Man Charged In Weekend Stabbing
Man fled to Florida where he was arrested by US Marshals Office Wednesday, police said
The United States Marshals Office arrested a man who was allegedly involved in an altercation and stabbing in the Ramapo Brae Housing Complex in Mahwah over the weekend, Mahwah Police Chief James Batelli said Wednesday afternoon.
Frank “The Fish” Delorenzo, 25, was arrested “as he stepped off a bus,” in Florida state Wednesday morning, Batelli said. Delorenzo was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, Batelli said.
“Delorenzo has an extensive criminal history for violent crimes involving weapons and was considered armed and dangerous,” Batelli said.
An investigation by the Mahwah PD led police to believe “Delorenzo had fled the state and was en route to Florida to avoid his arrest,” Batelli said. Mahwah police worked with the Fort Meyers U.S Marshals office and the New York/New Jersey U.S. Marshals Regional Task Force to conduct his arrest, Batelli said.
The victim of the stabbing, who reportedly was trying to break up the fight when he was stabbed, was till in the hospital as of Tuesday, Batelli said. But, his injuries were "not life threatening," he said.
Delorenzo's bail was set at $125,000 with no 10 percent, and an extradition process will now begin to bring Delorenzo back to New Jersey, police said.