Monday, September 22, 2014
Falls police: Bristol Twp. teen arrested in double stabbing
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A 16-year-old Bristol Township teen is facing felony assault charges in connection with the stabbing of a 17-year-old and 16-year-old in Falls Tuesday night.
The unidentified injured teens — who live in Falls and Bristol — were treated at and released from St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown for the non-life threatening wounds, Falls Detective Dennis O’Connell said.
The suspect Christopher Wieland is charged as a juvenile with felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor simple assault and possession of an instrument of crime. He is being held at the county’s juvenile detention center in Edison.
Wieland admitted to stabbing one of the teens, O’Connell said.
The investigation is continuing and police are looking for five other individuals — four of them juveniles — who were involved and more arrests are possible, O’Connell said.
The stabbing occurred around 7 p.m. on Neptune Lane in the North Park section of Levittown. Police were flagged down by a resident who said his nephew was involved in an altercation, O’Connell said. The officer saw a large amount of blood in the street and sidewalks and found the two teens who had been stabbed.
Initially police reported the stabbing occurred during a dispute about a basketball game, but O’Connell says that wasn’t the case. He declined to say what the dispute was about.
The younger teen who was stabbed had a wound to his right ear and forearms. The older teen was stabbed in the upper arm and right hand, O’Connell said. The suspect used a small paring knife, he added.