Today at around 1120 AM, Sgt. Randy Wiegardt received information that a man wanted for a felony warrant in addition to robbery and burglary charges was inside a residence in the 3700 block of Sandridge road. The man was known to law enforcement and was identified as Paul Martin, age 34.
Sgt. Wiegardt and his K-9 partner Ciko arrived at the residence along with an officer from the Long Beach Police Department. Several verbal announcements at the door of the residence were given to Martin to exit peacefully. Martin failed to comply.
Sgt. Wiegardt deployed K-9 Ciko into the residence to seek out Martin for apprehension. K-9 Ciko alerted at a closed bedroom door inside of the residence. Again, Sgt. Wiegardt issued several verbal announcements warning Martin that he may be bit if he didn’t come out of the bedroom and comply. Martin again failed to do so. K-9 Ciko was deployed into the bedroom and quickly located Martin attempting to conceal himself under a pile of clothing. K-9 Ciko contacted Martin and escorted him out from under the cloths pile and he was arrested without further incident. A search incident to Martin’s arrest revealed drug paraphernalia on his person.
Martin’s robbery and burglary charges stemmed from an incident two weeks prior. During that incident, it is alleged that Martin broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and forcibly stole her phone from her person and fled the area before deputies could arrive.
Martin was transported to the Pacific County Jail for booking on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the First Degree. Martin also had an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant.