Police arrest juvenile for alleged O.B. stabbing


Updated July 7 

A 16-year-old male from Connecticut is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to murder, and other charges in connection with the alleged stabbing of an Oak Bluffs man.

Oak Bluffs and State Police applied for the arrest warrant for the 16-year-old last week.

The name of the 16-year-old is being withheld because of his age, according to a press release from the Oak Bluffs Police Department. A warrant was issued by the Juvenile Court for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault with intent to murder. The juvenile turned himself in at the Bourne State Police barracks Tuesday morning.

In an email to The Times, Oak Bluffs Police Lt. Tim Williamson wrote that the alleged stabbing occurred in Ocean Park. He stated the victim did not know the defendant.

The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office requested two additional charges, for mayhem and assault and battery resulting in serious bodily injury. The juvenile is scheduled to be arraigned in Falmouth District Court on the four charges.

The investigation remains open and active, according to the release, and charges against other individuals are pending.

The victim, a 35-year-old male, remains at Massachusetts General Hospital. A previous police report stated the man was 36.

The stabbing occurred late at night on June 27. According to the press release, police were dispatched to the front of the police station at 11:16 pm, where a 35-year-old male was suffering from stab wounds to his abdomen. The man, whose name was not released, was taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in critical condition.


Updated with additional details from Lt. Williamson