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.

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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