Gonzales police seeking suspect in car break-ins
The Gonzales Police Department announced Wednesday afternoon that they have a suspect, whom they believed is connected to the recent rash of car break-ins.
Captain Allen Taylor said there were several reported vehicle burglaries in the month of March. The cars were parked in the area of the elementary schools, the College St./St. Lawrence area and near the Gonzales County Courthouse.
“There’s up to 17 on the books right now,” Taylor said. “The latest two happened Monday night. Apparently what the suspect was doing was looking through the windows for purses or wallets. When he sees them, he smashes the window, reaches in and takes the objects.”
It the investigation of a robbery of a vehicle that occurred on Friday, March 30 which yielded enough information to lead to the issuing of an arrest warrant for Daniel Navejar, 38 of Gonzales.
“He was released from the pen in February and has a lengthy criminal history,” Taylor said. “We can only tie him to the one burglary at this time. In my opinion, this subject is going to be tied to the majority of the vehicle burglaries that we had in March.”
“I want to thank Gonzales Wal-Mart for their assistance. Because of their help, we were able to obtain the suspect’s identity.”
Burglary of a motor vehicle is a Class A misdemeanor but since Navejar has three such previous charges on his record it is enhanced to a felony.
Officers went to serve the warrant on a residence where they believed Navejar was staying, but were unable to locate him.
If you have any information to the whereabouts of Navejar, contact Capt. Taylor at 830-672-8686.