Jersey City man charged with trying to stab resident during burglary (Downtown)

Posted by JerseyCityNj on 2017/3/18 16:47:01
By Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal
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on March 18, 2017 at 9:13 AM, updated March 18, 2017 at 9:19 AM

JERSEY CITY - A 28-year-old Jersey City man is charged with burglarizing two Downtown residences and attempting to stab one resident with a screwdriver while fleeing.

Victor Vargas, of the 100 block of Christopher Columbus Drive, is charged with burglarizing a Bay Street apartment and a Grove Street apartment on Wednesday before running from police who took him into custody, the criminal complaint says.

Vargas is also charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attempting to stab a resident while fleeing the Bay Street building, attempting enter two other apartments in the building and weapons offenses related to a screwdriver, the complaint says.

Vargas made his first appearance on the charges yesterday in Criminal Justice Reform Court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny.

At the hearing, the state moved to detain Vargas pending trial and a detention hearing will be held on Wednesday before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale.

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