RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A early morning crime spree landed a 32-year-old Riverside man in jail.
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at around 8:30 a.m. officers responded to three calls for service during a 1-hour time period, involving the same suspect. The suspect allegedly committed a theft from the Subway near Blaine Street and Iowa Avenues. Then near the Farmer Boys on Iowa and Massachusetts Avenues and in the 1200 block of Blaine Street he was accused of graffiti vandalism.
The suspect, later identified as Joseph Martin was located near the the drive-thru at the Starbucks on Blaine Street and Iowa Avenue. When he spotted the officers, he attempted to flee on foot. The officers pursued Martin on foot and quickly caught up. During the attempt to detain Martin, he resisted but was eventually apprehended. He was taken to the hospital for medical clearance and was subsequently booked into jail for theft, resisting arrest, and violation of Post Release Community Supervision.
In addition to the multiple calls on Wednesday morning, over the past couple of weeks at least ten calls for service were made regarding thefts and reports of the subject bothering. The UNET Team suspects Mr. Martin of other crimes in the University neighborhood. If you have any information regarding this suspect’s involvement in criminal activity and/or livability issues, please contact the UNET Team at (951) 827-UNET (8638).
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