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Criminal Attempt Homicide Arrest

Press Release 1/5/15

newsReleaseLogoPERTH AMBOY – On January 4th, 2015 at 3:05 am Police were dispatched to a City residence on Washington Street in reference to an assault which occurred.  When Officers arrived on scene they found a 45 year old Hispanic female on the landing of the second floor stairwell in a seated position leaning up against the wall.  The female had numerous stab wounds to her face and upper torso area.  The female was transported by Perth Amboy EMS to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where she was treated for a collapsed left lung and multiple stab wounds.  As of this release the victim is in stable condition.  Shortly after the incident a suspect who is an acquaintance of the victim was identified and arrested by Police.  The suspect identified as Carlos J. Rivera (12/27/1963). The 51 year old City resident was arrested without incident and charged with Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault with a Knife, Possession of an Unlawful Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.  Bail to be set at County level.  The investigation is still on-going and anyone with additional information please contact Detective Liza Capoat the Perth Amboy Police Department Detective Bureau 732-324-3815.

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