take a good look at ‘Gargoyle’ — that’s Juan Acevedo-Giron’s street name.
He’s a dangerous gang member who detectives say broke into the young victim’s bedroom last week — armed — and ordering her to take off her clothes. “She had a lock, a sliding lock in her bedroom and he was able to use a screwdriver to pop that open,” says Yakima Police Det. Dulce Diaz. “Once he was in there he had that in hand, so he started poking at her, started making some demands for her to do. He jabbed the screwdriver on her legs, in her neck. He ended up punching her in the face, so there was some injuries that we were able to see.”
Detectives say he also pulled a gun on the girl — threatening to shoot her and her mother.
‘Gargoyle’ has five warrants:
- Indecent Liberties
- Assault 2
- Felony harassment – threats to kill
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Violation of a protection order
Officers say he’s considered ‘armed and dangerous’ and has been convicted of several felonies, including multiple gun crimes. “He has quite the criminal history,” adds Det. Diaz. “He’s definitely not a nice guy. He’s definitely not somebody that we want in our community. We definitely are looking for him. We need the public’s help.”
He has ties to Yakima and its lower valley areas.
He’s 22 years old, 5’8″ and weighs 200 lbs.
If you know where he’s hiding, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or use the P3 Tips App to submit your information.
You’re guaranteed to be anonymous and you could be in line for up to $1,000 reward.