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Breaking News: MALL STABBING: Five In Custody After Assault At Willowbrook Food Court
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Little Ferry police charge Midland Park man in booze-fueled stabbing after birthday party

Photo Credit: Courtesy LITTLE FERRY PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Midland Park ex-con who apparently was convinced that someone had stolen his booze following a birthday gathering in Little Ferry was charged in the overnight stabbing of a Teaneck man.

A group of friends had returned from a celebration in Fort Lee when 25-year-old Oscar Yali offered to take the man of honor, Rocky Minotti, home with him after a small fight broke out, Detective Ronald Klein Jr. told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

Police went to the house, restored order and left, he said.

A short time later, the victim, also 25, drove himself to police headquarters with a stab wound in his lower back, illegally parked his car and went inside, Klein said.

Yali was yelling about a stolen liquor bottle before stabbing him in the back and chasing him with a kitchen knife, he told police, showing them a picture of Vali on his cellphone.

Officers found Yali upstairs at the home.

He resisted, kicking Officer Adam Warne, Klein said.

He also refused to give his last name, the detective said.

After a computer check found he was driving his mother’s car, police checked with their counterparts in Midland Park, who were familiar with Yali, who has an extensive criminal record.

He was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and illegal weapons possession.

Police recovered the knife from a kitchen drawer, Klein said.

The victim, meanwhile, was taken by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center.


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