Attempted Homicide/ Drug possession / Sales

Release Date/Time: 11/9/2013 1:55 PM

Incident: Attempted Homicide/ Drug possession / Sales

Report #: 13-110407

Date: Saturday, 11/9/2013

Time: 8:42 AM

Location: Rear of 346 W. Market St

Officers were dispatched to a victim of a shooting. They met with a 48 year-old victim, who said he was on the railroad tracks behind 346 W. Market when he was approached by a male who demanded money the victim owed to him. The victim said he did not have the money, so the male pulled out a sawed off .22 caliber rifle and shot him once in his right arm. Officers were able to develop the name of the suspect as Ricardo Martinez, 50. A BOL was placed.

A short time later Officers Hendrickson and G. Gonzalez saw the suspect driving in the South Salinas area. A high-risk vehicle stop followed and Martinez and his passenger, Rudolfo Ontverio, 51, were arrested without incident. The gun was recovered along with a backpack containing meth and marijuana. This backpack was at the feet of the passenger, Ontverio.

Ricardo Martinez was booked in county jail for attempted homicide, transporting narcotics, possession of narcotics, being a felon in possession of a firearm and having a sawed off rifle. Rudolfo Ontverio was booked in Monterey County Jail for transporting narcotics, possession of narcotics and possession for sales.

Release Authorized by: Michael Groves

Telephone: (831) 758-7250