Out-of-state warrants snag 2

  • By Juneau Empire
  • Monday, July 3, 2017 3:21pm
  • News

Two separate incidents in two days resulted in suspects being detained with outstanding arrest warrants from other states.

One man stopped after reportedly driving erratically will be headed back to New Mexico after he reportedly was found to have multiple outstanding arrest warrants from that state, police said.

The Juneau Police Department received a call at about 1:28 p.m. Friday that a man was erratically driving a green Ford Explorer inbound on Egan Drive. The vehicle reportedly jumped a curb and crossed the center line, and there was concern that the driver may have been intoxicated, JPD spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said in a release.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on West Eighth Street. It was determined that the driver, John Anthony Martin, 39, was not intoxicated but did have a multiple outstanding arrest warrants from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kalwara said. One warrant charged Martin with a probation violation due to an original charge of aggravated assault of a family member with a weapon.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and they confirmed that Martin had four outstanding felony warrants for probation violations and they would extradite him.

Martin was charged with being a fugitive from justice and was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail.

At about 12:13 a.m. Sunday, JPD officers contacted Norbert Lopez, 27, at a downtown restaurant and bar. It was determined that Lopez had an outstanding arrest warrant from Port Orchard, Washington, charging him with possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture or deliver.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s office was contacted and confirmed that Lopez had an outstanding warrant and they would extradite him. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice and was taken to LCCC, police said.

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