Barnegat Police Say Teen Stabbed in Football Game Fight; Multiple Charges Filed
Barnegat–On November 9th at 8:20pm, officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Barnegat High School where a football game between Barnegat and Red Bank was being played. Upon reaching the scene officers found the victim, an 18 year old male from Barnegat, had suffered a stab wound to his left bicep during a fight with a 17 year old Barnegat male. The confrontation had begun under bleachers at the game before both parties agreed to continue the fight on Bengal Blvd near the entrance to the school.
The accused fled the area prior to officer’s arrival, however, officers were able to identify the accused with the help of the victim and witnesses.
At 9:40pm, Sgt. Jason Carroll observed the accused juvenile along with Kyle Greenhalgh, 18, of Barnegat, and a 16 year old male juvenile from Barnegat in the area of the Beverly Park on Beverly Drive in Barnegat. Upon identifying himself as a police officer and ordering the three to stop, the accused and Greenhalgh immediately fled on foot.
Sgt. Carroll pursued both subjects who ran towards the creek that runs behind Beverly park. As the two subjects separated, Sgt. Carroll continued to run down the accused in the stabbing. At the same time, Ptl. Christopher Ebert arrived on scene and immediately pursued Greenhalgh.
Sgt. Carroll was able to apprehend the accused in the creek a distance away from the park. Ptl. Ebert apprehended Greenhalgh on the banks of the creek.
Upon returning to the park, the officers found the 16 year old juvenile had remained but was intoxicated and was uncooperative with officers. During a protective pat down search of the 16 year old, Ptl. Nicholas Dapuzzo located the knife used in the stabbing in the 16 year old’s pocket. Ptl. Dapuzzo also found the 16 year old to be in possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana.
The 17 year old accused in the stabbing was charged with 2nd degree aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.
Greenhalgh was charged with obstructing the administration of law and was released pending a court date.
The 16 year old juvenile was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and was released to a guardian.
The victim of the stabbing was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center before being transferred to Jersey Shore Medical Center.