Catch 22 — Day 22: Chino Valley man wanted for probation violation

Arturo Joseph Martinez with tattoos shown. (Yavapai County Sheriff's Office/Courtesy)

Arturo Joseph Martinez with tattoos shown. (Yavapai County Sheriff's Office/Courtesy)

It is Day 22 and the final day of this running of Yavapai Silent Witness’ Catch 22 Program. Today we are asking for the public’s help in finding Arturo Joseph Martinez.

In the evening hours of July 3, 2021, Chino Valley Police officers were called to a residence in the 1800 Block of Grasshopper Lane as an assault was reported there.

Upon arrival, they contacted a female victim who had a bloody face, two broken teeth and a bump on her forehead. The victim related that Martinez, who lived with her, became angry when he learned she hadn’t gone to the grocery store to pick some food items he wanted.

As a result, he struck her in head and face causing her to fall to the floor unconscious. Once she regained consciousness, she tried to divert Martinez’s attention so she could escape out the window. He then rigged the window with a stick so she couldn’t leave and took her phone to keep her from calling 911. Martinez then left by stealing another roommate’s car.

Martinez was later arrested and sentenced to jail time. He was then placed on probation, which he has now violated. He currently has a nationwide extraditable Probation Violation Warrant.

Martinez is a 39-year-old Hispanic male, 6 feet, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has multiple tattoos, including one above his right eye. His last known address was in the 1800 block of Grasshopper Lane, but he has ties to the Phoenix area.

Anyone providing information leading to the arrest of Day 22 of CATCH 22 could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward. To earn the reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at

All calls or tips provided to Yavapai Silent Witness will be completely anonymous.

Information provided by Yavapai Silent Witness.

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