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Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4:30 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]

On October 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm, officers were dispatched to the Amber Ridge Apartments located in the 3900 block of E. Bijou Street to a report of a domestic disturbance.  Officers contacted the victim who stated that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend of six months.  He was identified as 24 year old MichaelAnthony Rivera

The victim reported that Mr. Rivera punched her in the face, fracturing her nose in addition to strangling her.  She also reported that Mr. Rivera used a semi-automatic handgun to threaten her.

Detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department Domestic Violence Unit issued a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Rivera for the domestic violence related charges of 1st Degree Assault 18-3-202, Kidnapping in the Second Degree 18-3-302 and Menacing 18-3-206 based on the information gathered during their investigation of this case.

Mr. Rivera is a confirmed member of the Park Side Vario criminal street gang and is currently in violation of his Parole.  Mr. Rivera’s assigned Parole Officer from the Colorado Department of Corrections has also issued a warrant for Rivera’s arrest for a Parole Violation.

Mr. Rivera is known to split time between the Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas and his whereabouts are currently unknown.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 719-444-7000 or you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers 634-STOP.  You can also remain anonymous by texting a tip to police by texting “CSPD” and your tip to 847411.