On Saturday, May 26, 2012, at approximately 9:22 p.m., Roselle Park Police was dispatched to the 100 block of West Lincoln Avenue for a report of an assault. The complainant, Rafael Mesa, stated he got into an argument with two (2) of his house guests and was then assaulted by both on the sidewalk in front of his house. Mesa identified one of his assailants as Carl J. Stark, of Kenilworth.
As officers were speaking to Mesa, Stark arrived back at the scene. Stark complained that he was the victim of an assault by Mesa, claiming Mesa punched him in the face causing him to fall and injure his leg. Stark had visible injuries to his face and leg but refused medical attention at the scene.
Both Mesa and Stark were advised of complaint procedures.