State Trooper Accused of Stalking Ex-Girlfriend

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    A State Trooper was arrested and charged for allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend.

    Andrel Martinez, 38, was arrested on Friday after police say he intimidated and stalked his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child.

    Last January, the 34-year-old woman told police that Martinez had unlawfully accessed her criminal history as well as information about her family. Investigators say they confirmed the woman’s allegations after reviewing records from the Delaware Justice Information System (DELJIS) as well as queries allegedly conducted by Martinez.

    Officials say they continued to review Martinez’s DELJIS inquiries and discovered several violations not related to an active police investigation.

    Through further investigation and interviews, police say they discovered Martinez was in a relationship with the woman but that the two broke up in March of 2013. Police also say they have a 1 ½ year-old child together. After the split, Martinez allegedly made several harassing and intimidating visits, text messages, emails, and phone calls to the woman over an 8-month period.

    After further investigation, Martinez was placed on suspension. He was then arrested on Friday and charged with official misconduct, stalking, harassment, knowingly and wrongfully obtaining criminal history record information and other related offenses.

    He was arraigned and released on $62,000 unsecured bone and ordered not to contact his ex-girlfriend.

    Prior to his suspension and arrest, Martinez was assigned to Delaware State Police Troop 7 Lewes, Uniform Patrol Division with the rank of Master Corporal. He is a 15-year veteran of the Delaware State Police.