TYPE OF EVENT: Foot pursuit and subsequent arrest
LOCATION: 535 S. China Lake Blvd.
CHARGES: HS 11377(a) – Possession of a controlled substance
HS 11364 – Possession of paraphernalia
PC 148.9(a) – False identification to a police officer
Multiple felony warrants
SUSPECT: Adrian Martinez – 19 YOA
On 11/24/2018, officers located a subject in the Motel 6 parking lot. Reserve Officer Lloyd attempted to contact the subject, who was later identified as Adrian Martinez. However; as Ofc. Lloyd attempted to contact him, Martinez fled on foot through the parking lot. A foot pursuit was initiated and units quickly responded to the scene.
Officers were able to establish a perimeter and Martinez was located hiding in the 100 block of W. Upjohn Ave. Ofc. Ogas located Martinez and ordered him to the ground at gunpoint. As Ofc. Ogas secured him in handcuffs and conducted a search of his person. Several syringes were located including one that contained suspected methamphetamine.
During the arrest, Martinez identified himself as “Zack Liny.” Several officers on scene knew Martinez from prior contacts and explained that they knew he was not being honest about his identity. A records check was conducted and Martinez had multiple felony warrants including one for PC 4532(a)(2) – Escape committed by force or violence.
Martinez was transported to the Ridgecrest Police Department and is being held without bail.
Jed McLaughlin, Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Groves