Arrest made in fatal stabbing of Point Beach man

     Anthony Strong, 24, of Point Pleasant Beach is facing murder and weapons charges. (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

    Anthony Strong, 24, of Point Pleasant Beach is facing murder and weapons charges. (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

    A man is facing murder and weapons charges after he allegedly fatally stabbed a man inside a Point Pleasant Beach apartment, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Point Pleasant Beach Police Chief Kevin R. O’Hara announced today.

    Police responded to 510 Trenton Avenue around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday after a resident called 911 reporting a commotion inside another apartment, according to an Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office release. 

    Arriving officers encountered Anthony Strong, 24, of Apartment 3E at the same address near the apartment to which they were directed with blood on his clothing, the release said. 

    Upon entering Apartment 2C, officers observed the resident, Frank A. Campagna, 41, laying unresponsive on the floor with what appeared to be stab wounds and a knife nearby, according to the release. 

    Strong was arrested and charged with murder, unlawful possession of a knife, and certain persons not to have weapons after an investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Point Pleasant Beach Police Department, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminalistics Investigations Unit, the release said. 

    Hon. Joseph L. Foster, J.T.C. set bail at $500,000 cash only, according to the release. 

    Det. Raymond Gardner of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Det. Clint Daniels of the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department are the lead investigators.

    Anyone who has any information concerning this case should contact Det. Gardner at (732) 929-2027 or Det. Daniels at (732) 892-0500.

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