FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Detectives from the New York City Police Department met with Bethlehem Police concerning information they had on any individual who was wanted in New York City on parole violations and who was also wanted for a Homicide in the City of New York.
The homicide in New York City occurred on November 12, 2014. Information was received that the New York suspect had fled to the City of Bethlehem. Bethlehem Police and NYPD coordinated their information and efforts, and located the suspect in the 1600 block of East Ninth Street, in Bethlehem, Northampton County. Surveillance teams were set up and BPD ERT/CNT Unit was notified.
The homicide suspect, identified as ALEX MARTINEZ, age 23, of Bronx, New York, was located in a multi-unit apartment building at 1612-1614 East Ninth Street. BPD ERT/CNT responded to the location on East Ninth Street. MARTINEZ failed to surrender to verbal commands from ERT/CNT. ERT entered the apartment building and MARTINEZ was located hiding in the bathroom of an apartment of another person that he forcibly entered when the building was surrounded by Police. MARTINEZ was taken into custody by BPD ERT Officers.
ALEX MARTINEZ was arranged as a Fugitive from Justice before the on-duty Northampton County District Judge Jackie Taschner. MARTINEZ was committed to Northampton County Prison awaiting extradition back to New York City to face Criminal Homicide charges. The Northampton County District Attorney’s Office and New York City Authorities will handle the extradition process.
Mark A. DiLuzio
Chief of Police