Arrest Made in Connection With This Week’s Passaic Stabbing

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ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION WITH AUGUST 22, 2021 STABBING INVESTIGATION

PATERSON, NEW JERSEY: AUGUST 23, 2021   Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman announce that based upon an investigation by the Passaic Police Department, Reynaldo Naranjo-Rodriguez, 37-years old, from Passaic, New Jersey, was arrested in relation to a stabbing incident that took place on August 22, 2021, in the area of Passaic Street and 10th Street in Passaic, New Jersey.

Reynaldo Naranjo-Rodriguez is charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree; Aggravated Assault, Second Degree; Aggravated Assault, Third Degree; four counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Third Degree; Terroristic Threats, Third Degree; four counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Fourth Degree; two counts of Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Fourth Degree; and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Second Degree.

On August 22, 2021, at approximately 6:09 p.m., members of the Passaic Police Department responded to the area of Passaic Street and 6th Street on a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers observed a 37-year-old male Paterson resident who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson for treatment. A potential crime scene was located in the area of Passaic Street and 10th Street. Based upon the investigation, police determined that Reynaldo Naranjo-Rodriguez had stabbed the victim multiple times while he was sitting in a parked motor vehicle near Passaic Street and 10th Street in Passaic.

After the stabbing, Reynaldo Naranjo-Rodriguez threatened to kill a 36-year old female resident of Passaic in the presence of a minor child. Shortly following the incident, members of the Passaic Police Department located and arrested Reynaldo Naranjo-Rodriguez in the area of Passaic Street and 10th Street. The sentencing exposure for Reynaldo Naranjo-Rodriguez on First-Degree Attempted Murder is 10-20 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of that term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and five years parole supervision upon release; on Second Degree Aggravated Assault it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act and 3 years parole supervision upon release; on Third Degree Aggravated Assault it is 3-5 years New Jersey State Prison; on each count of Fourth Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose it is 3-5 years New Jersey State Prison; on Third Degree Terroristic Threats it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison; on each count of Fourth Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon it is 18 months New Jersey State Prison; on each count of Fourth Degree Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons it is 18 months New Jersey State Prison; and on Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child it is 5-10 years New Jersey State Prison.

The State intends to file a motion for pretrial detention that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Passaic Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-365-3938.