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Crime Files – Fernando Menendez

Forty four year old Fernando Menendez has been on Springfield Detectives radar since February.
That’s when cops say he pulled up to a convenience store on Sumner Avenue, parked blocking the entrance, got out of the car and started heading into the store.  All with 2-cops sitting in the parking lot in their cruiser.

“Officers asked him nicely to move the car because people couldn’t get in and out, including them, an emergency vehicle.  Mr. Menendez swore at them put his hands up and in his hand they saw a bag of marijuana.  When cops approached him he shoved the marijuana in his mouth trying to eat it, the officers tried to get it out of his mouth, a scuffle ensued, all three of  them ended up on the ground in a big puddle,” explained Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.

Cops had to mace Menendez to get him under control.  When they went to check out his car they found more marijuana along with several other issues.

“He had a forged inspection sticker which is a felony, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured car, he had a plate on the car that didn’t even belong to that car,” added Sgt. Delaney.

Menendez was arrested for assault and battery on police and possession of marijuana.
He got bailed out and never answered to the charges in court.   So cops are still looking for him.
So keep your eye’s open in case you cross paths with this wanted criminal.
Your tip could land him behind bars.

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