Tip about An Improperly Parked Car Near Exit 4 Leads to Multiple Charges for NY Man

On Tuesday morning Greenwich Police arrested a New York City man after an officer on patrol was alerted to an improperly parked car on Circle Drive Extension.

Police say the vehicle, a Honda, smelled of marijuana and had an expired New Jersey temporary registration.

Police determined the car had been reported stolen from New York.

A witness had related that they saw the driver, a Hispanic male wearing a black jacket and black pants, exit the vehicle on Circle Drive Extension.

The driver, later identified as Jorge A Martinez, 24, of New York, NY, was located on Indian Field Road just north of Circle Drive Ext showed matched the description.

Further, police obtained video footage of the suspect leaving the vehicle and scene.

A search of the Honda turned up marijuana, paraphernalia, a knife with a blade greater than 4 inches, all within reach of the driver’s seat.

Martinez did not have a valid driver’s license.

He was charged with Use of Motor Vehicle without Permission, Illegal Possession of Weapon in Motor Vehicle, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating without License, Improper Parking and Improper Use of Marker/License.

He was unable to post his $5,000 bond and was held at police headquarters.

He has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Feb 5, 2021.