Media Release from the
Firestone Police Department
Update on the Jazelle Martinez Case
On April 10, 2023, at approximately 9:46 am, the Firestone Police Department received a call regarding a missing juvenile female, Jazelle Martinez. The legal guardian of the juvenile advised the child was allowed to go with her biological Father and was subsequently not returned to the guardian on the agreed-upon date and time. It was determined at that time there were no official custody orders active at the time.
On April 14, 2023, Firestone Police were advised the guardian of the juvenile had been granted a motion to restrict parenting time from the biological father and that the juvenile was to be returned to the legal guardian. On that same date, the juvenile’s biological Father was involved in a critical incident in Northglenn, Colorado. At that time, the juvenile was released to a family member at the scene.
On April 20, 2023, Firestone Police was contacted by the guardian of the child and advised they had been granted temporary custody of the juvenile, but the location of the juvenile was unknown at that time. Firestone Police began an extensive investigation to locate and return the juvenile to her legal guardian. This included working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to post an Endangered/Missing Alert, which was shared by many media outlets.
On April 26, 2023, Firestone Police received an anonymous tip regarding the location of the juvenile. Based on the information, Firestone Police applied for and received a search warrant for a residence in the Denver metro area. On the same date, Firestone Police, with assistance from the Denver Police Department, executed the search warrant; however, the juvenile was not located at the residence.
On April 27, 2023, at approximately 3:00 pm, Firestone Police were advised the missing juvenile had been turned over to Adams County Human Services. They contacted and returned the juvenile to the Weld County Department of Human Services, who returned the juvenile to her legal guardian.
During the course of the investigation, Firestone Police developed probable cause on an adult female for the charge of Violation of Custody Order or Orders Relating to Parental Responsibility and is continuing their investigation related to that charge.
The Firestone Police Department would like to thank the public and the following agencies for their assistance:
- Adams County Human Services
- Colorado Bureau of Investigation
- Denver Police Department
- Weld County Department of Human Services
- Weld County District Attorney’s Office