San Jose, CA May 11th, 2008– ID# 08-270
Fugitive Watch is proud to announce that Cristina Martinez age 28 yrs was arrested after an anonymous tip to Fugitive Watch. On Sunday May 11th 2008 Fugitive Watch received a tip that a jail escapee was hiding out at a home in the 400 block of North 10th Street in San Jose. Based on our information, San Jose police officers responded to the house and located Cristina Martinez and a male companion hiding out in a back bedroom. After several minutes of ordering them to surrender, Martinez and her friend walked out saying they had the wrong person. Martinez finally admitted her true name and was arrested on a warrant charging her with jail escape. She was also found to be in possession of illegal drugs and charged with a new crime. When the officers questioned her male companion they found out that he was also a fugitive being sought on warrants charging him with narcotic violations.
According to the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office, Martinez was serving a sentence for multiple charges including Driving Under the Influence, Probation Violation, Violating a Court Order and several counts of Failure to Appear in Court. In April 2008, she wrote a letter to a judge asking to be released for a day to attend a funeral. The request was granted and the sheriff’s office was ordered to release her. Unfortunately, she failed to ever return to the jail and a warrant was issued for her arrest. This is Fugitive Watch’s 1026th captured.