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Ocean Township Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Stabbing Girlfriend


OCEAN TOWNSHIP: The following is a press release from the Ocean Township Police Department:

On Dec. 26 at approximately 10:35 p.m., police were notified that a 27-year-old female arrived at Jersey Shore Medical Center with stab wounds to the abdomen. Detective Gregory Martone along with Officer Glennis Polanco responded to hospital to speak with the victim. Limited information was obtained from the victim at that time. However, she did allege that the stabbing occurred during a robbery attempt in front of a Township Liquor store.

The victim, who later underwent surgery for her wounds, was in stable condition at Jersey Shore Medical Center. Further investigation by detectives revealed that the alleged report of the robbery attempt was false and that the boyfriend of the victim, later identified as 34-year-old Luis Plaza, stabbed her during a verbal altercation at their apartment in the Twinbrook Village apartment complex on that same night. He then attempted to attend to her wounds and ultimately drove her to the hospital without notification to the police or EMS.

Plaza was arrested on Dec. 28 without incident and transported to the station for processing. He was charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Plaza was transported to the county jail pending his initial court appearance.

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