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Wanted Suspects in Custody

Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 4:30 AM [RELEASE AT WILL]


UPDATE:  The Walsenburg Police Department notified CSPD investigators earlier today that suspects Nathaniel Gonzalez and Gino Rael were in their custody.  A third person, identified as Anthony Baeza was also taken into custody. CSPD  Investigators drove down to Walsenburg to interview the suspects and continue to actively investigate cases allegedly committed by the suspects. 


Initial Release:  Colorado Springs Police Department Property Crime Detectives with both the Falcon and Stetson Patrol Divisions have been investigating a series of daytime residential burglaries occurring throughout Colorado Springs.


Suspects committing the crimes have been ringing the doorbell or knocking on the front door of the residences. When there is no answer, they go around to the back of the home and force entry through windows or doors.


The investigation thus far has determined that 20 year old Gino Patrick Rael and associates of his have been committing these crimes.


Gino Rael is a Hispanic male, 5’08” tall, 164 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He has been observed by witnesses driving a late 80s or 90s white Subaru station wagon with unknown license plates. There are active Felony warrants for his arrest regarding this investigation.


Also wanted is 20 year old Nathaniel Flavio Gonzales, who is an associate of Gino Rael.  Mr. Gonzales has a felony arrest warrant for False Information to a Pawn Broker relating to this investigation.  He is a Hispanic male, approximately 5’07” tall, 105 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.


Both Gino Rael and Nathaniel Gonzales should be considered armed and dangerous as weapons have been stolen during some of these crimes. Additional charges and arrests are anticipated as the investigation continues.


If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.


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