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Altercation Leads to Stabbing, Suspect Arrested

For Immediate Release:  June 4, 2022 

On June 3, 2022, a Pleasantville, NJ man was arrested after stabbing another man during an altercation.

At 5:35 AM, police dispatch received a 911 call regarding a fight in the area of Florida and Atlantic Avenues. The caller also stated that a man was possibly stabbed. Officer Thomas Gilardi arrived on scene to find a male victim, 23, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was treated on scene by EMS and then transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Officer Gilardi was able to obtain information pertaining to the stabbing suspect and learned that he left the scene in a gray colored sedan that was possibly traveling to Pleasantville, NJ. ACPD Police dispatch relayed that information to the Pleasantville Police department. Approximately thirty minutes later, patrol officers from the Pleasantville Police Department located the vehicle in Pleasantville. Two male suspects, Luis Sanchez and Wilkin Jimenez, were subsequently detained. The ensuing investigation led to the identification of Sanchez as the suspect that stabbed the victim. Sanchez was taken into custody without incident. Jimenez was determined to be involved in the initial fight and was also taken into custody without incident.

ARRESTED: Luis Sanchez, 37, of Absecon, NJ.

CHARGES:  Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

ARRESTED: Wilkin Jimenez, 37, OF Pleasantville, NJ.

CHARGES: Simple assault.

Sanchez was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Jimenez was released on a summons pending a future court date. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty. 

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.


Alert sent on 06/04/2022 at 2:51PM EDT


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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