Thornton police alert public to wanted restauranteur

Thornton police issued an alert Monday on social media asking the public to report any public sightings of the owner of Shelly's Pancake House and Mangia Tutto restaurants in Thornton.
  Carmen Leato
Police said the owner, Carmen Leato, has been operating under the false identity of "Raul Castanada." Leato is listed on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry as a violent predatory child sex offender.
There are multiple active warrants for Leato's arrest. Police said they believe that both Carmen Leato and his wife, Michelle Leato, have permanently fled the area. 
Anyone who observes Carmen Leato out in public should display caution and call 911 immediately. He is considered to be armed and dangerous and a threat to the public. 

Both are under investigation for multiple fraud/theft offenses.
Anonymous tips can be made to the Thornton Police Department at 708-877-4440.

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