Man on probation arrested for possession of firearm and narcotics, identity theft

A 27-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Tuesday in Glendale after police found him with a loaded pistol and tools commonly used to break windows, along with a license plate, checks and paperwork belonging to other people, police said.

Just before 4:30 p.m., officers contacted German Martinez, who was on probation for burglary, in the parking lot of the Manhattan Motel, located in the 1500 block of East Colorado Boulevard, because his car was missing a front license plate, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

While he was being questioned, he reportedly said he was waiting for his wife, who was in a motel room, and admitted to possessing a gun, Lightfoot said.

Officers found a loaded pistol in his pants pocket, Lightfoot said, adding that, in his car, officers allegedly found two methamphetamine pipes with “heavy” residue, two window-punching devices and a license plate registered to someone with a similar car.

In his wallet, police reportedly found miscellaneous paperwork and checks belonging to other people.

Martinez was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm and narcotics as well as identity theft.

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