Man facing charges over collapsible baton

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Niagara Falls man was arrested after police found a weapon belonging to him during a traffic stop.

State Police stopped a vehicle when they noticed the front seat passenger was not wearing a seat belt. The passenger, Guillermo Martinez, was said to be acting nervously.

Troopers say they spotted a collapsible baton in the glove box, and the 35-year-old admitted it belonged to him.

Martinez, who is on parole for third degree burglary, was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon and is due back in court at a later date. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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