SAN RAFAEL – A man walking alone near Medway Road on Monday evening looked askance at a police officer, and soon found himself being booked at Marin County Jail.
The man, a 25-year-old local resident, Jorge L. Martinez, known by his nickname “Cookies” momentarily made eye contact with an officer, before clutching his waistband and hurrying away in the opposite direction—conspicuously enough to arouse suspicion.
The officer was responding to a call, but recognized Cookies as a convicted felon on supervised parole, and decided it was an appropriate time to invoke a parolee search.
Martinez ignored the officer’s command to stop and ran towards the intersection of Belvedere and Vivian streets, and into the parking lot of an apartment complex located at 150 Belvedere Street, according to the police.
As the officer was approaching him, Martinez threw a gun over a fence that landed in the yard at 203 Larkspur Street. The officer stopped Martinez from leaping over the fence and ordered him to lie on the ground at gunpoint.
Martinez was arrested on August 7 at 8:52 p.m., and refused to provide any statement to police before he was booked in county jail. The gun that the officer saw Martinez throw away was later recovered—a loaded revolver that was not registered as required.
Martinez is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, illegal possession of a firearm within 10 years of misdemeanor conviction, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, obstructing or resisting a police officer, and parole violation felony.