Pembroke Pines kidnapping suspect and teen girl found in Washington, D.C. suburb, cops say

David J. Neal
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An abduction odyssey starting in Pembroke Pines and lasting 24 hours ended just outside the nation’s capital, according to Pines police.

They say they learned at 12:40 a.m. Monday that Virginia State Police found West Palm Beach’s Jaddier Sanchez and 18-year-old Nicole Martinez of Pembroke Pines in Alexandria, Virginia, a city of people who bike, drive and Metro daily over the Potomac River to jobs in Washington, D.C.

Police say Nicole Martinez, 18, was found with Jaddier Sanchez in Alexandria, Virginia. She was treated for minor injuries.
Police say Nicole Martinez, 18, was found with Jaddier Sanchez in Alexandria, Virginia. She was treated for minor injuries.

Sanchez was taken into custody, Pines police say, while Martinez was taken to the hospital to deal with minor injuries. They were in the 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck that cops say Sanchez, 37, stole from Martinez’s mother and father after leaving them along the side of the road in Belle Glade on Sunday.

A Sunday drive with a felon

Pines police say Martinez’s parents, who know Sanchez through their daughter, said he took them at gunpoint when they came back to their home around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. After driving the entire family around on an ATM cash withdrawal tour Sunday in the Dodge Ram, Martinez’s parents told police, Sanchez took the daughter and the truck but left the parents in Belle Glade.

They were picked up by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Whatever charges come from this for Sanchez, who has “ATM” tattooed on his throat area, will be added to November charges of being a hit-and-run driver, driving with an expired license, resisting an officer without violence and trespassing.

Major Al Xiques with the Pembroke Pines Police speaks with the media during a press conference at his headquarters on Monday, January 18, 2021. Pembroke Pines police say that Virginia State Police found West Palm BeachÕs Jaddier Sanchez, 37, and 18-year-old Nicole Martinez of Pembroke Pines in Alexandria, Virginia.
Major Al Xiques with the Pembroke Pines Police speaks with the media during a press conference at his headquarters on Monday, January 18, 2021. Pembroke Pines police say that Virginia State Police found West Palm BeachÕs Jaddier Sanchez, 37, and 18-year-old Nicole Martinez of Pembroke Pines in Alexandria, Virginia.

Online records say Sanchez spent Sept. 26, 2006, through May 28 of last year in prison after a robbery conviction. He did almost nine months over 2003 and 2004 for burglary of an occupied structure and aggravated stalking with a credible threat. Between those two convictions, he was convicted of domestic battery and violating a domestic violence restraining order in Palm Beach County.

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