Wanted Fugitive May Go by Alias, Dress as Woman: Officials

Daniel Juarez Martinez is wanted for arson, domestic violence and criminal threats

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    San Diego County Crime Stoppers says Daniel Juarez Martinez (left) was last seen driving a black Toyota Camry like the one pictured here.

     An allegedly armed and dangerous fugitive wanted for arson, domestic violence and criminal threats may be hiding out under a different name or even dressed as a woman, officials say.

    San Diego County Crime Stoppers is working with other agencies to arrest Daniel Juarez Martinez, 33, on a felony warrant.

    Martinez is accused of attacking and threatening his wife in February, later setting fire to their Bonita home. He then fled to Mexico in March, law enforcement officials believe.

    However, they think Martinez has since returned to the San Diego area, possibly to connections in the South Bay. He is also tied to people in the Glendale area of Los Angeles County.

    Authorities say Martinez is addicted to narcotics and is armed.

    He was last seen driving a black 2010 Toyota Camry with California license plate 6KHS540, officials say.

    The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, standing 5-foot-9 and weighing about 160 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and several tattoos, including three black circles on his right arm and the letters “DD” on the side of his torso.

    Authorities say Martinez has used a number of aliases like “Daniel Catavarrias” and “Daniel Juarez” and is known to dress like a woman.

    Any information leading to an arrest could earn the informant $1,000 from Crime Stoppers. Call the anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477 if you know where Martinez may be. Anonymous emails and text messages can be sent to www.sdcrimestoppers.com.