Rahway Police Arrest Suspects In November Stabbing Incident

RAHWAY – Police have arrested two suspects in a November stabbing incident that sent six victims to local hospitals, authorities said.

Edwin Gonzalez, 26, and Eddie Mendez, 22, both Newark residents, were arrested on Monday and charged with six counts of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. A judge set bail for Gonzalez at $267,000; Mendez’ bail was set at $244,500.

Around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, police received multiple 911 calls about a fight at the 600 block of West Scott Avenue. Officers arrived to find six seriously injured victims suffering from stab wounds and one victim that was injured from being hit in the head with a bottle. Police administered first aid until first aid squads arrived.

The victims were taken to local hospitals, where they were treated for their injuries and have since been released.

The criminal complaints were the result of a two-week investigation by detectives Richard Long and Jonathan Tilton.

In addition, police arrested Alex Perez-Avila, 19, of Rahway, on the night of the incident and charged him with obstructing the investigation. He has been released on $500 bail.

The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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