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Newark Man Arrested for Auto Thefts

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Aujorities have reportswd the arrest of Alex E. Martinez, 25, of Newark, for four separate crimes—including two thefts from autos, one burglary and one auto theft.

Police said on Tuesday, a Newark police sergeant was patrolling in the area of Ogden Street in response to an increase in auto related crimes when he interrupted Alex Martinez attempting to break into a vehicle.

The sergeant was injured as Martinez fought to escape arrest authorities said.

Martinez was initially charged with theft from auto.

During their continuing investigation, detectives determined that Martinez was responsible for additional crimes for which he was charged, namely: burglary of a business on Broadway on October 24, 2016; theft of a Ford van stolen from the 200 block of 2nd Street on December 1, 2016; and two thefts from autos on December 16, 2016 from cars located in the 1300 block of McCarter Highway.

Martinez was also charged with having an outstanding bench warrant and for aggravated assault and resisting arrest stemming for struggling with the arresting police sergeant, who was injured but stayed on duty.

These charges are merely accusations.

The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.