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UD Police makes arrest of student on several offenses, including three felonies

University of Delaware Police arrested a UD undergraduate student on three felony charges among other offenses.

At approximately 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, a UD Police officer waiting in her vehicle in northbound traffic on N. College Avenue observed a motorcycle traveling northbound in a designated bicycle lane. When the officer attempted to stop the motorcycle, it fled while committing numerous traffic violations. The motorcycle eventually slowed to a stop near E. Cleveland Avenue and Wilbur Street, where Nicholas S. Martino, 23, was taken into custody without incident. During a search incident to arrest, Martino was found to possess a concealed firearm under his clothing without having a valid permit to carry a concealed deadly weapon.

Martino was arrested on charges of disregarding a police officer’s command to stop, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, concealed carrying a deadly weapon, resisting arrest without force, aggressive driving, reckless driving, excessive speed, disregarding a red light, failure to signal intentions, two counts of operating a vehicle on the wrong side of a roadway, two counts of driving on a shoulder or bicycle lane, and five counts of improper passing on the right.

Martino was issued a $23,612 unsecured bond and released. He is separated from campus and has been referred to Community Standards and Conflict Resolution.


Members of the University community are reminded to be vigilant: If you see something, say something. Be aware of your surroundings and lock your doors. Call 911 to report suspicious activity.

UDPD is committed to assisting victims. The UD Helpline provides crisis support and victim advocacy and is available 24/7 by calling (302) 831-1001. Read more about UD’s campus and community services and resourcesvictim support services, and complainant resources.

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