy that he has not seen in 10 years in Jail A nice family reunion
Brick Jerz Mom February 11, 2013 at 07:05 PM
You sound like a well educated young man John.
Irina February 11, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Who needs dick? SLOB
Pablo February 11, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Hahaha Dooner
Pablo February 11, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Hahaha Dooner
Pablo February 11, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Last time I saw Alex he was high on cement paste lmao
WMS826 February 11, 2013 at 10:44 PM
When will we have the first knife buy back progrm in Ocean County. This will end all violence if we just ban knives. So what will happen, this kook who stabbed the guy will walk in about three years and be a father to kids he cant care for and should not have, and cause havoc in the system for the rest of his life. teralize him, and the guy he stabbed for hanging out with him.
Peter Cooper February 12, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Presidential Apartments, he's lucky he was ONLY stabbed...?
read bull February 12, 2013 at 08:02 PM
is that like maple leaf?
thatguy February 13, 2013 at 01:48 AM
dooooooooner!!
thatguy February 13, 2013 at 01:49 AM
thats what happens when you smoke crack
Mc.Ballsack sr. February 15, 2013 at 05:34 AM
chichi says doonerr knows. musta been the crack or acid he did
cammy rossi February 16, 2013 at 06:53 PM
All this gossip!!!!!!this young man, his family, & the boy who was stabbed need prayer lots of it & the lord. We ate not to judge,thats for our God. This boy was a classmate of my sons in fact they both were & this boy shouldn't have been living alone in his own apt., he needed supervision he's even slep over my home this is a shame but they all need prayer
Taylor M February 19, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Smh you people are foul. instead of worrying about Furey's well being your cracking jokes. everyone knows rattys cracked out,yet everyone.would always hit him up to chill. its not funny, emerald appartments are not bad, &furey nor ratych have kids. Thank God
Anthony De'marco April 15, 2013 at 02:58 AM
Ohh Lets ban the "Knife" now!!! so do you really still believe that guns and a Knife kill people ???? Wrong People KILL People!!

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