The Arkansas City Police Department says On January 9th, 2023, at 12:41 p.m., an Arkansas City Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 600 block of South 6th Street. While attempting to stop the car, the driver parked at a vacant house and left his vehicle on foot. He began walking when officers located him. Jose Alberto Martinez, age 38, of Arkansas City, was found to have a suspended Kansas driver’s license and an active probation violation warrant through Winfield District Court. Martinez attempted to conceal drug evidence from officers when they contacted him. As a result of the investigation, Martinez was found to have suspected illegal substances and drug paraphernalia and was taken to the Cowley County jail on the charges of a probation violation, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing a law enforcement officer, driving on a suspended license, third offense, and circumventing an Ignition Interlock Device. No bond is set for Martinez due to the probation violation warrant.