Media Release - Possession of Stolen Handgun / DWI

Incident Type: Possession of a Stolen Handgun, Assault on Police, DWI  

Date and Time of Incident: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2:34 A.M.  

Accused name only when charged and arrested / City / Age: Richard Martinez of Hammonton , NJ 39 years old  

Charges:  Unlawful possession of a handgun, Certain persons not to have weapons, Possession of a stolen firearm, Aggravated Assault on Police, Resisting Arrest, Driving While Intoxicated, and numerous motor vehicle violations.  

Incident Location by hundred block, no exact address: Intersection of Route 30 and Fir Avenue  

Arresting / Investigating Officer: Officer Jacqueline Crocker #98  

Misc. / Other Related Information:  

While on patrol, Officer Jacqueline Crocker observed a dark colored SUV driving erratically west bound on The White Horse Pike.  Officer Crocker initiated a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the driver, Richard Martinez, who Officer Crocker suspected of being under the influence of an intoxicating substance.  Officer Casey and Officer Jorgensen arrived to assist and it was discovered that Martinez was in possession of a loaded handgun on his person.  While being placed in custody Martinez resisted arrest and assaulted police on scene.  It was later discovered that the handgun was reported stolen.  Martinez was placed in custody and lodged in The Atlantic County Justice Facility on $100,000 bail.


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