Trip to Methadone Clinic Leads Suspect to Jail

Trip to Methadone Clinic Leads Suspect to Jail

Tammy M. Martin booking photo

OAKLAND – A visit to a methadone clinic went terribly wrong for two women on Friday the 13th. While one woman went inside for her appointment, her new acquaintance allegedly stole her minivan and abducted her 3-year-old boy.

The women supposedly agreed to meet across the street from the clinic located at 10850 MacArthur Boulevard, after one of ladies finished with her appointment; but one of them showed up a day later at Santa Rita Jail instead—booked on 15 felony charges.

The victim told police that she gave the other woman permission to take her son and drive her car to a nearby store parking to wait—but they were missing when she returned. The suspect left with the child to buy drugs without ever contacting the mother, police said.

An Amber Alert was issued for child abduction leading someone to report seeing the minivan on January 14 near Lake Merritt. Police responded, located and pulled over the driver just before 1 p.m. The boy was found safe inside and later reunited with his mother.

The suspect, Tammy M. Martin, 28, a homeless person, was arrested and charged with child abuse, car theft, receiving stolen property, and numerous other charges. These include second degree robbery, receiving stolen property, possession of a forged driver’s license, forged checks, and identity theft.

Martin is being held in custody at Santa Rita Jail for $310,000 bail. Her pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for January 25.

Trip to Methadone Clinic Leads Suspect to Jail was last modified: January 26th, 2017 by admin
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