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Bayville Man Charged In Frederick Drive Stabbing

Police chief says event was an isolated incident between two men who knew each other, no cause for alarm

by Patricia A. Miller

Berkeley police have charged a Bayville man with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following a stabbing Thursday night on Frederick Drive, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said.

Alen Matthews, 58, was arrested after police responded to a 911 call at 8:14 p.m. reporting a man needed medical assistance at 34 Frederick Drive, spokesman Al Della Fave said.

Police officers found Frederick Bonkowski, 21, Bayville lying on the steps in front of the apartment suffering from multiple stab wounds. Berkeley police notified the Prosecutor's Office due to the severity of his wounds, Della Fave said.

Mathews, 58 was found in front of the residence with a stab wound to his right thigh and pointer finger.  The responding officers immediately rendered medical assistance to the two men.  Bonkowski was transported to Jersey Shore Medical center in Neptune for emergency surgery.  Mathews was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River, DellaFave said.

Matthews' Bail was set at $100,000 cash.

Berkeley Township Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigation. 

Berkeley Township Police Chief Karin DiMichele wants residents to know that there is no need for alarm.  This assault was an isolated event between two individuals known to each other.


Keeping whats mine May 18, 2014 at 12:17 PM
No cause for alarm people, they didn't have heroine. @ Shawn you need to move from wetback alley. Cheap rent or not.
CiCi Dta May 19, 2014 at 06:50 PM
first off people need to stop trending n talk like they know something. dont worry fred will be charged.
Col Von Vapors May 19, 2014 at 07:31 PM
I hear Banjo:)
Brandy the Dog May 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM
I thought Fred Sampson was dead. Doesn't make sense to charge him with anything.
Heywood May 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Freddie's dead...Everybody's misused him Ripped him up and abused him Another junkie plan Pushin' dope for the man A terrible blow But that's how it goes A freddies on the corner now If you wanna be a junkie, wow Remember freddies dead

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