Manchester Family Ends Argument In Stabbing

Manchester Township Police Car (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

MANCHESTER – An argument between father and son in the Cedar Glen West section of town escalated into a stabbing in the early morning hours of September 13.

Manchester Police responded to a residence on Robin Street around 5:50 a.m. to reports of a stabbing after 58-year-old John Brescia reported that his father, 85-year-old Victor Brescia, had used a large knife to stab him in the abdomen.

The younger Brescia managed to get the knife away from his father and escape to a safe location of the residence until police arrived and located him. He was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River by members of Quality Medical Transport with help from MONOC paramedics for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Victor Brescia was taken into police custody and charged with one count of Aggregated Assault with a Weapon and one count of Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose. He was taken to the Ocean County Jail pending his first court appearance.

Patrolman Nicholas Greenwood of Manchester’s Patrol Bureau and Detective David Fusaro of the Investigations Bureau conducted the investigation with assistance from Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit detectives.

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Sara Grillo served as the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications in 2017. She has lived in numerous areas within Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 9 years. Grillo studied Journalism and Communication Arts at Ramapo College and has held positions in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales prior to writing for Micromedia. She left in October of 2017 to pursue creative writing.