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Fort Wayne police and court briefs

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 8:22 am

Man arrested after pursuit over several median strips at Glenbrook

A 26-year-old man was arrested after a pursuit through the Glenbrook Square parking lot.

Mark P. Kramer of the 3100 block of Wells Street faces charges of resisting law enforcement, a Class D felony; operating a vehicle with a .15 or more blood alcohol concentration equivalent on blood or breath, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to court document the charges stem from an incident that occurred April 17: At 12:58 a.m. a Fort Wayne Police sergeant saw Kramer driving in the excess of 40 mph down Coliseum Boulevard westbound at Coldwater Road. The officer activated his squad car lights and began to catch up. Kramer turned into Glenbrook Square, but was traveling too fast and drove over the curb. Kramer drove south over a grass median strip and concrete curbs. He came to a stop, then began to roll forward; he drove south across the lot over another median strip with concrete. The officer was eventually able to get him stopped, and he said Kramer gave him no further trouble.

Kramer is being detained on a 72-hour hold. His bail has been set at $2,500.

Man arrested on charges of domestic battery and criminal confinement

A Fort Wayne man faces charges in connection with the beating a woman and threats to kill her children.

Hugo R Martinez, 32, of the 1200 block of Sherman Boulevard, is charged with criminal confinement, a Class C felony; intimidation, a Cass D felony; and domestic battery, a Class D felony.

According to court documents the following allegedly occurred: A Fort Wayne Police officer responding April 16 to a call found a woman with two black eyes, a bleeding swollen nose, a raised bump on her forehead and abrasions on her left arm. She complained of pain in her face and right wrist. She told the officer that she and Martinez had lived together for five years and had a child between them, but were no longer living at the same address. She said Martinez had showed up and forced her into his car by threatening to kill two of her children, who were in the back seat of his vehicle. Martinez was angry about money, she said. He drove her to his house where he pulled her hair and threw her down before repeatedly kicking her on the right side of her torso and striking her in the face with his fist. The woman said her 2-year-old and 4-year-old witnessed the beating. Martinez admitted to striking the woman several times on her face with an open hand.

Martinez is being detained on a 72-hour hold.