Car break-in suspect turns himself in


Redanos Barihe, 21, of Denver, turned himself in July 2 and is being held in Douglas County on a $100,000 bond in connection with a June crime spree involving more than 30 car break-ins, a home burglary and car theft in two Castle Rock neighborhoods, according to information from Castle Rock police and the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.

Barihe could face charges of one count of felony aggravated motor vehicle theft; one count of felony criminal mischief; 34 counts of first-degree criminal trespassing of a motor vehicle; one count of felony burglary; four counts of identity theft; and one count of false information for crimes that occurred in The Meadows and Castle Oaks subdivisions between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. June 20.

Police said a stolen 2005 F150 four-door truck has been found. Items stolen from the cars and home included two handguns, which have been recovered, as well as wallets and electronics such as iPods. Some of the stolen items have turned up at pawnshops around the Denver metro area.

Castle Rock police are asking for the public’s continued help in identifying at least two other suspects in the crimes that occurred that night.

“This case was solved so quickly thanks to a combination of stellar detective work by our officers and the public’s diligence,” Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley said.

Residents should lock their homes and their vehicles at night and close their garage doors, according to a police news release. Valuables, especially firearms, should not be left inside unattended vehicles.

Anyone with information about additional suspects should call Castle Rock Police Detective Jason Maes at 303-663-6100.


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