Breaking News!!: Henderson, NV: Wanted suspect in armed robbery at Motel 6 in Needles, California as well as various crimes in other states, including murder, arrested.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 12:25 a.m. PT on Thursday, January 24th, 2019, deputies responded to Motel 6 located in the 1400 block of J Street in Needles, California for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.
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Deputies arrived on scene and determined the female victim was struck on the head and her purse was stolen.
The victim believed the weapon used to strike her was a handgun.
The suspect fled in a vehicle towards the Interstate 40.
Through continuous investigation, the suspect was identified as 34 years old Joseph Martinez-Berryhill from Phoenix, Arizona.
On Monday, January 28th, 2019, Joseph Martinez-Berryhill was arrested in Henderson, Nevada for an additional robbery.
Joseph Martinez-Berryhill was also a suspect in an armed robbery in Kingman, Arizona that occurred hours before the robbery in Needles, California.
After Joseph Martinez-Berryhill was arrested in Henderson, Nevada, it was discovered he had an active warrant for a murder in Phoenix, Arizona.
Joseph Martinez-Berryhill was interviewed by detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station and the Kingman Police Department for armed robbery.
Martinez-Berryhill remains in custody in Clark County, Nevada.
Anybody with information is urged to contact Detective T. Preston at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at: (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information online at: http://www.wetip.com.
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