Maybe some day the sanctuary cities will rethink their position


PORTLAND, Ore. – A man accused of breaking into a 65-year-old woman’s home, sexually assaulting her and stealing her car was arrested after allegedly assaulting another woman and running from police.

Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was caught July 24 after officers chased him through a neighborhood.

According to court documents filed in March 2017, Martinez has a history of illegal entry into the United States. He has been a transient in the Portland area for more than a year and has been deported 20 times.

Martinez has at least five probation violations for re-entering the United States. His most recent removal was in November 2016, according to the March court documents.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged an immigration detainer against Martinez, asking authorities to notify them before releasing Martinez to allow ICE to take him into custody. The Department of Homeland Security said a detainer was requested for Martinez in December 2016, but he was released into the community and authorities did not notify ICE.

Earlier this year, Multnomah County leaders and Sheriff Mike Reese wrote a letter to the community saying, “The Sheriff’s Office does not hold people in county jails on ICE detainers or conduct any immigration enforcement actions.”

Prior to the July 24 arrest, Martinez’s criminal record shows a felony conviction for burglary and three misdemeanor convictions for battery, theft, and obstructing a public officer. The court document also said he told investigators in March that he has a long history of using methamphetamine and was currently using on a daily basis.

The new charges Martinez is facing include first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery (two counts), second-degree assault, first-degree sex abuse, first-degree sodomy and first-degree burglary.

Police said Martinez broke into the 65-year-old woman’s home in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street Monday morning and physically and sexually assaulted a woman before stealing her 2011 silver Toyota Prius.

Court documents said Martinez entered the woman’s bedroom through a window that she left open due to the heat. He spoke “calmly and quietly,” ordering the woman onto the ground, where he tied her hands and feet, and blindfolded her.

Martinez threatened to kill the woman while he sexually assaulted her, according to the probable cause affidavit. Before he left, he punched her in the head several times and slammed her head onto a wood floor.

Martinez left, taking the woman’s phone with him.

She went to a neighbor’s house to call 911. Police responded to the home just after 6 a.m.

The woman’s car was found Monday night near Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street.

Later Monday evening, officers were called to a reported disturbance between a man and a woman in the basement of a parking garage near the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street.

Police said the suspect, Martinez, was armed with a knife and he assaulted the woman.


Sanctuary City officials should be charged with aiding the illegal criminals when they are allowed to stay and commit crimes.

They are as guilty as the criminal, charge and imprison them.


Deported 20 times, felony conviction plus other convictions they released him w/o telling ICE. Now there are two more victims. I hope they sue the pants off city.


“North Korea Missile Test Could Put Denver In Range” – WSJ headline.

That’s not a bad idea. May I suggest that they practice on Portland first?


LA or San Fran would also b great practice.


The people of Portland and other Sanctuary cities should hang their heads in shame. Their parents and grandparents didn’t come to this country to turn it into a toilet.


It is interesting that the left still cling to the deportation record of Obama because he deported MILLIONS of illegals… he only deported a few thousand multiple times.


When the victims of illegals start suing the State and recover big bucks things will change .


You cannot sue a government entity unless they allow you to sue them as Katie Steinle’s parents found out.


Well most republicans control States need to pass laws that force police agencies to turn over illegals or be held accountable for their actions , enough is enough !
Also The Steinle family may still have an opportunity to seek justice, as the judge allowed their case against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to continue. Lopez-Sanchez reportedly stole the gun he used to kill Kate from a BLM unattended vehicle.


But not against the city who was at fault as they released the idiot from jail instead of turning him over to ICE.


That’s why we need new laws to deal with this impossible situation.