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Trooper Apprehends Elusive Motorcycle Operator After Investigation Leads to Video Postings of Reckless Driving on YouTube

YouTube video postings by elusive motorcycle operator helps police make an arrest.

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Kenny Martinez, 27, of Shirley, arrested.

Photo by: New York Police.

Shirley, NY - August 5, 2016 - On December 13, 2015, Trooper Fabio Daino was working a multi-agency All Terrain Vehicle(ATV) Pine Barrens Enforcement detail in the Town of Brookhaven with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department.  At about 2:30 PM, while patrolling in the vicinity of State Route 25, near Brookhaven State Park, Trooper Daino observed four ATV’s and a Suzuki Motorcycle riding in a wooded area just north of State Route 25.  The vehicles exited onto State Route 25 and observed Trooper Daino on his marked State Police ATV.  The subjects fled in attempt to elude Trooper Daino and the two Deputy Sheriff’s also on the enforcement detail.  Trooper Daino lost sight of the vehicles as they continued operating in a reckless manner.

On February 14, 2016, Trooper Daino discovered that a video of the incident from 12/13/15 had been posted on Youtube by a frequent user of the Youtube site.  The individual operating the Suzuki Motorcycle was later identified as Kenny Martinez, age 27, of Shirley, NY.  Upon observing the several dozen videos posted by Martinez, it was apparent that he was intentionally instigating police and eluding them on a regular basis.

As the investigation continued, Trooper Daino again discovered that Kenny Martinez had posted more YouTube videos of himself eluding several Deputy Sheriff’s on his motorcycle.  Trooper Daino continued working the case, and on August 4, 2016, with the assistance of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Trooper Daino arrested Kenny Martinez.

The defendant was charged with 2 Counts of Unlawful Fleeing Police 3rd Degree(Class A Misdemeanor), 2 counts of Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree(A Misd.), 2 counts of Reckless Driving(A Misd.), and numerous vehicle and traffic violations.  Martinez was held for arraignment in Suffolk County First District Court on August 5th.