A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, police said.
The order was signed Friday, and authorities visited an upscale neighborhood in the northern coastal city of Dorada where Martin lives to try to enforce the order, police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press.
“Until now, the police have not been able to find him,” Valencia said.
A publicist for Martin did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
It was not immediately known who requested the restraining order. Mr. Valencia said he could not release more details because the order was filed under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law.
El Vocero, a Puerto Rico newspaper, reported that the order said Martin and the other party had been dating for seven months.
The report cites the ruling as saying they broke up two months ago, but the complainant says Martin did not accept the separation and was seen loitering around the complainant’s home at least three times.
“The applicant fears for his safety,” El Vocero quoted the order as saying.
The AP did not receive a copy of the order.
Mr. Valencia said the order prohibits Martin from contacting or calling the person who filed it, and that a judge will determine at a later hearing whether the order should remain in place or be revoked. He added that orders are usually completed in at least a month.
Mr. Valencia noted that the person filing the restraining order did not go to the police, where prosecutors would have to determine whether there was enough evidence to file charges. Rather, the petition went straight to the court.