UPDATE: Long Branch Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Striking Bicyclist

Incident occurred Saturday morning on Garfield Avenue


A Long Branch man has been charged with attempted murder after he struck a bicyclist with his pick-up truck on Saturday morning.

According to Long Branch Police Detective Lt. Frank Rizzuto, Glenn Frattin, 64, of Second Avenue, used his pick-up truck to intentionally strike a bicyclist on Garfield Avenue.

Court documents state that Frattin hit Erik J Cruz head on and dragged him about 130 feet on the pavement without stopping. Cruz sufferred several broken bones and internal injuries.

Long Branch Police Officers Raul Aponte and Clinton Six arrived on the scene at just after 10:30 a.m., located the victim, and requested an ambulance for his injuries.

Frattin was on the scene when officers arrived, and it was determined that it was his vehicle that made contact with the victim.

Long Branch Police Sgt. Fernando Sanders arrived on the scene and placed Frattin under arrest.

Long Branch Police Det. Brendan Cahill, Forensic Detective Brian Garret and Traffic Investigator Cesare Simonelli responded to the scene to continue the investigation, and later charged with Frattin attempted murder and using is vehicle as a weapon.

Frattin was lodged in Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail with no 10 percent option. His initial court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 22.


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