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DSP Trooper Charged W/ Felony Stalking In Domestic Related Investigation

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DOVER, Del. -Delaware State Trooper Andrel Martinez, of Milford, has been arrested in connection with an ongoing domestic dispute with his former girlfriend, as well as violations related to his repeated misuse of the Delaware Justice Information System (DELJIS).

Delaware State Police say they launched a criminal investigation in January 2014, after a person reported that they believed Martinez had unlawfully accessed their criminal history records and data related to this person's relatives.

According to police, investigators immediately reviewed DELJIS records and determined that the allegations were validated.  After further investigation, they discovered numerous other DELJIS violations not related to an active police investigation.

State Police Investigators report they uncovered evidence of domestic related crimes involving Martinez and his former girlfriend, with whom they share a 1 ½ year old child.

The couple separated in March of 2013, and apparently, over an 8 month period, Martinez initiated numerous harassing and intimidating visits, text messages, emails, phone calls, and voicemails to the victim. Martinez also utilized DELJIS to conduct queries of acquaintances of the victim and also conducted inquiries on the registrations of vehicles that were parked in his former girlfriend's apartment complex, along with conducting inquiries into the owners of the vehicles.

After having interviewed the victim concerning the specifics of the allegations and conducting preliminary DELJIS reviews, Delaware State Police made contact with Martinez and immediately placed him on suspension pending the outcome of the ongoing criminal investigation.

State Police took Martinez into custody late Friday afternoon, March 14, 2014 and formally charged him in connection with DELJIS violations with 48 counts of Knowingly and Wrongfully Obtaining Criminal History Record Information, 11 counts of Attempted Knowingly and Wrongfully Obtaining Criminal History Record Information, and 1 count of Official Misconduct, all misdemeanors.

Martinez was charged in connection with the domestic incidents with felony Stalking and Harassment, a misdemeanor. 

Martinez was released on $62,000 Unsecured Bond, and issued a no contact order with the victim. He remains suspended pending the outcome of the criminal charges.

The individuals identified during the investigation in which Martinez unlawfully queried utilizing the DELJIS System will be receiving official notification by mail.

Andrel Martinez has been employed as a Delaware State Trooper for 15 years and is assigned to Delaware State Police Troop 7 Lewes, Uniform Patrol Division with the rank of Master Corporal.

 

 

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