On Thursday, detectives went to see the Martins again, this time to apologize.
The detectives told Rose Martin that Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly had ordered them to solve the problem, which was publicized in the New York Daily News.
Police say the problem dates back to 2002, when the Martins' address was used to test a police computer system. Authorities couldn't explain why the couple's address was used as a test case, but it apparently hadn't been properly removed.
Information from: Daily News, www.nydailynews.com