Man arrested in Brick gas station stabbing, robbery

     File photo. (Image: .v1ctor Casale via Flickr)

    File photo. (Image: .v1ctor Casale via Flickr)

    A man has been charged with numerous crimes in connection with a stabbing and robbery at a Brick gas station early Monday afternoon.

    Members of the Brick Township Police Special Enforcement Team (S.E.R.T.) arrested Samuel Patriaco, Jr. for the incident that occurred at the K and D Gulf located on Burnt Tavern Road in the township, said Sgt. Henry J. Drew in a release. 

    Police continued the investigation through the night, cultiminating with officers from the township’s Detective Bureau and S.E.R.T. executing a court authorized search warrant at a residence on Cherrywood Circle, according to Drew. 

    “Based on evidence recovered during the investigation, Patriaco was ultimately charged by Detective Brian Farnkopf with attempted murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose,” Drew said.

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    Honorable Judge Francis Hodgson set bail at $500,000.00, with no option to post ten percent.

    Patriaco was additionally charged by Patrolman Mark Storch with resisting arrest, hindering apprehension, possession of CDS, being under the influence of CDS, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Drew. 

    Honorable Judge Robert Lepore set bail at $40,000.00, with no option to post ten percent.

    Patriaco was also served with a no bail warrant that was issued by the New Jersey State Parole Board.

    He was scheduled to be transported to the Ocean County Jail late Tuesday afternoon, Drew said.

    Township police and the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit searched for Patriaco Monday afternoon. Authorities did not release a status update on the victim, who was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. 

    Police did not release a photograph of Patriaco.

    Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact Detective Brian Farnkopf at (732) 262-4611.

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