Martinez fled the scene, but dragged a Waukegan police officer with a stolen auto at a gas station.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
December 7, 2016
Waukegan, Illinois – On Wednesday, the Waukegan Police Department (WPD) released the identity and a booking photo of Santos L. Martinez, 18, who dragged a Waukegan police officer as he hanged on a vehicle door. The officer is one of multiple officers who attempted to take Martinez into custody at a gas station located at the 900 block of Grand Ave. Martinez was driving a stolen four-door 2005 gray Volkswagon.
None of the officers fired a shot at Martinez even when he used the stolen vehicle as a weapon.
According to a press release, the WPD obtained a warrant for Martinez who dragged an officer this past weekend. The WPD is actively looking for Martinez. He is wanted on $250,000 felony warrants for Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. The WPD considers him to be dangerous.
News video clip of Santos L. Martinez dragging a Waukegan police officer http://goo.gl/VAYZIW
Update: Waukegan police detectives arrested Santos L. Martinez on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 2:40 p.m. Martinez was spotted on foot by detectives at the intersection of Washington Street and Fulton Ave., according to Waukegan police.