SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police say 42-year-old Tracy Martinez is a frequent flier with the Springfield Police Department.
While looking at her arrest record, Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney began rattling off past offenses, “A few times for assault and battery on police officers, a common night-walker, possession of cocaine.”
But police haven’t seen Martinez since June 13th, when several officers were staking out an apartment on Maple Street.
“It was 5:00 in the morning, these guys are out in the bushes with binoculars and they see Tracy Lee Martinez — they know her, they’ve arrested her before, had dealings with her on the street — standing in front of 143 Maple Street,” says Delaney. “Then they see a subject walk up on foot and what they see through the binoculars is a drug transaction.”
Crack cocaine changes hands and police jump out of the bushes, arresting the man who had just purchased the drugs. Then, officer turn their attention to Martinez.
“She sees them coming, closes the security door of 143 Maple Street and she’s gone inside the apartments,” says Delaney. “They know her, they requested a warrant for her.”
Delaney adds, “Now we’re looking for her for distribution of a Class B substance — crack cocaine.”
Police do not believe Martinez is living at 143 Maple Street, but it’s possible she’s still in Springfield. Delaney adds that Martinez is also known to frequent the Greenfield area.
If you see Tracy Martinez, call 9-1-1, or you can send police an anonymous tip. Just text it to CRIMES or 2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type SOLVE and your tip.