Albuquerque, NM – On December 29, 2010,
Albuquerque Police Department arrested one of the United States Marshals
Service, District of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Gang Offenders, Nathan
Martinez. Fugitive Nathan Martinez, 25, of Santa Fe, was arrested during a
traffic stop by the Albuquerque Police Department.
Martinez was wanted for Failure to Appear on Assault charges in Santa Fe,
New Mexico in connection with an Armed Robbery. Martinez also had a warrant
out of the state of Colorado for a gang related homicide. Nathan Martinez is
thought to be connected to several assaults in and around the Espanola and
Santa Fe area.
The Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (S.W.I.F.T.)
task force investigators determined Martinez was in the Albuquerque area
with his girlfriend Lorencita Martinez. SWIFT investigators were able to
assist and provide information into the possible whereabouts of Martinez to
local authorities. The Albuquerque Police Department Gang Unit while
conducting saturation patrol in southeast Albuquerque spotted Martinez’s
vehicle and stopped the subjects at Eubank and Central. Detectives from the
Albuquerque Police Department seized Martinez’s vehicle and arrested
Lorencita Martinez for Harboring a Fugitive.
The arrest of Nathan Martinez was a combined effort of Law Enforcement
agencies from Espanola PD, Santa Fe PD, Albuquerque PD, Santa Fe Sheriff’s
Office, New Mexico Probation and Parole and the United States Marshals
Service. According to United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico,
Conrad E. Candelaria “Fugitive Martinez was recently added to the New
Mexico’s Most Wanted list and through well coordinated and combined efforts
of numerous law enforcement partners, the fugitive will now face justice and
will no longer terrorize our community”.
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